Thursday, October 9, 2008

Healthy Apple Crisp Fall Day

OK, it isn't really apple crisp, but it is a crisp fall day and I am enjoying a baked apple!

So, why is that relevant to this blog?

1. Most people don't think of baked apples as healthy food choices
2. It is important to enjoy food
3. I have a special recipe

So, here is the "recipe"

Take an apple (I use small ones for myself or if I have large ones I generally eat half)
Cut and core the apple...slice it into about quarters
Place in microwave safe bowl

Sprinkle very lightly with:

Ground Cinnamon
Ground Nutmeg
Ground Clove
(other spices to taste)

Heat apple in the microwave for about 1 minute on high (times will vary depending upon your microwave and the number of apples. For 2 dishes today it was 3 minutes. Try one minute and rotate the apple if it needs more time.

Let the apple stand for a couple minutes. Voila! You have a delicious, healthy treat!

*Stevia is a fantastic zero calorie, natural, sweetener made from plants. It is super-sweet, so you just need to use a little bit. You can cook with it, add it to your drinks, etc, anywhere you would use sugar. You will want to experiment with the quantity though so you don't over do it! Look for Stevia in the health food store, a lot of regular markets don't carry it. If you don't see it, ask!

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