Many peoples new years resolutions is to loose weight or eat healthier in general. I have been an avid follower of Hungry-Girl, and even though I find her recipes have too many ingredients which add up in cost, I have used and adapted some of her recipes to indulge in lower calorie treats.
Here are 2 delicious recipes that my family and I all love and have been making for a while now.
The "Baked" Apple:
As you know from the Apple Pies on a stick post, I love apples. This dessert has been one of my favorite for as long as i can remember for two reasons. Firstly, because it has cinnamon. Anything that is cinnamon-y is delicious! Secondly, because it is super simple and I can make it just for me. Unlike cupcakes, where you have to bake a bunch.
Place on the stove and cook on medium heat until apples are tender, stirring them as you cook.
Pour into a bowl and eat.
You can make this in a frying pan or in a toaster oven. We replaced our toaster oven with a regular toaster, so I made this in a frying pan. But over the summer, the toaster oven worked the same.
NOTE: I recommend toasting the bread in a toaster oven or toaster first if using a frying pan.
Then spread with brummel and brown (or any other low calorie/low fat butter spread) I Can't Believe It's Not Butter is a good substitute as well.
Sprinkle each side with a packet of Splenda
and some cinnamon.
looking good already :)
Place face down into a frying pan (coated with some Pam) and cook on medium low for a minute or less.
Splenda is all chemicals so it doesn't take much for it to burn, be careful! If it is black is doesn't means it has a burnt flavor fyi!
Then cook the back side to toast it up a bit more.
Then, flip back over for a few more seconds.
And serve hot. Seriously, clean the pan later, this has got to be eaten warm.
Wishing everyone the best of luck with their New Year's Resolutions! Check back for more healthy and yummy treats and tips!
With love and cupcakes,