As we wind down the year that was 2017, I’m on vacation in Jamaica with my favorite peeps, taking some time to enjoy being with family and also to take some personal time to reflect. Sometimes I’ve got to segment out the different parts of my life to organize my thoughts before I can bring it all back together in a cohesive bundle that makes sense. Have you been there?
I’m grateful for this time, away from the daily grind (and the frigid weather)….but sometimes that’s just not possible. I get it. Don’t wait until you can create the PERFECT scenario to take some time for yourself.
What can you do to create space for you and your thoughts? For me, a cup of tea and a healthy snack will do it. These jam-filled oatmeal muffins scream extravagance—–the perfect way to get in a mindset of abundance—–yet they are super simple to make plus they’re vegan and gluten-free.
Healthy Jam Filed Muffins + a Mug of hot tea = Time. Space. Quiet.
Maybe you made these almond thumbprint cookies last week and still have some cranberry chia jam left? PERFECT! You’re half way to eating these delicious and healthy jam filled muffins. If not, no worries (the Jamaican slowed down version of life is getting to me!), the jam is quick and easy to make (and there is no shame in buying store bought jam—just get some that doesn’t have added sugar!), and so are the oatmeal muffins.
If you’re not one to sit and contemplate the world and how you fit into it, serve these as a grab and go breakfast or an afternoon snack. Bring them to a pot-luck brunch or send them in a lunch box. Wrap up a batch and take them to a new neighbor or a sick friend.
Definitely make these healthy jam filled muffins to bring when you visit a new Momma and her newborn or take them to work! Everyone at the office will appreciate a batch of these after the holidays when they’re trying to get back on track—–cuz these are HEALTHY jam filled muffins.
I think a batch of these healthy jam filled muffins would be wonderful to wake up to on New Year’s Day. Start the year off nourishing those that you love—-including YOU.