When it comes to healthy eating, I am a huge advocate. I know it can be fun and oftentimes necessary to indulge in a sweet treat, but on a daily basis, it’s always better to skip the cake and opt instead for a generous cup of nonfat, sugar-free frozen yogurt, (which you can always top with fresh banana slices if you walked a little extra that day). Don’t get me wrong, a little chocolate now and again or a few french fries from a pal’s plate are completely acceptable, but for the most part, try to stick to choosing healthy foods every day.
Moderation in every aspect of life is always a smart choice so you don’t find yourself sprawled out on your kitchen floor surrounded by empty cereal boxes and M&Ms bags, praying you could undo the last 20 minutes of your life. This is why it is important to let yourself enjoy a sweet treat on a daily basis and I absolutely encourage you to do this – especially as we move into holiday season where temptations abound.
If you read my recent post, “Spice Up Your Holiday Season…and Your Health” about the benefits of spices such as cinnamon, you’ll understand why I love cinnamon so much, and how I try to use it in as many ways as possible. For this recipe, it adds exactly what you need to enjoy the full effects of this tantalizing treat.
Guilt-Free Apple “Pie”
1 apple (Chopped)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Vanilla Yogurt (I prefer Dannon Light & Fit® Greek Yogurt)
Directions: Mix together and enjoy! Seriously, it’s that easy! If you need a little crunch or want to get that “crust” texture and taste for your “pie,” then add a small handful of low-fat granola or Fiber One cereal. This will not only add fiber to your treat and satisfy your carbohydrate craving, but it will fill you up.