Spiralized Cinnamon Apples with Greek Yogurt

Spiralized Cinnamon Apples with Greek Yogurt
Whether you decide to eat this as a snack or a dessert either way it is delicious. That it's low in calories is just another bonus. One serving has about 150 calories.
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 1 large-sized apple
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoon pecans, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, plus 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 4 ounces non-fat greek yogurt
Directions
  1. Spiralize Apple (unpeeled) using the smallest blade.
  2. Discard core and seeds. Toss spiralized apple in lemon juice.
  3. Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Toast pecans and oats in a pan until fragrant and slightly golden.
  4. Melt butter with oats and pecans – add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, raisins, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar and cook until slightly caramelized. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon brown sugar into Greek yogurt. Divide yogurt into two bowls and top with spiralized apple and oat mixture.
Notes
You will have granola mixture left over. Store in air tight container in the fridge.

 

Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Bark

Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Bark
These cool and refreshing low calorie treats are a great, healthy snack. Surprisingly full of nutrient power packed with calcium, vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants.
Serves: 12 pieces
Ingredients
  • 2 c. plain fat free Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ c. honey
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract (I used vanilla paste)
  • 2 c. blueberries, washed and stray stems removed
Directions
  1. In medium sized bowl, stir together the yogurt, honey and vanilla.
  2. Gently stir in the blueberries and mix until all combined.
  3. In a parchment lined 9 x 13 pan, pour in the yogurt mixture and spread out evenly making sure blueberries are evenly distributed.
  4. Freeze overnight and cut into desired serving size
Notes
**If you have other flavored yogurt on hand, omit the honey and vanilla and just mix the yogurt and blueberries together instead.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 piece 38 g Calories: 47 Fat: 0 Saturated fat: 0 Unsaturated fat: 0 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 11.7 g Sugar: 10.5 g Sodium: 4 mg Fiber: .7 g Protein: .4 g Cholesterol: 0

 

Buttermilk Substitution

BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTION

Source:  melskitchencafe.com

ButtermilkMilkLemonVingarTatarYogurt
Lemon and Milk:

In a 1-cup measuring cup, stir in 1 Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.  and let sit for 5 minutes.

OR
Vinegar and Milk
In a 1-cup measuring cup, stir in 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar.  and let sit for 5 minutes.
OR
Cream of Tartar and Milk
In a 1-cup measuring cup, stir in 1/2  tablespoon cream of tartar.  and let sit for 5 minutes.
OR
Yogurt and Milk
Mix 3/4 cup plain yogurt with 1/4 cup of milk. Stir and make it a quick substitution for buttermilk.

Yogurt & Sour Cream Dressing for Cucumbers

 

Yogurt & Sour Cream Dressing
A nice light sauce for sliced cucumbers or a green salad.
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Serves: make ¾ cup
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 Tablespoon minced dill
Directions
  1. Whisk well all ingredients and taste.
  2. Chill well.
Notes
The yogurt and sour cream break down a bit to make a thin-ish sauce.

You could also add 1 clove garlic crushed or 1 tablespoon minced mint.

Try using fat free sour cream and yogurt for a lower calorie dressing

 

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