Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Yogurt

Plain yogurt can be really good for you....but I am not a huge fan of the taste.  And yes...there are tons of ready made flavored yogurts.  The problem is that a lot of those aren't so good for you.  Luckily you can just add to plain yogurt and have whatever flavor your little heart desires without worrying about extra calories, fat, sugar, etc.
1 Apple, diced into bite sized pieces
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Cup of Low Fat Plain Yogurt
Dice up your favorite kind of apple.  I used a Pink Lady here, but any apple with do.  If you use a granny smith (they're a little more tart) you might want to add some agave nectar or honey to add some sweetness.  Place the apple pieces into a microwave safe bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon. 
Loosely cover the bowl to keep the moisture in.  Microwave on high for one to two minutes (this varies from microwave to microwave, so I would suggest starting at a minute and going from there.  The apples should be soft (like the apples in an apple pie). may just want to skip the yogurt at this point and eat the apples as is.  They are going to smell REALLY good.  If you can wait a bit then let them cool down.  Once they are almost room temperature you can add the yogurt.  I used lactose free yogurt because dairy and I don't get along.  You can use any plain yogurt...I recommend reading a few labels and finding the healthiest choice for you.

- If you don't want to use a microwave you can bake the apple in an oven safe dish covered with foil.  Bake at 350 degrees for thirty minutes.

- This also goes great with vanilla ice cream...if you're having a cheat meal that is ;)

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