How to bake apples in the oven

Do you know that apples retain all their beneficial properties even after heat treatment?

Baked apples are absorbed much better than fresh ones, normalize carbohydrate metabolism, strengthen the immune system, eliminate toxins and prevent the development of atherosclerosis.

The benefits of baked apples are obvious in the treatment of dysbacteriosis. Pectins contained in apples help to improve digestion, therefore, a dietary apple dish is perfect for all those who lead a healthy lifestyle and keep an eye on their figure.

Baked apples with cottage cheese

INGREDIENTS

4 apples

200 g of cottage cheese

50 g sweetener

50 g of raisins

1 egg

1 tbsp. semolina

vanilla or cinnamon to taste

butter to grease the baking dish

  1. Wash apples, remove the core.
  2. Mix cottage cheese with egg, sweetener, raisins, vanilla and semolina.
  3. Stuff the apples with this mass and put them in a baking dish, pre-oiled.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Serve with cream or powdered sugar.

Baked apples with nuts

INGREDIENTS

4 apples

50 g of raisins

2 fig fruits

2 dates

3 tbsp.  walnuts

1 tsp cinnamon

a pinch of ground ginger

honey to taste

  1. Pour raisins and figs for 20 minutes with warm water, dry and chop into slices.
  2. Grind nuts and dates, mix with raisins, figs and cinnamon.
  3. Remove the cores from the apples and stab them with a match so that the skin does not burst when baking.
  4. Stuff the apples with cooked stuffing. Wrap each in foil, leaving a small hole on top. Bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees.
  5. Before serving the fields baked apples with honey nuts.

Baked apples in vanilla sauce

INGREDIENTS

4 apples

2 tbsp.  grated ginger

4 tbsp.  honey

25 g butter

4 tbsp.  white wine

300 g cream

2 yolks

2 tbsp. sweetener

vanilla extract

  1. Put the cream in a saucepan, add vanilla extract, warm up until the first bubbles appear, remove from the stove.
  2. Stir up yolks with sweetener to white mass and gradually add them to the cream. Put it on fire until lightly thick. All vanilla sauce is ready.
  3. Remove the cores from the apples, put 1/2 tsp of ginger, a tablespoon of honey and a piece of butter in each.
  4. Put the apples in a deep shape, pour them with wine and send for 45 minutes in the oven, preheated to 160 degrees.
  5. Serve with vanilla sauce.

Baked apples with oatmeal

INGREDIENTS

2 apples

2 tbsp.  oatmeal

5 tbsp.  honey

1 tbsp.  almond

1 tsp walnuts

1 tsp raisins

juice of one lemon

cinnamon to taste

  1. Cut the apples in half, peel off the core and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  2. Mix oatmeal with chopped nuts, raisins, honey and cinnamon.
  3. Stuff the halves of apples with the finished filling and send for 20 minutes in the oven, preheated to 180 degrees.

Baked apples with viburnum

INGREDIENTS

6 apples

a handful of nuts

2 tbsp.  raisins

1 tbsp.  dried berries of viburnum

20 g vanilla extract

2 tbsp. cream

cinnamon to taste

  1. Cut with 4 apples tops. Clean them from the seeds and put them in the oven for 15 minutes, heated to 180 degrees.
  2. Peel the remaining apples, rub on a coarse grater, add cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, chopped nuts, raisins and viburnum.
  3. Place the stuffing in partially baked apples, cover them with cut “lids” and bake for 15 minutes in an oven heated to 180 degrees.
  4. If desired, decorate with powdered sugar and sprigs of mint.

Baked apples with orange juice and dried apricots

INGREDIENTS

4 large apples

1 tbsp. dried apricots

1/2 tbsp. raisins

1/2 tbsp. chopped nuts

4 tsp. honey

4 tbsp.  butter

1 stick cinnamon

juice 4 oranges

lemon juice and mint to taste

  1. Cut dried apricots into cubes.
  2. Clean the apples from the seeds. Spoon a little bit of pulp, sprinkle with lemon juice.
  3. Mix raisins, nuts, dried apricots, honey and butter. Start the mass of apples.
  4. Put cinnamon in each apple.
  5. Lay out in a baking dish and fields with orange juice.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees, occasionally pouring orange juice.

Baked apples with chicken fillet

INGREDIENTS

8 apples

500 g chicken fillet

50 g of nuts

50 g of prunes

1 onion

2 cloves of garlic

1 egg

2 tbsp.  vegetable oil

2 tbsp.  butter

2 tbsp. sweetener

1 tbsp. chicken broth

  1. Grind and roast nuts. Finely chop the onion and garlic.
  2. Mince the chicken fillet.
  3. Fry the onion and garlic for 4 minutes in the pan, add the minced chicken, stir and continue frying for another 8 minutes.
  4. Put everything in a deep bowl, add nuts, egg, chopped prunes, mix thoroughly.
  5. Cut with apples tops, clean them from seeds and pulp.
  6. Stuff the apples with the finished stuffing, cover with the cut off lid and lay in a baking dish.
  7. Melt butter and sugar in a bowl and boil the mixture for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. Fill this sauce with apples and bake for 10 minutes in an oven at 180 degrees.
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Diet Poppy Pie Recipe

 What to do if children do not eat cottage cheese, do not drink milk, and generally hate everything milk? How to replenish calcium stores? Disguise disliked products and once again definitely not worth sweetening, the use is dubious. It is necessary to look for alternative sources of the necessary trace element. It turns out that the record for the calcium content is modest poppy seeds and sesame.

The daily intake of calcium for adults and children over 12 is 1000–1500 mg, for children up to 3 years, 700 mg, and 4–8 years, 1000 mg. 100 g of 11% cottage cheese contains only 160 mg of calcium, in a glass of milk of 3.5% fat content – 250 mg. For comparison: the seeds of poppy or sesame contain approximately the same amount – 1474 mg per 100 g! An excellent reason to add these products to your diet.

Ingredients:

250 g ground poppy

100 g of walnuts

100 g of raisins

100 g pitted prunes (can be replaced with cranberries)

100 g dates

40 g coconut shavings

2 tbsp. honey

4 eggs

2-3 apples

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

2 tsp. lemon juice

single orange peel

vanillin

  1. Raisins and prunes pour boiling water for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, separate the whites from the yolks. Mix yolks with vanilla and vegetable oil.
  2. Prunes and dates cut into cubes. Apples peel and rub on a coarse grater. Squirrels and lemon juice, beat into a magnificent foam.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the yolks. Poppy must necessarily be ground! Gently pad the whipped proteins with a spatula.
  4. Pour the dough into a greased mold and immediately send it to the oven. Choose a shape so that the dough layer is no more than 3-4 cm.
  5. Cover the form with foil and bake the cake at a temperature of 180 degrees for about 40–60 minutes. Check the readiness of a toothpick. It will not be completely dry (as part of apples), but it should not be sticky dough.
  6. Do not remove the hot cake from the mold, let it cool for 2-3 hours. At the request of the fields pie melted chocolate or icing.

How to form your helpful habits and get rid of harmful: ultimative instruction.

What are habits and why are they needed?

Habits – any actions that we perform “on the machine”, without thinking and not making efforts. There is evidence that, out of habit, we choose media, make purchases, eat harmful snacks instead of healthy vegetables, play sports, follow the recommendations of the doctor, wash our hands and brush our teeth.

The fact that habits have become the second nature of humanity is not surprising. From the point of view of evolution, the ability to develop habits is an excellent technical solution that allows you to maintain correct behavior without any extra effort. For example, the habit of choosing berries by default, which last time turned out to be tasty and non-poisonous, could save our cave ancestors life and health.

However, habits are two-edged weapons. After all, to act out of habit, motivation is not needed. To run the program, it suffices to be in the circumstances in which this very habit has been formed.

It is great when an athlete who has come to the gym immediately has a desire to get up on the treadmill. But if a person who has stopped smoking, being in a familiar company of smokers, “shoots” a cigarette from a friend, there is little good in that.

Habit is the very thing that helps to connect good intentions and real behavior. It depends solely on our habits, whether we will lead a healthy lifestyle or again find ourselves on a sofa in the company of chips and a laptop.

Where do habits come from and why are they so difficult to change?

From the point of view of physiology, habits are ready-made neural connections that automatically turn on when a person finds himself in certain circumstances. These neural connections are stored in the striatum – a part of the brain that is responsible for creating sustainable behaviors and making decisions.

To make it easier to understand how habits get into the brain and how it threatens us, let’s see how the habit of brushing our teeth appears.

Stage 1: the appearance of a signal-stimulus

Most of us had such a “irritant” for parents, who repeated how important it is to brush their teeth. So a new goal appeared in life – to learn how to brush your teeth. After all, no one wants mom and dad to get upset or swear.

Stage 2: the formation of a behavioral model

Now that we were in the bathroom, we knew it was time to brush our teeth. To do this, you need to gather your courage, take a brush, squeeze out the paste on it, turn on the water – in general, strain your will and do a bunch of different actions without which the matter will not happen.

Stage 3: model reproduction and habit formation

The next day, we again came to the bathroom and brushed our teeth again – at the same time, in the same place, in the same way. Over time, this was given to us all easier and simpler, until we stopped noticing how the process was going. Finish: brushing your teeth has become a habit.

If we compare how our brain worked at the second and at the end of the third stage, it will be noticeable how much has changed. Previously, the brain served a bunch of small, almost unrelated tasks. Now small tasks turned into one action which is easily started and executed, without demanding willful efforts from our side at all.

Now let’s see what follows from this.

  1. While the habit is just being formed, it’s easy to intervene. While we were just learning to brush our teeth, we reflected on how much paste to squeeze onto the brush. After the habit was formed, we generally stopped thinking about it.
  2. Changing the finished habit is very difficult. You probably noticed this when the house turned off the hot water. It seems you know that there is no water, but your hands still reach for the “hot” faucet.
  3. Get rid of the habit is difficult. Ready habit is a very real group of neurons in the brain that will not disappear simply because we suddenly wanted to. Even

         if the house will block the water for a month, our habit of brushing your teeth,               most likely, will not go anywhere.

How to “break” bad habits and “build” good

Let’s be honest: most likely, “breaking” a bad habit will not work. We remember that a habit is a very real part of the brain, tuned to “automatic triggering”. It is much easier to give the old habit a new life. For example, instead of giving up eating french fries, you have to replace the habit of eating potatoes with the habit of snacking on apples.

At the same time creating a new habit is usually much easier than overcoming the old one. To get a new good habit, you need to go through 5 steps:

  1. Choose a goal. Let it be mandatory half-hour walks in the morning.
  2. Come up with a simple daily action that will help you reach your goal. For example, you can get up every morning half an hour earlier.
  3. Plan when and where you will perform the selected action. If you have time, then instead of going to work by bus, you can walk the distance to work.
  4. Perform an action every time you are in the right place at the right time. In our case, for example, it is impossible to spend the vacated time on the social network. Deciding to walk means you have to walk.
  5. Have patience. It takes time to get into the habit of going to work on foot. You should not expect that the habit of walking will appear in just a couple of days or weeks.

Is it true that any habit can be formed in 21 days?

Not. The myth that it takes only three weeks to form a habit appeared after plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz published his book Psycho Cybernetics in 1960. The doctor noticed that, on average, his patients got used to the new face in 21 days, and the entire scientific world took his word for it – until in 2009, English researchers decided to test this belief experimentally.

The experiment involved 96 people. Each participant chose a good habit that he wanted to form: for example, drinking a bottle of water at lunch or running 15 minutes before eating. The experiment lasted 12 weeks.

It turned out that in order to form a habit, on average it takes more than two months, or rather, 66 days. At the same time, some participants in the experiment had only 18 days to form a habit, while others took 254 days.

In general, it is better not to expect that a good habit will form in three weeks, rather, it will be a period of two to eight months – it’s just that time for most people to grow through new nerve connections in the striatum.

What to do if you can not get good habits

Try to adjust tactics. Here is what you can do:

Choose a more realistic goal. Simple and understandable actions do not take much time and therefore become familiar more quickly. In addition, even small changes in lifestyle bring more benefits than their absence.

In our example, if you do not have the strength to walk to work, you can set a goal for yourself to go a couple of stops, and then take the bus.

Measure success. It seems to almost all people forming a new habit that it appears too slowly. It may be worthwhile to have a checklist in which you can evaluate (in points) how easy the new habit was given to you.

For example, 1 point – barely forced myself to go for a walk. And 10 points – did not notice how I walked the distance to work, because at that time I was talking to a colleague by phone.

Do not scold or punish yourself if the habit does not add up. We remember that a habit is a bunch of new neurons that need time to grow. In the end, everything will turn out – so the habit will not go anywhere!

What is the result

  1. Habit – very real neurons in the brain, which are responsible for the automation of certain actions in certain circumstances.
  2. To form a habit, on average it takes a little more than two months. When a habit is ready, it is much easier to replace one habit with another than to get rid of it for good.
  3. Anyone can develop good habits. The main thing – to comply with the instructions, do not rush and do not scold yourself if the habit was not possible to develop immediately. Over time, everything will work out.

Champignon cream soup

30 minutes of cooking time

5 servings

Ingredients

Mushrooms (champignons) 200 g

Butter (butter) 2 tbsp.

Onions (onions) 1/4 cup

Flour 6 tbsp.

Broth 600 ml

Cream (20%) 1 glass

Salt 1 pinch

Pepper 1 pinch

Mushrooms and onions finely chopped.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the mushrooms, onions and cook until soft.

Mix flour with broth, salt and pepper.

Add the mixture to the pan with the cream, stir and bring to a boil. Boil for 2-3 minutes.

Crush the soup with a blender until smooth. Serve hot.

Blackcurrant pie

Ingredients:

▫️ 3 tsp stevia;
▫️ 200 grams of rice flour;
▫️ 3 cups whole wheat flour;
▫️ 3 eggs;
▫️ 4 tbsp. sour cream;
▫️ 200 g butter 82.5% fat;
▫️ 200 g of currants;
▫️ 1 tsp baking powder.

  1. Separate the proteins from the yolks. Proteins are placed in the refrigerator. Stirn, stevia, yolks, rinse aid and butter thoroughly mix. Add the flour and mix the dough.
  2. Take a baking dish or a dowel with sideways. Lubricate with vegetable oil. We lay out a dough, we blade off the sides. Carefully spread the currants on the dough. Make a dough with a grid. Put in a warmed oven and bake for about 30 minutes, until the cake does not get a beautiful, brownish-golden color. Done

Meat snail

Ingredients:

Ground-meat ( I have chicken breast meat)- 500 g

Onions

Tomato sauce- 1 tbsp

Spices to your taste

Salt

Corn flat bread- 2 pieces

Topping:

Egg- 1 piece

Sour cream- 2 tbsp

  1. Fry ground-meat with onions and spices.
  2. Add tomato sauce and mix everything together.
  3. When meat is ready, put on the flat bread and roll it to the snail shape.
  4. Put into the baking form on the sides and do it with the second flat beard, put it at the middle.
  5. Mix egg with sour cream, add some spices and pour to the top of the snail- roll.
  6. Bake till the top will not be sticky (it is about 20 minutes)

Turkey with cauliflower

Turkey (fillet) 400 g

Cauliflower 1 pc.

Sauce (spicy) 1/4 cup

Onion (green) 1/2 bunch

Salt 1 pinch

Oil (olive) 1 tbsp.

  1. Grind the turkey and cauliflower separately in a food processor.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  3. Put turkey and cauliflower in the pan, add the sauce and salt.
  4. Fry until cooked turkey (12-15 minutes) over medium heat.
  5. Serve hot, sprinkled with chopped green onions.

Lean risotto with hazelnuts and caramelized onions

INGREDIENTS
1.8–2 l vegetable broth
2 cups of rice for risotto (arborio, carnaroli, italic)
70–100 g of roasted hazelnuts
6 large onions
3-4 garlic cloves
olive oil
freshly grated nutmeg
smoked paprika
salt, freshly ground black pepper

  1. Heat the oven to 180 ° C, put the nuts on a baking sheet in an even layer, put in the oven for 10 minutes, during this time stir a couple of times. Pour roasted hot nuts in a towel, wrap, after 2-3 minutes. rub the nuts in a towel to remove the skin. Ready nuts chop not too meco.
  2. Caramelized onions, so that it is really tasty, is prepared for a long time – do not try to speed up the process. Peel the onion and cut it lengthwise into 6–8 parts, then thinly across. Pour olive oil (at least 6 tbsp. L., Or more) in a deep, large frying pan with a thick bottom and heat a little.
  3. Put the onion and salt in the pan, mix thoroughly. The first 2-3 minutes. cook over high heat, stirring often. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and fry, stirring thoroughly about once a minute until the onions turn brown, about 25 minutes.
  4. At the same time crush, peel and chop the garlic. Pour a couple of tablespoons of oil into a saucepan with a thick bottom, add garlic, heat over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add rice, mix thoroughly.
  5. Begin to add approximately 150 ml of hot broth (in order not to occupy one more burner, you can pour hot broth in a thermos in advance. Stir fig. All the time. Pour in the next portion of broth only when the previous one is completely absorbed. The rice will cook for about 20 minutes. – the core of each grain must remain slightly firm.
  6. Add to the risotto the last half portion of the broth (about 70 ml), caramelized onions, peppers and nutmeg to taste. Stir and remove from heat, leave for 3-5 min. Serve sprinkled with hazelnuts and smoked paprika.

Persian soup with yogurt

10 minutes of cooking time

5 servings

95 kcal

Ingredients

Yoghurt (greek) 2 glasses

Water (cold) 1 cup

Walnuts (1/2 cup)

Raisin (light) 1/2 cup

Cucumber (without skin) 1/2 pcs.

Mint (leaves) 1/2 bunch

Cooking process

All ingredients except nuts mix in a blender until a homogeneous texture.

Serve the soup, sprinkle with chopped nuts.