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The Weight Watchers program, or WW+ as it’s called now, has been completely up to date within the final yr to be extra whole-health centered. The brand new program focuses on wholesome consuming, train, sleep and even psychological well being (a complete win in our e book!). I used Weight Watchers a number of years in the past to lose about 20 kilos earlier than my marriage ceremony. Although I do not observe it as religiously now, I nonetheless have the app on my telephone and use it for recipe inspo (like Kate Hudson’s favorite zero-point salmon or Katie Lee’s cauliflower-based pasta sauce), exercises and even free guided meditations. Particularly, I nonetheless make one in all my favourite WW-approved dessert recipes a minimum of as soon as every week: microwave “baked” apples.
I initially discovered this concept from Rachel’s Healthy Plate, however have tailored the recipe barely based mostly on my private preferences. Her model requires Stevia, water and cornstarch—however I pass over all of these elements. As an alternative, I mix one sliced apple (I like utilizing my apple slicer and corer for straightforward prep. Purchase it: $11 on OXO.com), a teaspoon of packed mild brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon in a microwave-safe bowl. Then I cowl the bowl with plastic wrap (purchase it: $4.59 at Target) and microwave every part for 2-3 minutes. As soon as heated, the apples begin to soften and launch their juices, and the pectin from the fruit causes every part to thicken right into a caramel-like consistency.
The result’s a scrumptious apple pie-like dessert that may make your kitchen scent unimaginable. Plus, the dessert is definitely fairly wholesome. Apples are a good source of fiber, cinnamon may also help balance your blood sugar and there are solely 4 grams of added sugar on this recipe. To not point out, should you do observe WW, this dessert solely has 1 level (and should you pass over the sugar, it’s very free on the plan!). These are scrumptious eaten on their very own, with ice cream or a dollop of selfmade whipped cream.