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Apple Pie for Breakfast!

I love taking anything traditional and putting a little twist on them. Just something that people wouldn’t necessarily expect to make things interesting. This morning, it was apple pie. Yesssssssss. Who doesn’t love a good apple pie?!

I took some of the basics of breakfast as well as apple pie and just mushed them together to see what would happen, and good things happened. Give it a try when you are looking to spice up your morning!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 a Granny Smith Apple                                               2 English Muffins

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter                                                    1 Tablespoon Smart Balance Butter

1 Tablespoon of Sugar                                                   1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Directions:

1. Split a toasted english muffin in half and top each half off with peanut butter. I used homemade peanut butter that I wanted to try out from the supermarket but any brand should work fine.

 

2. Slice your apples up and put a few slices on each half. If you don’t like granny smith, or don’t have any, try a red apple. It’s closer to the traditional apple pie recipe. Granny Smith is just what I had lying around.

 

3. In a small dish, add the butter, sugar and cinnamon. Microwave for 15 seconds.

 

4. Drizzle this on top of you apples. Don’t go too crazy because this obviously isn’t an extremely nutritious dressing. I only used about half on 4 halves.

And Eat UP!

Some other options for the topping are honey and Agave. These are much better for you than melted butter and would give you the same sweetening effect.

You can also try some light brown sugar as opposed to regular white sugar. It would get you even closer to that authentic taste.

Let me know what you guys think and if anyone gives it a try!

Happy Eating!

 

Greek Yogurt, Apple and Pecan Salad

This afternoon I was STARVING, and could have eaten anything. I was on a mission. I needed something that was going to fill me up and NOW. So no kidding, apples are me go to. Not just a simple green apple that you bite into. I will chop them up into nice little snacking sized bites so by the time that I am done munching I am full. I love to dip them into a jar of peanut butter and just go crazy. But this time, I tried something a bit new, this pecan, yogurt Salad. It was delicious, really easy and quick, and I was seriously full by the end of it. I have a feeling that crasins would have been great in it as well.

Anywayds: Here is a really simple recipe for this guy, ENJOY!

Ingredients:

1 Large Green Apple                                                    1/4 Cup Pecans

1/3 Cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt, Plain                   1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar

Directions:

1. Chop up the green apple into bite sized portions.

2. Add yogurt, pecans, and agave on top.

3. Mix it all up! and ENJOY!!!

This will fill you up and keep you going for the rest of the day. It is perfect for that mid afternoon snack and is NOTHING that you have to worry about nutrition wise. It is also a perfect morning pick me up.

Give it a try, and happy snacking!