Super Healthy Apple Pie Oat Muffins: Your Palate and Body are Equally Happy! – By Dalia Al Saad

Serves 13 (4 muffins per person);
Total calories: 50 per muffin

It’s just too good to be true!!!

Just a week ago, I would have sworn that it is impossible to enjoy a mouth-watering dessert without feeling guilty..  and the fact that it is beneficial for your health drives me crazier! We grew up believing that delicious and healthy just don’t appear in the same sentence. It is either this or that!

It started when I found a very healthy recipe on YouTube. That’s when I got inspired and my mission to make it even healthier and enhance its flavors.

This recipe has ZERO sugar! ZERO flour! ZERO butter! That’s right!

I’m going to start off with the ingredients now and then talk more about them!


6 medium sized red apples

3 cups of whole oats (240 g)

1 cup of walnuts (127 g)

1 and a half cups of raisins (225 g)

2 sachets of Steviana sweetner

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/5 teaspoon vanilla powder

A pinch of salt

2 medium-sized eggs

1 low fat yogurt (170 g)

1/5 small lemon

About 1 and a half cups of water

Around 2 to 4 teaspoons of ground whole oats

Oil spray

Health Facts:

  • Whole Oats: 
  1. Improve Cardiac Health
  2. Aid In Diabetes Treatment
  3. Help Fight Cancer
  4. Help Treat Hypertension
  5. Improve Immunity
  6. Can Aid Weight Loss
  7. Promote Bone Health
  8. Enhance Sleep Quality
  9. Relieve Symptoms Of Menopause
  10. Boost Energy

and to learn more about the aforementioned health benefits AND find out how it can help your skin and hair, please click on the following link: 


  • Walnuts: 
  1. Improve Heart Function
  2. Boost Bone Health
  3. Improve Metabolism
  4. Control Diabetes
  5. Reduce Inflammation
  6. Skin Care
  7. Weight Management
  8. Mood Booster

To read more, follow this link:


  1. Help In Digestion
  2. Reduce Acidity
  3. Help Against Anaemia
  4. Help Prevent Cancer
  5. Help Treat Infections
  6. Help Reduce Sexual Weakness
  7. For The Eyes
  8. For Your Mouth And Dental Care
  9. For Your Weight Management
  10. For Good Bones

To learn more about raisins, follow this link:

Muffin 4


1. Put the yogurt in a bowl with 1 sachet of sweetener. Use whisk or a hand mixer to mix up the ingredients.

2. Add vanilla powder and whisked eggs and mix them up.

3. Peel and chop 3 apples into small cubes and put in a bowl. Add the lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and the salt. Mix well.

4. Peel the remaining 3 apples and put in the blender. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of raisins, around half a cup of water, and the second sachet of Steviana. Blend well.

5. Cook the blended apple/raisin juice on low heat and stir occasionally.

6. When the color darkens and the texture thickens (make sure it still has juice and is not dried out), strain it into a bowl.

7. Add the strained, blended, and cooked apples (step #6) into the bowl mentioned in step #1 and mix well.

8. Meanwhile, cook cubed apples in a pan, stirring occasionally, for about 5 -10 minutes until soft and juicy (half cooked) .

9. Strain into a bowl until it stops dripping.

10. Put the liquid (which resulted from step #9) into the pan and add 2 teaspoons of ground whole oats and whisk. Allow it to cook on a low heat till it starts to thicken. Add a teaspoon or 2 of ground whole oats if needed.

11. Add the cubed, cooked apples to the bowl mentioned in step #1.

12. Add the baking powder and the oats. Stir well.

13. Crush the walnuts into chunks and add them to the mixture.

14. Add the remaining 1 and a 1/4 cups of raisins to the mixture and stir well.

15. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

16. Distribute the mixture into two 24 cup mini muffin pans (after spraying the pans with oil spray) and you will have some mixture remaining, which will make around 7 more.

17. Bake for 12 minutes. (or till the bottom part turns somewhat golden as shown in the picture)

18. Allow muffins to cool.

19. Heat the apple sauce (step #10) and add a little water if it becomes too thick. Put a teaspoon of the apple sauce on each muffin to decorate them and add extra, natural sweetness.

Boost your energy and give your body the nutrients it needs as you enjoy this heavenly, delicious treat!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do! Enjoy! 😀


Healthy Oat & Raisin Cookies: Your Body will Thank You! – By Dalia Al Saad

Serves 10 (2 cookies per person);
Total calories: 205 per cookie

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Benefits of Black seeds – By Zatasha Kiran


Black Seeds

The black seed, also called Nigella Sativa, is known as the cure for “everything but death”. It is believed to be first found in ancient Egypt and is widely used for cooking purposes, often being paired with cumin or coriander to spice bread or baked goods. Sensitive to weather and soil condition the black seed is commonly found in the Mediterranean region. As well as being used in several cuisines, the black seed is customarily used for medicinal purposes, to cure certain illnesses and for overall health and well-being. It contains amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, alkaloids and many other compounds that help heal our bodies. Continue reading “Benefits of Black seeds – By Zatasha Kiran”

Simple Mouthwatering Homemade Sweets – By Natalia Oparka

Photography Credits: Skeeze

I often wonder whether I’m the only one who grows a sweet tooth every once in a while. That “once in a while” usually takes place in gloomy rainy afternoons in November… Buying buckets of hot chocolate may turn to be pretty costly (and unhealthy, I guess), so I’m always fond of homemade ways of satisfying my passion for sweetness.

Here is one of my new faves:

Homemade Bounty Chocolate Bar

What do we need? Continue reading “Simple Mouthwatering Homemade Sweets – By Natalia Oparka”

Fasting: Rehab Your Body – By Dr. Abdullah Bahi

Photography credit: laurentvalentinjospio

In many religions, fasting is considered one of the most common rituals. Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and many other religions promote fasting as an obligation or a way to get closer to God. This has been studied lately leading to the discovery of interesting health and spiritual benefits of fasting.

Fasting in many cultures is the willing of abstinence (or reduction of) from all or some food, drink, or both for some period of time. It is believed that it’s a great spiritual exercise for the soul to learn how to control one’s desires.
Other than the fact that fasting helps reduce weight, it helps remove toxins and waste products from the body. In addition, many people who perform the habit of fasting feel more energetic, which is met by a surprise because they believe it is the ingestion of food that gives them energy. This is not very far from the truth,  however, the body needs some rest every once in a while from the energy consuming process of digestion, especially if bad dietary habits are involved. And since the majority of people have unhealthy dietary habits, many dietary centers encourage intermittent fasting as a way of “resetting” the body.

Continue reading “Fasting: Rehab Your Body – By Dr. Abdullah Bahi”

Hair Hacks ~ By Zatasha Kiran

Believe it or not, the secret to healthy good looking hair lies in your kitchen! These quick, easy and cheap hacks will help maintain better hair all round.

1. Vinegar for shine:

Add a teaspoon of vinegar, preferably apple cider vinegar, to a bottle of cool water and rinse your hair with this once you have shampooed and conditioned it. Vinegar acts as a natural conditioner so will leave your hair soft, silky and smooth as well as banish dry scalp and dandruff.

2. Coffee for colour: 

Photography by Eliasfalla
Photography by Eliasfalla

If you’re not a fan of using chemical based dyes on your hair this hack works wonders. Add brewed coffee to henna mix before applying it to your hair. The coffee takes away the redness of the henna and leaves you with a darker, more chocolaty brown.

3. Garlic for growth:

Photography by Gadini
Photography by Gadini

Sufferers of alopecia and other hair loss problems have sworn by this method. Massage the inside of a garlic clove to the affected area until it starts to tingle. The garlic stimulates hair follicles, hence the tingling sensation. It’s recommended to do this every day for a few weeks before you start to see results, but it’s definitely worth the wait.

4. Tomatoes for smells: 

Photography by Security
Photography by Security

The above remedies, although effective, may leave an unwanted smell. Don’t worry, we have a hack for that too! Blend a large tomato (or two depending on the length of your hair) and apply it all over your hair. Leave it in for 10-20 minutes then rinse with cool water. Leave it in for longer if the smell is very strong.