Baked Apple Crumble

Only 180 calories with ice cream, without the ice cream it is 110 calories.

Since Thanksgiving is getting close, I am getting pretty impatient about getting my hands on all the yummy food I am going to get to eat. (:o) This week I have been trying to make an apple crumble that wasn’t so high in calories! Which is like pretty impossible to do but I improvised and made my own healthier version. I knew that it wouldn’t be an apple crumble without something crunchy or bread like crumbs. I decided to use oatmeal for this. Earlier this week I grilled the apples and it was good but the apples were very mushy and it turned into a puree. This time I decided to bake the apples and just wait for my yummy dessert.


Here is what you will need for 2 servings:
1 large apple (I used a macintosh apple.)
1/4 tsp of cinnamon (You can use 1/2 tsp if you’d like.)
1/4 cup of oats
2 tsp of sugar (I used two packets of sugar in the raw, I think I would have been fine with just one packet.
1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream (1/4 cup for each serving)
Optional Toppings:
vanilla yogurt instead of ice cream
toasted almonds
toasted walnuts

Instructions:
The first thing you want to do is pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating you can peel the apple and cut it into slices. Then you will want to take a baking sheet/dish and put a sheet of aluminum foil on it and spray it lightly with non-sticking spray. Then you will want to spread a thin layer of dry oats on to the baking sheet. Then add a layer of sliced apples and sprinkle with cinnamon, and then another layer of apples and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. You can also add more oats if you’d like. You bake the dish for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. After its done baking you cut it in half and serve on a plate and top it with 1/4 cup of ice cream. (It will crumble when you put it on the plate but you can assemble the apples into a circle and it will look just as nice.) This yummy dessert is only 180 calories!! Depending on the ice cream you use or toppings you use, this dessert can really go down in calories! You can also skip the ice cream and use low fat vanilla yogurt instead.

Vanilla Rooibos Latte

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Lately at nights I have been wanting to drink a hot cup of tea, since it is getting a little colder here in Texas. Over the weekend I decided to experiment and make a latte. Instead of a coffee latte, I made a tea latte! What?! A tea latte?!! Isn’t that gross?! <– That is what i am imagining you are saying…

Yes. A tea latte. It is delicious and sweet!


Here is what you will need for a 16 oz latte:
2 packets Celestial Seasonings Madagascar Vanilla Rooibos tea (or just any vanilla flavor tea you have, but this one is really delicious alone as well!)
16 oz of milk (I used 2% but by all means use whatever you want. For a healthier option, I would go with skim milk or almond to cut out some calories and really make this a healthy drink.)
2 tsp of sugar (I used 2 packets of sugar in the raw.)

Instructions:
So you will want to heat up the milk and the sugar in a saucepan. Make sure you don’t boil the milk because it will make a huge mess, you just want the milk to be hot. (I know this because it happened to me.) Then remove the saucepan from heat and add the tea bags. Wait about 4-6 minutes and then remove the tea bags. Finally just give it all a stir and pour that creamy latte into your favorite tea mug and enjoy!