After visiting the Apple Farms this past weekend - we had enough apples to feed an army. Though I may be good at cooking - I am NOT good at baking. This recipe is my take on a healthy “apple pie” (minus the crust). I have never been a huge “crust fan” either so this is my kind of pie…only the filling!
While at my uber healthy friend Sophia’s house, she whipped up this fruit concoction for her daughter - and I had the leftover’s with some non-dairy ice cream…So thank you Sophia for the inspiration!
What you will need:
- 2 apples
- 1 large mango
- 2 pears
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp liquid stevia
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Cut all of the fruit into cubes - any size is fine - I prefer mine about the size of a sugar cube.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add the coconut oil, fruit, cinnamon and stevia.
- The fruit will start to bubble a bit and get a tad “saucey”. Just keep stirring it for about 7-10 minutes and your compote is done. (I still like mine to hold shape and have a bit of a crunch).
- Once the compote has cooled a bit - scoop it on top of your vanilla ice cream (I like coconut milk ice cream) and ENJOY!!!!
I am a firm believer that breakfast IS one of the most important meals of the day - unfortunately I don’t have a whole lot of time to make a breakfast that is healthy, quick, tasty and adds a little substance. I have my usual faves - but sometimes I just want to grab something and go. THIS WILL CHANGE YOUR MORNINGS: My greek yogurt & chia parfait. You can make this the night before, and come sunrise, grab it and go! Not to mention, it is delicious, has lots of healthy properties, and leaves you feeling full with out being weighed down.
What You Will Need:
- 3/4 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Handful of fresh fruit (I used mango for this one but try anything that is in season)
- 1/4 chopped walnuts
- 1 tbsp dried goji berries
- In a bowl or Tupperware of your choice add your plain Greek yogurt and chia seeds. Give this a stir so that all of the chia seeds are coated with the yogurt - place to the side (the chia seeds only need about 15 minutes to expand if you want to eat it right away).
- Using which ever fruit of your choice, cut it into little cubes and add it on top of the yogurt and chia mixture.
- Next, chop the walnuts (or nut of your choice) and arrange those on top of the fruit - doesn’t have to be perfect!
- Lastly, top with the goji berries and either seal it up and store in the refrigerator or serve right away!
This recipe is light, but filling and won’t make you feel guilty. Along with the greek yogurt being packed with protein - the fruit adds fiber, walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids and the goji berries are packed with anti-oxidants! Enjoy!
Post by Michaela
The second round of Fan Feature blog submissions was absolutely delicious! Michaela and I loved reading through all of your wonderful, creative recipes. The recipe that we decided to post is from blogger Tuyaymya (her name means “yours and mine” in Spanish - so cute!) and we love it because it’s easy, healthy and it looks sooo tasty!
Without further ado, here’s Tuyaymya’s recipe for homemade Apple Cinnamon Chips:
These apple cinnamon chips are easy to bake, healthy and absolutely delicious!
What you will need:
1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F
2. Cut apples into thin slices
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the apples in a single layer
4. Sprinkle the apple slices lightly with cinnamon and sugar
** Tip: If you sprinkle from high above the cinnamon and sugar will disperse evenly
5. Bake apple slices for 1 hour, then remove from the oven and turn over.
6. Return apple slices to the oven for an extra hour. Total of 2 hours baking.
**Important: Let the chips cool completely inside the oven. This is when they will crisp up.
Presto! You can now indulge in guilt free chips. Enjoy :)
Check out Tuyaymya’s blog at whiteteeblackdress.com.
And keep a lookout for my next Fan Feature topic! xoxoxox
Post by Shay