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Thursday, May 6, 2010
49. Fruit Crisp for Two, Microwave - No Leftovers
Most adults should be aware that something happens to a person's body as it hits middle age...the evidence is all around us...it is called weight gain due to change in metablolism. The sad truth is that we all want the phenomenon to happen to somebody else; we want to be able to eat like a young person and it seems unfair that we cannot. A lucky few seem to defy the logic of this metablolic slow down and remain thin...I guess the most we can hope for is that those people are really cold in the winter with no extra fat to add insulation to their bodies...
For the rest of us, however, the battle lines have been drawn and we wage a daily war with food, exercise and weight gain. While the morsels on our plates should be the target in this combat...it is often the bathroom scale that winds up labled public enemy #1. The desserts I used to make for my family tend to be off limits unless we are having a get-to-gether...leftovers are just too tempting.
Recipes for two people have become appealing to me...like today's post which is for a dessert that won't tax most people's sugar limit. There will be no leftovers!
Related link regarding metabolic changes due to age: http://www.weightlossforall.com/metabolic-changes-age-x.htm
Microwaved Fruit Crisp for Two
1 golden delicious apple or soft pear, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 T brown sugar
2 T quick cooking oats
1 T flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 T cold Smart Balance margarine
1-2 T chopped pecans
Put fruit in a microwavable dish. Combine dry ingredients in a med. bowl. Cut in margarine until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit. Microwave, uncovered for 3 minutes. Sprinkle nuts over mixture. Continue cooking at 1 minute intervals until fruit is tender. Cool slightly. Serve with ice cream or by itself.
Note: golden delicious apples are wonderful for cooking...they soften up well and are not too tart.