Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Trying to Make Cupcakes Healthy

So I have been on bedrest all day after getting my second epidural steroid injection. I am, booooored out of my mind. I have been doing very good on trying to lose weight so far. I have been to the gym twice this week. I am only allowed to do the stationary bike, but i do twenty minutes a day. I plan on trying to do this 4-5 times a week. I have also been eating a lot more healthy. I have been following a pretty strict meal plan of about 1300-1700 calories. And if I am in a hurry I have been getting salads at McD's or Wendy's instead of the hamburgers I used to get. But most importantly I have been putting everything I eat into my nutrion tracker on

My only problem so far is the lack of sweets on the meal plan. I know when trying to lose weight you have to cut out a lot of the sweets, and I accept that. But I think living without cupcakes is a sad, sad exsistance. So while I have been on bedrest I have been brainstorming how to cut the calories and fat in my favorite cupcake recipes. I have been working on the vanilla cupcake recipe all day. So far I have cut the calories by 20 grams and the fat by a little over 3.5 grams. I would like to get it down even further, but not really sure how to do it.

The next step is to actually bake the new cupcake recipe and see how it tastes. Cause really what is the point of a light cupcake if it tastes horrid, right? So I am planning on making the vanilla cupcakes tomorrow morning, only I am going to make a slight adjustment, I am going to make Blood Orange Vanilla Cupcakes with Light Cream Cheese Frosting. and I will probably make them in mini form so that I can taste test them without all the calories and I will just adjust the rest of my calories for the day to compensate.

So wish me luck on this my latest cupcake experiment!


  1. Good luck! Let me know how it turns out. Guilt free cupcakes sound good to me!

  2. I know this is a year later... but have you tried substituting applesauce or baby food (prunes to be exact) instead of using oil or butter?