A Waldorf salad has apples and nuts and celery and is mixed with mayo. Here I recreate it but in sandwich form and serve it atop lean turkey slices. So good !!
396 calories per serving
100 calorie English muffin, toasted
1/2 small apple sliced
¼ c chopped walnuts
¼ c thin celery slices
1 T non fat mayonnaise
4 slices thin deli sliced lean turkey (Oscar Mayer pre-packaged meats are great)
2 lettuce leaves
Spread bread with mayo. Make sandwich with turkey and apples. Sprinkle with walnuts and celery slices. Top with lettuce.
This warm potato salad adds brussel sprouts, apple and a horseradish/mustard dressing. It turns out a robust side that is a welcome change to the typical brussel sprout preparations.
151 calories per serving
½ lb. small red potatoes, quartered
10 oz. Brussel sprouts, quartered
1 red apple in ½ inch chunks
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
3 scallions, thinly sliced
½ c apple juice
1/3 c white vinegar
2 T flour
1 T brown mustard
1 T white horseradish
1 t oil
½ t salt
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil and cook potatoes 5 minutes then add the sprouts and cook another 5-8 minutes or until the sprouts are firm but tender. Drain and place in a bowl with the apple, celery and scallions. In a small pan whisk the juice, vinegar, flour, mustard, horseradish, oil and salt and bring to a simmer and then cook 2 minutes on low heat. Pour over the other ingredients and toss well. Serve warm or at room temperature.
This is a great dinner or lunch side. The curry and apples give it nice surprise flavor.
120 calories per serving
1 c Miracle Whip
1 T curry powder
¼ of a medium head of green cabbage, shredded
¼ of a medium head of napa cabbage, shredded
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1 large carrot, shredded
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced
Mix dressing and curry then add all the other ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate several hours so flavors mingle well.
This makes a really different dessert – instead of just pudding or just fruit – you have a creamy pudding-ish base with tons of yummy fruit thrown in. Very refreshing and very different !
96 calories per serving
20 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice (not syrup), drained
15.25 oz. can sliced peaches in juice, drained
11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
4 apples, peeled and diced
1 ½ c skim milk
1/3 c orange juice concentrate
1 oz. package sugar free vanilla instant pudding mix
¾ c fat free sour cream
Mix fruit in a bowl. Whisk milk with pudding and orange juice for 2 minutes them mix in sour cream. Fold into fruit then cover and refrigerate.
The apples added to the stuffing make all the difference in this meal – it is special and memorable ! Try serving with Buttery Carrots.
290 calories per serving
6 boneless pork chops, about 1 1/2 lb.
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 T oil
2 medium apples, thinly sliced
1 1/2 c water
6 oz. Stove Top stuffing
Heat oil in skillet and cook onion 3 minutes then add pork and cook 4 minutes per side or until done. Move meat to a plate and keep warm. Add apples and water and bring to a boil and then stir in stuffing and place on top. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
This was sooooo easy to do and everyone just loved it ! You pour a whole lotta liquid over the top but by the end of the backing time, all the brown sugar makes its way to the bottom and drizzled over the top, it is pure heaven !
140 calories per serving
9 oz. yellow cake mix
1 t apple pie spice
1/3 c skim milk
1 medium apple peeled and coarsely chopped
¾ c brown sugar
1 ½ c water heated to 120 degrees
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch cake pan with Pam. Combine cake mix, spice and milk then stir in apple and spread the mix in the prepared pan. Combine brown sugar and water and mix well and then pour over the batter. Bake ½ hour or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Spoon warm cake into dishes and serve immediately.
The arugula on this sandwich is the perfect pairing to the creamy brie and the sweet apples – it gives it just the right amount of contrast. This is one of my top 10 sandwiches of all times ! Brie+ turkey+apple+arugula=YUMMY !
399 calories per serving
4 slices 45 calorie whole wheat bread
I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter spray
6 oz. thinly sliced turkey breast (deli meat)
3 oz. brie
¾ c baby arugula
1 apple, sliced
Heat brie in microwave 15 seconds or so to soften it and then spread on 2 pieces of bread. Top with turkey, apples and arugula and finish making the sandwich. Spray a heated pan with Pam. Spray outsides of sandwich with a couple spritzes of butter spray and cook 2-3 minutes per side in a hot skillet or a total of 3-4 minutes in a Panini press.
Fresh fruit, tons of antioxidants, low cal – this is the perfect sweet side dish. Serve with fish, chicken, next to a sandwich, as a snack….just eat it up before your kid eats the whole bowl on you !!
70 calories per 1/2 c serving
The addition of Pom juice to an already incredibly fresh cranberry relish … I’d call it a stroke of genius. You have to try it to believe how good it is !!
1 bag cranberries
3/4 c Splenda
1 granny smith apple, cored and in quarters
1 seedless oranges (peel and all !), in quarters
8 oz. Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice
Rinse the cranberries and pick out any bad ones. Place in a food processor and process until they are in small pieces. Remove to a bowl. Place apples in processor and blend until small pieces. Remove to bowl with cranberries. Place oranges in processor and process until all skin is in small pieces. Remove to bowl with cranberries and apples. Add Splenda and juice and mix well. Refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors blend.
What a refreshing snack on a hot summer day ! Pops of any kind make a great dessert or snack and these are no exception 🙂
12 servings (6 oz. pops)
103 calories per serving
2 granny smith apples, peeled and diced
2 c pear juice
½ t ground cardamom
1 ripe pear, peeled and diced
1 c applesauce
Mix apples, pear juice and cardamom and simmer on low heat 10 minutes to soften the apples. Add the pears and simmer another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the applesauce. Fill the molds and insert the sticks and freeze at least 8 hours.
For fun, place a green maraschino cherry at the bottom of each pop before filling with the other mix.
Apples and caramel – what a mix !! There’s no one here that didn’t want seconds of this tasty treat !
245 calories per serving
2 large apples
24 caramels, unwrapped
2 t water
Heat grill and fold 4 pieces of heavy duty foil then spray with Pam. Cut apples in half and remove cores. Cut each half into 4 wedges. Place 6 caramels in center of each piece of foil and place apple wedge over and sprinkle with ½ t water. Wrap each foil packet securely and grill 15-20 minutes or until all melted. You can also do this in the oven – preheat to 425 degrees and place the packets on a cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until all is melted.