Dates: Rich and sweet, they are a good source of fiber, magnesium, potassium, and health-promoting polyphenols.
Mix 1/2 cup cooked cold oatmeal; 1/4 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts; 5 chopped, pitted dates; 1 tablespoon maple syrup; 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg; and a pinch of salt. Use a melon baller to make a cavity three quarters deep in each of 4 Rome apples and pack with filling. Place apples in a baking dish, pour 1/2 cup apple juice around them, cover with foil, and bake at 375 until tender, 40 to 70 minutes. Top with a teaspoon of heavy whipping cream.
Makes 4 servings
Per Serving: 270 cal, 6 g fat (1 g sat), 58 g carbs, 40 mg sodium, 8 g fiber, 3 g protein
Tip of the Day
Up for a challenge? Challenge yourself to make half your grains whole. Mix white rice with equal parts brown rice and enjoy with a veggie-filled chicken stir-fry. Serve with a side of fruit and a glass of milk to include all 5 food groups.