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March 8, 2012

Eat Red: Baked Cinnamon Apple Bites Recipe!

From: Brandon Nichols, Community Outreach Coordinator, Self-Proclaimed Foodie 

Happy National Nutrition Month! This month is completely dedicated to nutrition and, thanks to our Community Dietitians, we’ve been sharing healthy life-style tips through our 31 Days of Healthy Living Challenge.

TODAY'S TIP: EAT RED!

The look of your plate has a connection to the nutrients you’re taking in. Color means variety; not just variety of color but variety of nutrients. The more nutrients you get the better. Adding color to your meals is simple and red is the perfect color to kick things off.

I don’t know about you, but my favorite red food item is APPLES. Apples are a good source of fiber and contain no fat. Not to mention they are tasty!

Eating apples doesn’t have to be boring. One of my favorite ways to add apples to a meal: Baked Cinnamon Apple Bites. This recipe is a fun way to jazz up apples and I add them to oatmeal or just eat as a snack. No matter how you eat them, you’ll love them!

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Fuji Apples, cored and chopped (or any apple you like!) 
  • ½ Teaspoon of vanilla extract 
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons of cinnamon
DIRECTIONS
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well with your hands
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly spread the apples on the sheet
  • Bake the apples for 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes
  • Enjoy!

Share your favorite ways to "Eat Red" and keep checking back for more tips and recipes.


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