Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Miffed About Muffins

I didn't have time to bake my own muffins this weekend, so I made a quick trip to the local Whole Foods to pick up a box from their bakery yesterday afternoon. I have to admit, this is mostly my fault for not checking the label, but when I went to unwrap the muffins this morning I noticed each one has 22 grams of fat, 2 grams of which are trans-fat!

I'm a healthy person, but by no means a big dieter. Sure I don't eat a lot of meat and I don't eat fast food, but I have a well-indulged sweet-tooth and an addiction to fine cheese. That said, there is just no way I'm starting my morning off with a BRAN muffin that has 22 grams of fat. How is that even possible? Is there a stick of butter in there?

Whole Foods isn't the only offender (I'm talking to you Starbucks). I have never found a store-bought low-fat muffin that tastes like food, and anything not marked low-fat is somehow more calorie-dense than a piece of chocolate mousse cake.

Where are the good low-fat muffins? They have to exist outside of our private kitchens. If anyone has a tip on where to get decent low-fat muffins (made with real ingredients, not chemicals) in Dallas, please let me know. And if you have great recipes, please share and I will post them.


Sleeper said...

Do you have Trader Joe's in Dallas? I highly recommend their Moral Fiber muffins. The cranberry-orange are my favorite. Half a muffin (all you'll want at a sitting; they're huge) has 120 calories, and —

[she runs to the kitchen]

...three grams of fat.

Sarah said...

We don't have Trader Joe's. :( Those sound wonderful. Maybe I can find a similar recipe online. Thanks for the tip.