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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe for Runners

I promise you that you can take any recipe or snack idea and simplify it to be as simple and natural/healthy as possible.

Is Sugar natural? sure is- the point of most recipes is going to be to use moderation with raw table sugar. Too much sugar spikes blood glucose and what is not immediately used gets stored if you ate in abundance.

Apple Crisp can be Great Pre-Run fuel because it can offer you some simple sugars both from the fresh fruit and from the tiny bit of raw sugar and the oats can offer you longer term energy for your run as it slowly digest and provides sugar into the bloodstream as you run! Cinnamon can help boost the metabolism; you get added hydration from the water in the apple, fiber in the apple and well most of all you get to enjoy a sweet treat without any guilt at all :)

  • 3-4lbs apples (cored/peeled) 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  •  2-4 tbsp sugar (evaporated cane is best) 
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp melted healthy spread  
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. Spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Slice and core the apples, then layer the apples in the baking pan
  4. Add all of the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and crumble over the apples. After the recipe is done; I shook the loose oats off so I could enjoy the apples the most!
  5. Bake  until the apples are tender approx: 20min - check with a fork for tenderness

Nutritional Value approx per serving:
120 calories
1 g fat
28 g carbs
1 g protein

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