Is there anything more autumnal than apples?
As the leaves start to change color and temperatures begin to drop, something in my body just craves apples. Apple cider, apple crisp, applesauce, and the trusty favorite: apple pie.
Now, I’m a woman who believes that indulging every now and then is healthy. It’s important to fully enjoy the things you love, guilt-free. But if your apple pie craving won’t settle for “moderation” (as mine won’t), then you need a recipe that’s as good for your health as it is for your autumn-loving soul.
I have a fabulous recipe for apple pie oatmeal that will satisfy your sweet tooth while nourishing your body and keeping you full until lunch. It’s a win-win-WIN.
Ingredients (Recipe from Oh She Glows)
1/3 cup regular oats
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
Pinch of kosher salt
1 ¼ cups milk (or almond milk)
1 apple, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts, for sprinkling on top
In a medium-sized pot, whisk together all the ingredients except the vanilla extract and walnuts. Whisk well.
Heat the mixture over medium heat for about 8 minutes. Stir often, until the liquid is absorbed and the oatmeal thickens up. Then stir in the vanilla extract.
Pour the oatmeal into your bowl and sprinkle with chopped walnuts, a drizzle of maple syrup, and another pinch of cinnamon (optional). Add a bit more milk on top if you want to thin out the consistency.
You can adjust the spices, toppings, and milk until you get a flavor and consistency that’s just right. Happy experimenting!
Did you know that in Norse mythology, apples were given to the gods to promote fertility? We don’t know if that will increase your chances of conception, but eating a healthy diet sure will! This recipe has three power players — apples, whole grain oats, and omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds — to nourish your body and prepare it to conceive.
Many foods can increase your chances of conceiving, and we’d love to talk about them at your next appointment. Call 717-747-3099 or click below to set yours up.