Tuesday, October 18

Apples to Apples

With 4 grams of fiber, 14% of your daily allowance of vitamin C and only 95 calories apples are a great snack or addition to any meal. They also satisfy hunger so they are a healthy way to curb your appetite:)

Here are two great recipes for crisps mornings and chilly evenings....

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (serves 4)

4 cups chopped Fuji apples (about three apples)
1 tbsp. brown sugar, divided
1/2 tsp cinnamon, plus pinch
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

Directions: In a large bowl, mix apples with 1/2 tbsp brown sugar and pinch cinnamon. Stir to coat apples well. Transfer to the crock pot.

In the empty bowl, combine oats, almond milk, 1/2 tbsp brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Add 1 cup water and mix well.

Add oat mixture to the crock pot, and gently stir. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 7 hours. (It microwaves well if you want to cook it the night before.)

Baked Apple (serves two)

2 large apples (cored)
2 tbsp melted butter (or butter spray)
2 tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp quick oats
1/2 tsp chia seed
nonfat plain greek yogurt

In a small bowl combine butter, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and chia seeds. Spoon the mixture into each apple. Place on cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 30 mins. Serve warm with a dollop of greek yogurt on each apple.

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