Friday, June 29, 2012

Individual Apple Crisps

I was craving something sweet, but a bit healthy too. So I was inspired by this recipe here, and went for it. I think they turned out really good. It was quick and especially easy to serve!

Individual Apple Crisps
3-4 Apples - I used granny smith green apples
6 Tbsp of melted butter
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
a pinch of ground ginger
a pinch of sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Wash and dry apples. Cut in half. Using a melon baller scoop out the middle of the apples. 
3. In a bowl combine the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Stir in the melted butter. Stir until combined. 
4. Pat the oat mixture into and on the apples. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream. We drizzled a little bit of caramel on our apple too. :)


Light Summer Pasta

A nice low calorie and fresh chicken pasta. There's no sauce, but the lemon juice, garlic and salt and pepper give it just enough flavor to savor. It was so delicious, I'm so glad I have left overs for lunch! I got the idea from here

Light Summer Pasta
8 oz. bow tie pasta
6 strips of turkey bacon, chopped
2 medium zucchini's
1 cup of shredded chicken
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 gloves of garlic
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp. ground sea salt
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

1. Wash and cut zucchini in little spears. Place on a greased baking sheet, spray with olive oil, sprinkle some salt and pepper. Put in the oven under Broil for about 10 minutes, until they get a little golden brown. 
2. Cook bacon until crispy, but or break into little pieces.
3. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. 
4. In a small pan, put in the olive oil on medium heat. Add the garlic and simmer for 1-2 minutes. 
5. In a large bowl, put in the pasta, add the oil and garlic. Also add the bacon, zucchini, shredded chicken, chopped avocado and basil.
6. Slowly stir in the lemon juice, salt and pepper and Parmesan. 

Quick easy dinner, and will keep you wanting more! Enjoy!