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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Easy Baked Apple Recipe

Newlywed Nutrition Recipe

Oh I love the smell of apples and cinnamon in my home! Fall is definitely here and that means so are the holidays. I thought I'd have a lighter, sweet treat this evening that is still nutrient-rich  & pleasing to the taste buds. I hope you enjoy this recipe...I sure did. Happy Holidays!

Cindy's Healthy & Easy Baked Apples

Ingredients

2 Small Gala Apples (or apple of choice)
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp Brown Sugar with Splenda® or Stevia®
2 oz Water
Optional: 1 oz walnut halves, unsalted (about 14)

Note: Feel free to change up the amount of spices. 

Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Chop apples into small slices and place in a small baking dish (8x8 will do). 
Coat apples well with cinnamon, nutmeg, and Brown Sugar 
Place water in the dish & bake apples uncovered for 20 minutes or until apples are soft

Note: I like to leave a little crunch to mine. 

Yields: 2 Servings (2 Apples)

Let cool, then cuddle up on the couch with your favorite Holiday movie & Enjoy! 

Optional: If you'd like to add more of a crunch consider topping the whole dish with 1 oz of walnut halves 

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size: 1 Apple (1/2 dish)

109 calories
25 grams carbohydrate
4 grams fiber

With added topping

201 calories
9 grams fat
27 grams carbohydrate
5 grams fiber
3 grams protein

Nutrient analysis based of of the USDA Database

Recipe adapted from Health Essentials.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Benefits of Fiber


Fiber is your friend! The average American does not get enough fiber.

Getting adequate fiber in your diet helps with

  • Weight Management
  • Blood Sugar Control 
  • Heart Disease

Fiber can aid in decreasing risk for 

  • Diabetes
  • Increased Risk for Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Overweight/Obesity

 

Answers to the instagram quiz here!

 

Resources for your reading pleasure:

Fiber Infographic

Fiber Calculator

Fiber-Rich Foods List

High Fiber Nutrition Therapy

 

Websites:

The National Fiber Council 

American Heart Association

 


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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

National Eating Healthy Day

Happy National Eating Healthy Day guys! That term "healthy" means many things to many people but the American Heart Association    Advices us to consume a colorful plate in order to get essential nutrition. This campaign is designed to show us how simply adding a cup of fruits and vegetables a day (2 servings) will help you live a longer, healthier life. Take this opportunity to makes small changes to your plate. For instance, if you tend to skip out on fruit, set a day this week to eat 1 serving of fruit. What's a serving? Glad you asked!

Need help setting goals? Download my goal sheet printable for assistance. 

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