Apple Pie Gets a Healthy Makeover with Apple Pie Deconstructed + Recipe Redux June Challenge

There’s nothing more all-American than apple pie, but at well over 400 calories in a slice (and that’s without the vanilla ice cream!), I decided to give this classic dessert a healthy makeover … while keeping all the great, time-honored flavors.

Apple Pie Makeover: Apple Pie Deconstructed via #healthy #apple #pie

The filling for this Apple Pie Deconstructed relies on the natural sweetness of apples, blueberries, and strawberries and calls for just half a tablespoon of brown sugar. There’s nothing gooey or gloppy about this filling. And the crust is a lot lighter too. With just 1 tablespoon of butter, it’s more crumble than crust.

My apple pie version has under 200 calories, which is not bad for a dessert!

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A Recipe for Banana Mango Overnight Oats + My New-Found Love for Oats

Add great flavor and good nutrition to your family’s morning meal with this easy-to-make recipe for Banana Mango Overnight Oats.

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When I was a kid, my mom never served oatmeal (or any hot cereal) for breakfast. Turns out that when she was a kid, her mom made hot cereal every single day. After one too many bowls, my mom — who is now 82 years old! — still can’t stand the sight of it.

Boo hoo. Sigh, sigh. I was deprived.

Banana Mango Overnight Oats

I’ve always liked oatmeal and I’ve always appreciated its nutritional merits, but I didn’t start LOVING oats until I discovered overnight oats and created a recipe with just the right texture, flavor, and appeal that my taste buds could simply not resist.

I could eat overnight oats every single day and never tire of it!

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Peanut Butter Smiley Faces — Make Healthy Foods Fun for Kids!

These adorable Peanut Butter Smiley Faces entice kids to eat a variety of super-healthy foods: whole grain English muffins, peanut butter, and naturally sweet fresh fruits.

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We’re all about having fun at snack and mealtime, and we know that when kids get to play with their food, they’re more likely to gobble it up. You don’t have to be a food stylist or an arts and crafty mom to make these Smiley Face English Muffins with your family. But a sense of humor certainly comes in handy.

No formal recipe is required!

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Tips for Adding More Protein to Your Diet + Protein Power Breakfast Parfait {Podcast #261}

Add great flavor and a healthy boost of high-quality protein to your family’s breakfast with this Protein Power Breakfast Parfait. Made with layers of cottage cheese, high-protein cereal, walnuts, and fruit, each serving has an impressive 19 grams of protein.

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Parents often worry that their kids aren’t eating enough protein, but as you’ll learn on this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast, it may be more important to focus on the distribution of protein throughout the day versus the total amount.

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A Roundup of Over a Dozen Healthier Valentine’s Day Treats

Who needs a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day when you can celebrate with these healthier, homemade treats instead. From mini chocolate cupcakes made with wild blueberries, whole wheat flour, and a lightened-up frosting to brownies sweetened naturally with dates, surprise your family with one of these better-for-you desserts from dietitians who still love to splurge.

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If you think registered dietitians don’t love sweet-tasting desserts, guess again. But like us, as you’ll see from these dozen-plus Valentine recipes, they can’t resist adding nutrient-rich, naturally sweet ingredients to everything they make.

Chocolate cupcakes get a healthy makeover here at Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen. Watch Liz cook up these mini treats on YouTube.

gluten free sweet potato brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies from The Lean Green Bean

No-bake Strawberry Mousse Parfait

No-bake Strawberry Mousse Parfait from Nutritioulicious.

Chocolate Raspberry Calzones

Chocolate Raspberry Calzones from Teaspoon of Spice.

raspberry tartlets

Chocolate and Raspberry Tartlets from Living Well Kitchen.

Low-Fat English Trifle

Low Fat English Trifle from Cape Fear Nutrition.

Dark Chocolate Pretzel Cherry Clusters

Dark Chocolate Pretzel Cherry Clusters from Food Confidence.

Very Vanilla Bean Raspberry Chia Pudding

Very Vanilla Bean Raspberry Chia Pudding from Nourish RDs.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Fannetastic Food.

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Cupcakes For 2

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Cupcakes For 2 from RDelicious Kitchen.

{Sugar-Free} Smoked Salt Peanut Butter Fudge Cups

{Sugar-Free} Smoked Salt Peanut Butter Fudge Cups from Healthy Aperture.

Chocolate Fruit Cups

Chocolate Fruit Cups from The Nutrition Twins.

Raw Caramel Stuffed Dark Chocolate Figs

Raw Caramel Stuffed Dark Chocolate Figs from Avocado A Day Nutrition.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s dessert? Share away….

Apple Walnut Challah Bread Pudding

This Apple Walnut Challah Bread Pudding is both sweet and savory, and your family will love it dipped in ketchup or served with a drizzle of maple syrup on top.

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I’ve been snowbound A LOT lately, so besides catching up on work and shoveling my driveway (A LOT), I’ve been cooking up a storm. Literally!

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