YAY…it’s apple season! Sweet, juicy, portable and delicious dried or fresh. An apple is about as good as it gets for a heart-healthy snack for you and your kids. For a mere 90 calories one medium apple (with the skin) gives you a whole lot of nutrition: most notably 5 grams of dietary fiber (much needed in our kids’ diets) and vitamin C. Add to that a host of disease-fighting plant antioxidants plus zero cholesterol and extremely low in saturated fat and sodium.

Low Cholesterol Food
Zero cholesterol and extremely low food is a great way to get your kids healthy.

So follow that old adage and eat your apple (and get your kids to eat their apple) a day to keep the doctor away!

Halloween Baked Apples (with worms)

Healthy low cholesterol recipe, perfect for the holiday and a great way to get your kids to eat fruit and fiber!

Yield: 6 servings

  • 6 red baking apples, cored and sliced
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 Tbsp light Benecol or Promise Take Control margarine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 candy gummy worms

Preheat oven to 350. Combine apples, raisins, lemon juice, spices and sugar in a large baking dish. Cover and bake until apples are tender (about 35 minutes). Place in separate bowls and garnish with one gummy worm.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

  • Food weight: 1.5
  • Carbohydrate 31 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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