Food Feature Fridays: Episode 3 - Warm, Easy, Light and Delicious Recipe for Winter
By Kate Krasnow
If you're looking for a warming snack this winter, look no further than an apple! This recipe takes no more than 2-3 minutes, is filled with fiber to keep you full for a while and really feels like a dessert.
You'll need (for one person):
- 1 red apple (preferably red like fuji, macintosh, gala... )
- Note, I recommend buying organic apples even though it's a little pricier because apples are part of the dirty dozen! If you haven't read about the dirty dozen, check it out here.https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty_dozen_list.php#.WmCxLq6nFEY . Tip: EWG is a really helpful resource for clean products - beauty supplies, shampoos, etc. They reference ingredients and rate them on a scale of 1-10. The lower the number, the better the product for you!
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground cardamom
- Ground cloves (often overlooked superfood!)
- Himalayan pink salt
- Forager unsweetened plain yogurt (or any unsweetened yogurt - Siggi's is great for those who incorporate dairy, Forager or Kite Hill are great non-dairy options)
- Coconut flakes, unsweetened
- Local honey / or chopped date
- Raw cocoa nibs
- Chopped nuts - walnuts, cashews, macadamia
- Cut up the apple into small chunks, place it in a big, microwavable mug, and sprinkle with cinnamon, cardamom and salt, cloves (be careful on the cloves and salt, just a little pinch is fine)
- Put in microwave for one minute thirty seconds - or maybe a little more depending on the apple. When the time is up, poke one of the pieces with a fork, it should easily go through it and some liquid from the apple should be at the bottom, making it a bit juicy.
- Take the apple out of the microwave and mix it around.
- On top of the apple, put a tbsp to 1/4 cup of yogurt (whatever to your liking)
- Sprinkle coconut flakes, raw cocoa, local honey or chopped date, and chopped nuts
- Voila! Enjoy a cozy and healthy snack...
Recommend with some nice herbal tea, a blanket and a book :)