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Friday, November 21, 2008

Apple Blackberry Sauce

low calorie applesauceHello and happy Friday! So, first off - I'm generally not a huge applesauce fan (meaning I don't eat it every day). I think I ate a bit too much of it growing up, and frankly I have always found it a bit boring. However, it is quite healthy (especially applesauce without added sugar and with all natural ingredients), so it is one of the foods I continue to turn to when I'm not feeling well or when I want something simple and low calorie to eat.

I recently found a new favorite organic apple sauce, made by a company called Santa Cruz Organic. I love their Apple Blackberry flavor. It is thick, sweet, and tasty! I like it enough that I'm trying to figure out ways to integrate it into other foods. For instance, this morning, I added a couple of teaspoonfuls to my cereal which created the most decadent cereal ever.

This applesauce has great ingredients -- the entire list is "organic apples, organic blackberry puree, organic apple juice concentrate, and vitamin C (from ascorbic acid)." I've written before about the health benefits of apples as well as the health benefits of dark colored foods before, and you simply can't go wrong with a list of ingredients like that.

One ginormous half cup serving (128 grams) is 60 calories, and 2 grams of fiber, 0 grams of fat (making it 1 weight watchers point). Definitely a great food to eat on its own (if you don't find it boring -- sometimes adding a bit of cinnamon makes it more exciting), or to add to other recipes.



Anonymous said...

I love applesauce. :) But my only problem with it is that it's not very filling. But it does make a great dessert at times when I top it with low fat honey graham crackers and some fat free coolwhip.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I have these in my fridge right now... so I can testify that these are great!!!!!!~~~~~

Jenn said...

Sounds good! And it could even word as a dessert in a sweet tooth pinch. :)

Anonymous said...

this looks so great. i usually don't eat applesauce by itself. i just use it in baking to replace butter and oil. this would give baked goods a neat flavor.

i was just wondering, juliet, if you go shopping just to look for low calories/good-for-you foods, or do you just stumble upon them while you're shopping.

Joanna said...

hey juliet!!

just wanna let you know that you won the butterfly award on my blog!!

Alexa said...

Hi Juliet,
I love that apple sauce brand but I have never tried that particular flavor. I'll look out for it the next time I go food shopping. My kids eat a lot of applesauce. I am like you: an occasional applesauce eater.

Erica said...

I love applesauce too! I'm usually disappointed by the apple/other fruit mixes though. i will have to try this one!

HangryPants said...

I bet this would be good in backing, too!

Anonymous said...

Applesauce is great to add to brownie mix instead of oil. It adds the moisture but not the fat.

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