It’s crunch time! Apples come into their own in autumn.
There’s no mistaking this time of the year; the days are cooler, the nights are drawing in and there’s stunning colourful, crisp leaves flooding the ground. Apples come into their own in autumn. Once considered the forbidden fruit, apples have definitely earned our respect. Not only are apples sweet but they’re the perfect on-the-go grab-able food packed with an array of health benefits. Apples can help regulate blood sugar levels, increase the good cholesterol (which, helps to fight the bad cholesterol in our body) and are filled with pectin, which can help to eliminate stress.
Apples work wonderfully in both sweet and savoury dishes. This delicious dish comes from Jennifer Irvine’s book The Diet for Food Lovers.
- 3 large apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped into 3cm pieces
- pinch ground cinnamon
- pinch ground five spice
- 1 star anise
- 200ml Greek yoghurt
- 100ml low-fat live natural yoghurt
- Mix the apple with the cinnamon, five spice and star anise. Pop into an ovenproof dish and roast for 15-20 minutes until soft.
- Whizz the yoghurt together; then stir in the apples. Portion out individually according to the rule of palm.
Photo from The Diet For Food Lovers.