Sunday, August 5, 2012

Healthy, Simple, (and kid friendly!) Dessert

I have such a sweet tooth, constantly. But I am also an extreme health nut. So I'm sure you can guess that I'm always looking for healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth. I'm going to share one of my favorite desserts (or bedtime snacks) with you now. This idea comes from one of my favorite dietitians, Dietitian Cassie, who stresses a balanced diet with all that she teaches. She suggested this on her twitter feed and I tried it and loved it. Also, Madi loved it too! (major bonus for a picky eater!)

What you'll need:
small non-stick skillet
two apples (or pears)
organic unrefined coconut oil
ground cinnamon

How to prepare:
cut up apples into cubes or bite-sized peices and heat coconut oil on medium in a non-stick skillet. Once the oil is warm, pour the apples into the oil (carefully, it might splatter) and let it sautee for about 5 minutes or until the apples are soft.

Drain the oil into a bowl and then pour the apples into a serving bowl. Top with cinnamon (however much you want, it speeds up metabolism!) and stir so that it is evenly distributed.

Then, enjoy!

It tastes, to me, like the inside of a pie filling, except without all the things that make you feel guilty afterwards. There's no sugar, crust, or artificial apples. It's all natural and the perfect amount of fat and carb to make a healthy and delicious dessert!

Did you try it? Did you alter it at all? What was your opinion of it?

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