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This week I went to my first acupuncture session. I’m always striving to continue improving my digestive and mental health. I’m going to have a whole post about what it was like and how I’m feeling as the sessions go on. But for this week the main suggestion the Dr. had for my diet was no more raw/cold food. That means no more smoothies in the mornings no more salads for a quick meal. Everything must either be entirely cooked or warm. The idea behind this is that your digestion has to use more energy warming up the food you’ve just eaten leaving less energy for the actual digestion. Which can result in IBS type symptoms.
I found myself sitting in my kitchen trying to figure out how to make something delicious that was warm or cooked. My eyes immediately gravitated to the apples in a bowl on my counter. A light bulb went off, apple crisp. Reality check, the crisp topping is usually made of butter, flour, and oats. Well, that wasn’t going to happen. So I stared into my pantry trying to decide how I could create that crisp type texture with my apples. (Yes, that’s how I come up with recipes. It’s very scientific.)
I decided to go for a hybrid of a baked apple and an apple crisp to keep it cute and simple (read: portion controlled). Great for parties and if you can, great with ice cream! I definitely recommend these little beautifies. The cinnamon smell will fill your house. The cranberries give it little bursts of sweetness and the honey allows the topping to clump together in that quintessential apple crisp way. Just look at these cuties cut in half!
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- 2 small apples
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- 1 tbsp hemp seed
- 2 tbsp ground flax meal
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries
- 3 tbsp chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Cut apples on the equator*
- Use a melon baller to scoop out the core/seeds. Set aside
- Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl
- Stuff the apple halves with the nut/seed mixture
- Fill a baking dish with about 1/4 inch water
- Place apples in baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes^
- Drizzle with honey and serve
- * One half should be the top, the other should be the bottom
- ^ This time frame produces an apple that still has a bit of a bite to it. If you like yours a bit softer try another 5 minutes, but keep an eye on the topping for too much browning.
- This would be great with ice cream!