When you need some quick acting carbs, post workout, try this quick and easy bowl of 95 calorie caramel apples!
I write a lot about higher protein diets and meal plans, but only because carbs are so easy to eat. They don’t take a lot of thought or preparation to eat some good high quality carbs, like fruit and whole grains.
But just because I write a lot of protein recipes, doesn’t mean I’m not eating my fair share of carbs. In fact, the Coach I hired to help me get ready for my next NPC Fitness competition, Shane Heugly, is all about the carbs. Carbs are essential for building muscle, and he has me eating a lot of them!
When to eat healthy caramel apples
Right after a workout, is a great time to get your carbs in for the day. And fruit is my number one choice!
I’ve been eating warm, baked apples for decades. I love that they are warm and soft. Adding cinnamon and caramel to my baked apples though, taste like Apple Pie heaven!
How to keep caramel apples low in calories
To keep the calories and macros to just the apple, everything on top has no calories.
I used cinnamon sugar, substituting the regular sugar for the Monkfruit sweetener.
Then, to top it off, I used the Walden Farms caramel dip which has zero calories. I’m addicted to this jar of zero calorie caramel dip already! I’ve used it in Salted Caramel Oatmeal, and I frequently stir it into my yogurt bowls! The dip is much tastier than the Walden Farms Caramel Syrup, which can have a strange after taste.
And of course, if you’re feeling crazy, and you can control yourself to one small squirt of whipped cream, you will DEFINITELY want to top this bowl of healthy caramel apples with some whipped cream! The Almond milk whipped cream only has 10 calories per tablespoon, if you can find it at your local store!
So, that’s it! Don’t fear the carbs. If you workout in any capacity, you’ll need carbs to build muscle!
95 Calorie Caramel Apples
- Combine the cinnamon and monk sugar and sprinkle onto apple slices in a bowl.
- Microwave for 1 minute. Take out and give it a quick stir.
- Then, microwave it for one more minute.
- Top with Walden Farms Caramel dip. The dip tastes better than the Walden Farms Caramel syrup, but that works too!