Apple Pie “making it healthy”

23 Sep

When I train for a marathon, I often crave something sweet later in the evening. I love apple pie so I decided to look up the nutritional value online to see if it was a smart choice. After looking at the nutritional value, I decided to look for a healthier alternative. The nutritional value for apple pie is featured below:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 piece (1/8 of 9″ dia)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 174

Calories 411

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 19.38g 30%
Saturated Fat 4.728g 24%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.174g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.359g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Potassium 122mg
Total Carbohydrate 57.5g 19%
Dietary Fiber –
Sugars –
Protein 3.72g

A piece of apple pie is a fourth of most people’s total caloric requirement.  It is high in carbohydrates and extremely low in protein. It is also very high in fat. This of course does not include the scoop of ice cream and caramel that is served with apple pie at most restaurants. If you ran at a 6.0 speed on the treadmill for 45 minutes, you would burn an average of 405 calories, which would be less calories than the piece of apple pie. I knew there had to be healthier options. My goal was to create a shake that tasted good but had less fat, more protein, and more fiber.  Below is my apple pie delight.

Apple Pie Delight

1/4 cup of apple juice

1/2 cup of silken tofu

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/8 ground ginger

1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce

This shake tastes delicious and the spices help to curb your appetite, the protein from the tofu helps to stabilize your blood sugar, and the fiber from the apples helps to keep you full.

Start or end your day with an apple pie delight. Take pleasure in a healthier alternative.

apple pie

In Health and Happiness,

Madeline Dolente

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