Random Acts of Kindess


I love the ideas of intentionally practicing Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs).  RAKs can consists of any selfless act large or small, they can fit into anyone’s busy schedule and don’t have to cost anything. Some common examples of RAKs include: buy coffee for the person behind you, bake cookies for a friend, offer your seat on the bus, send a post card to a loved one or compliment a stranger. RAKs can take up as much or as little of your day as you have and you can have fun with it! Like ripples in water, the single action of an individual can have a far-reaching effect.

One RAK that I enjoy is creating healthy(ish) treats to share. Due to my busy schedule and commitment to health, I am always experimenting with quick and easy ways to put a nutritious twist on tasty recipes.  This month I decided to bake mini chocolate chip and pumpkin muffins to share with friends, family and co-workers.  This sweet treat is full of fall flavors, anti-oxidants, iron and fiber. According to Traditional East Asian Medicine pumpkin improves digestion, strengthens the lungs and clears the skin. Nutritionally pumpkins are high in beta-carotene, which has been found to protect the eyes and mucous membranes of the body.

Another great thing about these mini pumpkin muffins are that they are only three ingredients and take about 15 minutes start to finish! Here is the recipe if you would like to give it a try:

You can get all the ingredients from Trader Joe’s.


  1. Gluten free muffin mix (I used a pumpkin brand from Trader Joes because it already had nutmeg and cinnamon added to it, but if you use a plain muffin mix you can add these spices separately)
  2. One 15 oz can pumpkin
  3. One cup chocolate chips (use dark chocolate for extra nutrition points)





So easy. So delicious.
  1. Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add mixture to greased mini-muffin pan.
  3. Use about one heaping tablespoon per mini-muffin.
  4. Cook in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes.

Let cool. Enjoy. Share ☺



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