Thursday, October 13, 2011


I spent Thanksgiving this year in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Banff, Alberta.
When I first heard about this business trip I was a little bummed to be flying solo over the holiday weekend. With the expectation of swapping turkey dinner for over-priced, under-flavoured airport food I was delighted when a friend of mine offered for me to spend thanksgiving with her family in Calgary. Her family was more than generous, providing me with a delicious meal, a place to lay my head, great company and a guided tour of the beautiful Lake Louise and Banff. It is beyond easy for me to list the things I am thankful for and they certainly make the list!

The Rocky Mountains were breathtaking. I love when nature makes me feel small.

The view from my hotel in room in Banff, Alberta

Of course, one cannot show up to turkey dinner empty handed. With that in mind I extended my packing procrastination time by baking some delicious muffins to trek across the country. These are the healthiest muffins I have ever made.


Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup  
Oat Bran 
2 cups 
Wheat Germ 
1 cup  
Flaxseed, ground
1 cup 
Baking Soda
2 tsp 
Baking Powder
4 tsp  
Applesauce, unsweetended
1 cup
Egg whites
Agave Nectar
1/2 cup 
Skim milk
1/2 cup 
1.5 cups
1 cup 

Preheat oven to 350°F and line muffin tin with muffin cups.
Mix all ingredients together. Don’t over mix as this will prevent the muffins from rising. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Easy!

Wishing you an attitude of gratitude all year round :) 

1 comment:

  1. I've only visited the Rockies in the states... this is simply beautiful! (and the muffins look good, too ;-)