Organic apples are available year round and a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber can actually help prevent cholesterol from building up in the lining of blood vessel walls, thus reducing heart disease. The insoluble fiber provides bulk in the intestinal tract, helping to keep things moving through the digestive system.
For a real treat, try baked apples for an easy and delicious dessert or snack. Bake as many apples as you need, this recipe explains how to make one apple, but you can follow the same principles and bake a dozen or more.
1 apple, peeled and cored
1-2 tsp. butter
1-2 tbsp quick-cooking oats
2-3 tsp each cinnamon and sugar
Place the apple in a small baking dish or other oven-proof dish. Push butter, then oats, into the hole. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350Â°F for about 30 minutes, or until the apple is soft. Let cool slightly, and enjoy! For an extra treat, pair with vanilla ice cream.