Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Apple Fries with Vanilla Cinnamon Yogurt Dip
Have you ever had a craving for one thing and by the time you made what you were craving, it turned into something completely different? Let me explain, a few days ago I was craving french fries. Yes even after gastric bypass you still get hungry, you still get cravings. It happens a lot more than what people admit to also. Well obviously I didn't have french fries but I have been finding since I made these little gems, I crave these instead. Its a good thing too because they are very good for you. I will give you the recipe to both the dip and the apple fries because even though they are great on their own, when they are together, Oh my goodness gracious! They are something to be had.
4-6 apples, I used gala but any apple will work
1/3 cup of sugar or sugar substitute, I used my no calorie sugar substitute
2-3 tablespoons of cinnamon, depending on how much cinnamon you like, I like things spicy so I used closer to 3 tablespoons
1/2 cup to a cup of vanilla flavored greek yogurt, I used oikos triple zero vanilla yogurt (15 grams of protein per container)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray.
You will want to slice up your apples like fries, all I did was slice off pieces of the apple around the core. Then I sliced those chunks thin to make skinny half moon shapes. After my apples were sliced, I mixed the sugar and cinnamon together on a large plate, and threw my apple slices in the cinnamon mixture. Make sure to coat all sides of the apples. Now just arrange them on your cookie sheet so they are not touching one another. Bake for about 20-30 minutes and flip them once half way through the cooking time. While those are cooking, its time to whip up the dip. Grab your yogurt and add in your cinnamon sugar mixture about a tablespoon. Mix it all up and store it in your fridge until your apple fries are out of the oven. Once the apples are finished cooking, start taking the apples off the cookie sheet. DO NOT LET THEM COOL ON THE COOKIE SHEET! They will stick like cement. Serve them on a plate with some of the dip and boom you are in snack Heaven, and you didn't have to break your diet to do so. Its a win win situation.
I hope you all enjoy your apple fries and whether or not you make the dip with them is totally up to you but for me you cannot have one without the other. Live ,laugh and love everyone.