Apples, a Super Food for
These babies have powerful diuretic powers, assisting in washing build-up fluids and toxins from the body.
Oh my - apples are naturally low in calories and compliment many fatty foods such as peanut butter and cheese, creating a healthy - palatable balance.
An apple may also prove more effective in snapping one to life in the morning rather than that traditional cup of morning coffee.
Apples have also been shown in health and science studies to be beneficial in controlling blood sugar levels.
Apples are a good source of fiber with about 2.6 grams per cup. A small apple contains about 2.5 grams of fiber, a medium apple contains about 3.3 grams of fiber, and a large apple packs a whopping 5.1 grams of fiber.
Apples may also assist in preventing ageing by reducing bad cholesterol and blood pressure.
Granny Smith - best for baking, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Gala, Pink Lady
1 small apple contains about 55 calories; 1 medium apple contains about 72 calories and 1 large apple contains about 110 calories. 1 cup of quartered or chopped apple contains about 65 calories while 1 cup of sliced apples contains about 57 calories.
And they make an excellent option as a healthy snack for dieters. For a quick low calorie dessert, core one apple. You can even leave the peeling in place.
Using a microwave safe dish, cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat. You can add a bit of low calorie, reduced fat margarine to the apple before cooking or after if you wish. Look for a margarine that contains about 40 calories per serving.
You can also add a spoon of brown sugar for about 11 calories for an unpacked teaspoon or 17 calories for a packed teaspoon. Light and dark brown sugar contain the same number of calories - so pick your favorite if you wish to add this to your recipe.
You can also add a good dash of ground cinnamon to the diet recipe for additional flavor as well as a dash of vanilla extract.
This is a very delicious, satisfying treat that will stick to your ribs for minimal calories and dietary fat grams.
We bought a bag of apples but about 5 of them were left and getting to the point where they couldn't be used.
So I used this recipe to make a cake [for my husband mostly as I'm watching sugar intake] and I had a small piece. It is so good. I think it can be Veganized....
1 1/2 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of vegetable oil
Vanilla, a really good dose of this
3 eggs....but can use egg substitute
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
2 or more cups of chopped apple, no peels
2 cups of flour, added last - then lots of chopped walnuts
I used a 9 x 13 glass baking pan & baked it in my elderly small oven for about 17 minutes. The original recipe called for 2 cups of oil and 2 cups of sugar - so my batter was very thick because I didn't add as much of those ingredients.
It's really tasty!
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