Fresh Recipe: Apple Muffins

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:40 PM comments (0)

appleFall has arrived! From pumpkin patches and apple orchards to grocery stores and food stands, delicious fall produce is everywhere. It’s just the right time to take advantage of all the new season has to offer. Let’s start with apples.

Katrina Herrejon, Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator, Adult Endocrinology Group, puts a healthy spin on breakfast and brunch with her recipe for apple muffins: 

Recipe makes 12 muffins
Serving Size 1 muffin

Ingredients:
1.5 cups pink lady apples, grated
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions: 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a standard muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir the apples, sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs until well mixed.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition Information (per serving):
Calories: 166
Fat: 7
Carbohydrate: 23
Fiber: 2
Protein: 3

What is your favorite healthy fall recipe? 
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Fall into Wellness with Health and Fitness Tips Suited to the Season [Infographic]

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:49 PM comments (0)

Cooler temperatures are no excuse to let your health and wellness fall by the wayside. In fact, fall is the perfect time to take advantage of some of the highlights of the season, from incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables into your diet to kicking your fitness routine up a notch with fall-friendly activities. 

NorthShore University HealthSystem has created an infographic filled with fall health tips and creative fall fitness suggestions. Click on the image to see our full Fall into Wellness infographic

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