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The Healthy Family Mealtime Makeover, Issue #004 -- The Disease-Fighting Power of Apples
November 09, 2005

Welcome! Learn How to Combine Healthy Recipes with Family Fun!

I heard back from a few of you that the apple recipe I sent did not come through!!

And just because I want you to eat more apples! -- I am sending some applesauce ideas and TWO recipes for your family!

Applesauce Ideas

Make a nutritious frozen snack for kids. Pour applesauce into freezer pop forms and freeze for at least two hours. Mix in maple syrup, cinnamon, berries or granola for a tasty change of pace.

Top waffles or pancakes with a layer of cinnamon applesauce and a spoonful of vanilla yogurt.

Great for upset tummies! It's part of the BRAT (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast) remedy recommended by family doctors.

Try these easy recipes below:


Good for You Apple Crisp

This super quick, healthy update of the traditional apple crisp will be sure to please your family.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

4 to 6 New York State apples

3/4 cup oatmeal

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1 cup vanilla yogurt


Combine oatmeal, flour, sugar, and spices. Cut in butter and set aside. Cut and core apples. Slice thin and combine with dried cranberries.

Pour apple mixture into 8" x 8" baking dish. Sprinkle with oatmeal mixture.

Microwave on high for 12 minutes. Serve hot with vanilla yogurt as a topping.

Apple Oat Pancakes

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 10-12 pancakes

1 medium to large New York State Empire apple, cored, peeled and grated

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup low-fat milk

1 cup plain yogurt

3 eggs

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup vegetable oil


In a large bowl, combine apples, oats, milk and yogurt; stir. Let sit for 15 minutes. Add Eggs and stir to combine.

In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and add to above mixture. Add oil and mix. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a hot,lightly oiled griddle, cook over medium heat until golden brown.

Serve with 100% pure maple syrup or applesauce.

What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

Celebrating Healthy Families 2005


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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Kindy --Your Family Dietitian

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