Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Roasted apples - The low-carb way for the delicious dessert

Hey guys,

Everybody needs a dessert sometimes...if you just like to finish your menu with a nice dessert, invite your girlfriend or boyfriend over to a romantic dinner or just like to cook two- or three-course meals. If you want to follow a healthy diet this actually could be a problem since most of the common desserts contain huge amounts of sugar or other fast carbohydrate sources (e.g. honey). But there are still opportunities for delicious and healthy desserts. The recipe of one alternative is the following:

Roasted apples (healthy style)

Ingredients:

- 6-7 small-sized sour apples (it's quite important that they are sour!)
- 2-3 oz. (approx. 50-80g) butter
- 2-2.5 oz. (approx. 50-70g) flaked almonds
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon powder

Preperation:
Wash the apples properly and cut them to quarters. Get rid of the seeds and the apple core by cutting them out. Now cut the quarters to smaller cubes. Heat the butter in a saucepan until it is melted. Put the apple cubes inside and stir them. Let it cook for approx. 12 minutes and then add the cinnamon powder and the flaked almonds. Let it simmer 5 more minutes. Meanwhile scrape the vanilla bean and add the extract to the apples.Stir it from time to time. Finally your healthy dessert is finished! Pretty simple, isn't it?



Btw.: Apples are great even for a low-carb diet, because they contain few carbs (and few calories as well). Additionally some nutrition scientists assume that cinnamon may also help you to lower your blood sugar level. If you put this together, few carbs (small insulin effect) from the apples + the effect of cinnamon (lower blood sugar levels lead to less insulin production) the final carb influence is pretty low. As there is no high insulin level there is no big transportation system for fat (butter) into your body cells either. So you get a tasty dessert with almost no negative side-effects that normally accompanies the common desserts.

Enjoy it without any worries or regrets!

Cheers,
Andi