It's Apple Time

While we might be mourning the end of berry season, we can at least take refuge with a crunchy apple on a crisp morning. Apples are a great low-glycemic fruit to add into your snack mix. The high fiber and wide range of vitamins will fill you up with the nutrients your body needs for sustained energy. Unlike that high fat donut you're craving. Instead, add a tablespoon of peanut butter on your slices to balance the snack with protein and the good fats.  

So hang tough and think long-term health with this easy apple recipe from Cooking Light. Add a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt if you must:)

Walnut Stuffed Slow-Cooked Apples

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons dried currants
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 4 medium Granny Smith apples, cored
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup apple cider

Preparation

  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, stirring to combine. Peel top third of each apple; place apples in an electric slow cooker. Spoon walnut mixture into cavity of each apple.
  • Combine the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup brown sugar, and apple cider in a small bowl, stirring to combine. Pour over apples. Cover with lid; cook on LOW 2 3/4 hours. Remove the apples with a slotted spoon. Spoon 1/4 cup cooking liquid over each serving.