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. . 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


  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. Take the apple out of the microwave and mix it around. 
  4. On top of the apple, put a tbsp to 1/4 cup of yogurt (whatever to your liking)
  5. Sprinkle coconut flakes, raw cocoa, local honey or chopped date, and chopped nuts
  6. Voila! Enjoy a cozy and healthy snack...

Recommend with some nice herbal tea, a blanket and a book :)