Eat apple pie while losing weight? Wait, what?!?!

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Making the delicious nutritious…that’s one of my main philosophies for success in enjoying life while remaining healthy.

Well, I LOVE LOVE LOVE dessert and so am always looking for ways to make the delicious nutritious…and for my crazy life (and the crazy lives of my clients), fast and easy!

Well, check out this simple, easy, fast and yet oh-so-YUM dessert.

1c Trader Joe’s chunky apple sauce
1/2t cinnamon
2T homemade granola (recipe below)

That’s it!  Doesn’t look nearly as mind blowing as it tastes, but I swear it was like eating apple crumble.  The trick is Trader Joe’s chunky apple sauce.  It has actual slices of apples in it (like apple pie!) and is sweetened with apple and grape juice.  This gives it the perfect sweetness without adding any refined sugars. 

You can’t get simpler than this!

Granola recipe:
6c gluten free rolled oats (cheap at Trader Joe’s)
1c pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/2c sunflower seeds
1/3c chia seeds
1/3c flax seeds
1c nuts of choice
1/2c unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2-1c organic agave nectar/maple syrup/raw honey (based on how sweet you like it)
1/2-1c coconut oil (or other healthy oil of choice)
1=2T cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Mix all ingredients together.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or foil and spread granola mix evenly on pan. Bake at 325. Stir every 10 minutes and pull out of oven when the granola is golden brown (approximately 30-35 minutes).  Let it sit for 15-20 minutes so it hardens and creates those yummy granola clumps.  Add whatever dried fruit you’d like.  I also like to add hemp seed to my granola after it is done baking for additional nutrition.  This makes a LOT of granola, so don’t hesitate to share it with your friends and inspire them to be healthy too!

 

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