5 delicious recipes for a balanced diet

Apples are not only delicious, but they are also a great aid for losing weight. Their versatility in the kitchen and their health benefits make them a local, seasonal and convenient diet food. With these recipes you can incorporate them into your diet.

Why are apples so healthy?

It’s not for nothing that they say: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. They are rich in fibre, especially pectin, which promotes a sense of satiety and stabilizes blood sugar levels. In addition, they contain a variety of vitamins and antioxidants that stimulate the metabolism and strengthen the immune system. With only about 52 calories per 100 grams, apples are a low-calorie but nutrient-rich choice that fits perfectly into any diet.

Other helpers of a healthy diet include quinces. But you can also lose weight by having fun with a low-carb pound cake or a healthy (and warming) cabbage soup.

You can incorporate these recipes into your diet:

1. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal:

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Step 1: Mix the porridge

Mix tender oat flour (also helps to lose weight), chopped apples, a pinch of cinnamon and milk.

Step 2: Bring the porridge to a boil

Bring everything to the boil briefly and then cook over a low heat until the desired consistency is reached.

Step 3: Sweeten up and enjoy

Optionally sweeten with honey.

2. Green Salad with Apples and Walnuts:

  • Mixed leaf salads
  • 1 apple
  • 1 handful of walnuts
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Blueberries
  • Salt and pepper to taste
In salads, the apple brings additional freshness with its sweet and sour note.© fairways – adobestock.com

Step 1: Cutting and Blending

Mix the lettuce, thinly sliced ​​apples and nuts.

Step 2: Dressing

Season with a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Step 3: Garnish

Finally decorate with some cranberries.

A fried chicken breast, fish or other low-carb dish goes perfectly with this.

3. Apple Walnut Muffins:

  • 200 g spelled flour (as an alternative to white flour)
  • 150 g of yogurt
  • 100 g of apple sauce
  • 50 ml rapeseed oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 apples
  • 0.5 teaspoons of cinnamon
These apple walnut muffins are healthy, delicious and perfect for your next birthday.
These apple walnut muffins are healthy, delicious and perfect for your next birthday.© JJAVA – stock.adobe.com

Step 1: Cut

Peel and cut the apples.

Step 2: Prepare the mixture

Mix the oil, yogurt and eggs until you obtain a creamy and frothy mixture.

Step 3: Prepare the muffin dough

Add the applesauce, flour, cinnamon and baking powder and mix well.

Step 4: Apple muffins

Stir in the apple slices and divide the mixture into the muffin liners.

Step 5: Cook

Cook the muffins at 180°C (ventilated oven) for 20-30 minutes.

4. Apple and Carrot Salad with Walnuts:

  • 2 apples
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 handful of walnuts
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
This carrot and apple salad is ideal as a refreshing side dish to a main meal.
This carrot and apple salad is ideal as a refreshing side dish to a main meal.© irina – adobestock.com

Grate apples and carrots, mix them with chopped nuts and season with a mixture of lemon juice and honey.

Alternatively, you can try a honey mustard sauce.

5. Apple and Celery Soup:

For 4 people:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 500g celeriac, roasted and diced
  • 2 apples, cored and cut into cubes
  • Vegetable broth 750 ml
  • Salt and pepper to season
Apple and celery soup is perfect as a healthy, warming soup in autumn.
Apple and celery soup is perfect as a healthy, warming soup in autumn.© babsi_w – adobestock.com

Step 1: Sauté

Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Saute the onion and garlic until translucent, about three minutes.

Step 2: Celery and apple

Then add the celery and apple (both finely chopped) and sauté for another three minutes.

Step 3: Cook the soup

Then deglaze the mixture with vegetable broth and simmer covered for 15-20 minutes.

Step 4: Blend the apple-celery soup

Now blend the soup with an immersion blender until you obtain a cream. If the consistency is too thick you can add a little more vegetable broth or water.

Step 5: Season and serve

Season the blended soup with salt and pepper. Decorate as desired with chopped parsley, chives or croutons.

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