Thursday, April 2, 2015

Healthy Makeover: Boston Market Cinnamon Apples

One of my favorite treats when I was younger used to be cinnamon apples. Something about the pairing of cinnamon and warm apples is so good! It brings back a lot of really good family memories.

I used to love Boston Market's cinnamon apples, but holy cow they are LOADED with sugar. One 6 oz. serving contains 250 calories, 55 grams of carbs and 49 grams of sugar! No thank you, just thinking about all that sugar makes my stomach hurt. 

Last week I was craving something sweet, which is odd for me. I don't keep sugary "treats" in the apartment because I don't eat or like them (they make me sick), but I thought of cinnamon apples. I decided to recreate cinnamon apples. OH MY GOODNESS my taste buds did a happy dance! It was just as good as I remembered and WAY healthier! Best of all it takes less then 5 minutes to make!

Healthy Cinnamon Apples
  • 1/2 medium granny smith apple
  •  1 teaspoon smart balance buttery spread light with flaxseed oil
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon, more or less to taste

Cut up the granny smith apple. You can cut it into chunks or slices, either way works.

Place apple chunks in a microwave safe bowl and scoop the butter into on top of the apples.

Microwave for 2 minutes.

Carefully remove the bowl, it will be hot. Stir the apples so they are all coated in the melted butter.

Add in 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon cinnamon, be the judge of how cinnamony (I totally made up that word) you want your apples, and stir everything together.

Microwave for an additional 1.5-2 minutes. The apples should be tender when you prod them with a fork. 

Allow the apples to cool for a minute, so you don't get burned, before devouring! 

You can eat a little over four servings of my cinnamon apples and still be no where close to consuming as much sugar as Boston Market's cinnamon apples.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2 g3 %
Saturated Fat 0 g2 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 30 mg1 %
Potassium 90 mg3 %
Total Carbohydrate 12 g4 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g12 %
Sugars 8 g
Protein 0 g0 %
Vitamin A4 %
Vitamin C4 %
Calcium2 %
Iron2 %

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