Saturday, February 23, 2013

Musselmans Applesauce #AppleSauceInstead

 
    On January 1st I made a resolution to live better. I started off going to the gym three of four times a week, eating very near perfect, and generally treating my body better. Then Weston got sick, and shortly thereafter I got sick too. As soon as I was better it seemed that he was sick yet again. If you have ever had children in your house you know that sickness just throws everybody off. No one sleeps well, everyone cries at some point (even the Mama), and it just is horrible. Your whole world stops when your baby is sick. The best part (read worst part) is that this cycle of sickness often continues for a while. Even my husband got in on the rat race that can be toddler to family illness sharing. Needless to say my fall off the health and wellness wagon was hard and fast. The gym was my last thought, and eating was a matter of convenience and need.



    Just when I felt I had recovered from our series of illnesses and was capable of cooking and working out again I discovered the joys of Nutella and fruit. It was joyful until I read the back of the jar. Just two tablespoons of that stuff can pack a mean one-two punch to the thighs, hips, and muffin-top. The funny part is, I honestly thought I was being healthier by having a bowl of strawberries slathered with a little Nutella instead of reaching for a bowl of ice cream at night. Boy was I wrong. When I heard about Musselman's Replacement Resolution campaign I knew immediately what part of my diet I would work on replacing. I love a sweet treat at night but really needed something healthier than good ol' Nutella to put on my fruit!


   Musselman's sent me three kinds of applesauce to try, Cinnamon, Original, and Unsweetened. I decided to make a healthier dipping sauce for my evening fruit. With only a few a few ingredients, no measuring, and no baking this dip may be the easiest thing you ever cook up in the kitchen.

 Cinnamon Apple Cream Dip

1 4oz individual cup of Musselman's All Natural Applesauce
1 6oz indvidual cup of Faget Greek Yogurt 0% fat
2 packets splenda
cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
Stir, chill, and enjoy with a plate of fresh fruit.

    This recipe makes a large bowl of fruit dip and is only 150 calories for the entire bowl. This is a stark contrast to my old Nutella snack that has a whopping 200 calories in 2 tablespoons of dip. Additionally, lets really be honest...no one ever stops at 2 tablespoons of Nutella. I estimate by switching to my Cinnamon Apple Cream Dip you are saving yourself at least 250 calories per snack. Now that is a replacement resolution! 



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Disclosure: I received complementary Musselman's products to review. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

24 comments:

  1. Cinnamon sounds yummy!

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  2. I like Musselman's Natural Apple Sauce

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  3. I tend to lean towards Unsweetened varieties

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  4. Mmm, what a healthy yummy sounding snack!

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  5. we go for plain/all natural/no added sugar for the kids! (jill.shoemaker @ gmail. com)

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  6. I have only tried the Original so that would have to be it!

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  7. Cinnamon!! :)

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  8. I love natural unsweetened Musselmans!

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  9. Unsweetened Natural gets my vote!

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  10. my son likes the cinnamon. I use it for baking but I can't get over the texture.

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  11. I prefer unsweetened. I'm hoping that means the "natural" one...

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  12. I'd have to go with the organic unsweetened. Sounds the most healthful! Btw, thanks for linking of Nomday Monday, Karen! Have a great day!

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  13. I like their organic unsweetenedd applesauce.

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  14. unsweetened applesauce is my preference. Why add sugar unless they are green and tart.

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