Thursday, September 9, 2010

Apple Crisp on a crisp fall day!

Hi everybody!

As summer winds down and fall seems to be upon us, I am really feeling the need to pick some apples and get more in-season fall foods into my body! Apples are especially important for good health. Not only full of fiber and cancer-fighting phytochemicals, apples are a filling, low-calorie snack that is mobile and lasts well. They’ve been shown to prevent Alzheimer’s, asthma, lower cholesterol and aid in weight loss. In fact, a Brazilian study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lost more weight while dieting than women who did not eat fruit while dieting. Check out this amazing recipe for Apple Crisp! Happy Fall!

Apple Crisp  
Taken from Clean Food by Terry Walters
12 apples (peeled, unpeeled, or both) cored and sliced
¼ cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup dried currants
1 tablespoon whole wheat pastry flour or brown rice flour

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or brown rice flour
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
To prepare filling, place apples in large bowl. Fold in syrup, cinnamon, and currants. Sprinkle on flour and gently fold until combined. Spread mixture into a 9 X 12 baking casserole. 
To make topping, use the same mixing bowl and combine oats, flour, nuts and cinnamon. In separate bowl, whisk together syrup and oil, add to dry ingredients and mix until crumbly. Spread topping evenly over apples, cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes or until apples are cooked through. Remove from oven and serve. 

Peace & Veggies,

Jane Ashley, MA, CNC, AADP, is a Nutritional Counselor and Health Educator. She is also the Director of Consumer Communications for Eat Right America™. Her passion is to help women create balance in body, mind and spirit. She helps women who struggle with stress, lack of energy and excess weight take action to reach optimal health through good nutrition. She loves to cook, run, teach cooking classes and runs monthly women’s groups called “Feed Your Soul—for Women on the GO.” She also runs corporate wellness workshops and participates in public speaking events. Jane offers a personalized coaching program or group classes. Special rates apply for fans of Jennie Fresa :) Check out for more info!

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