Remember my mom’s recipe for Apple Crisp? It’s seriously delicious and one of my favorite desserts ever, but, sadly, it’s not at all healthy. I mean, there’s a cup of sugar and a full stick of butter in it. So, when Mal suggested it for dessert last night, I happily made him a batch and made myself a lighter version, which turned out amazingly. It’s no mom’s Apple Crisp, but it’s pretty close!
Apple Crisp Light
- 3 medium apples, coarsely chopped
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 350*F.
- Combine filling ingredients in a large bowl; coat apples in cinnamon and sugar, and then transfer to a baking dish. (I used a 1-1/2-Quart Covered Round Dish.)
- In the same large bowl, combine all of the topping ingredients and mix well, and then pour on top of the apples in the baking dish and spread evenly.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until apples are soft and topping is lightly browned.
- Allow to cool before serving and enjoy!
BLT’s were on the menu for last night’s dinner: 2 slices of bacon + 2 slices of tomato + lettuce + mayo on a toasted whole wheat Sandwich Thin.
Baconator. Because … she makes everything better?
(Yes, I got sucked in to The Bachelor again. I’m not proud, but I love those crazy chicks!)
On the side, I had some roasted Brussels sprouts.
And, of course, for dessert, I enjoyed some Apple Crisp Light. The topping, in particular, came out so well—hearty and sweet!
Marshalls and T.J.Maxx Gift Card Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered my Marshalls and T.J.Maxx Gift Card Giveaway! Here are the winners:
My first fitness goal for this year begins tomorrow with a Bikram 30-day challenge. I’ve been doing Bikram yoga for a little over two years now but have never completed 30 classes in 30 days, so I am excited to test my mental and physical strength!
My second fitness goal is to complete my first 5K. I am not a natural born runner (or so I think) so I look forward to the challenge of training my body to become a runner once and for all. Here’s to a fantastic year!
I want to get more out of my gym membership by taking more classes. I love some of the yoga classes, but I need to get more into the cardio and strength classes as well.
Congrats, Dawn and Cate! Please email me at email@example.com with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize.
Question of the Day
Anyone else watching The Bachelor this season? If not, what’s the trashiest show you watch on TV?