Apple Pie Slices (Gluten Free)

Sometimes I really like having a cooking blog. Tonight is one of those nights since I am eating some very delicious Apple Pie Slices while I write this post out for you all.

If you read my personal blog, you will know that I recently lost over 80 lbs. I went off what I was doing in January, and I’ve been maintaining ever since. I like to play around with recipes to see how to make them healthier. This Apple Pie Slices recipe is made using Vi Shake Mix. Yes, the protein shake.

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Just drinking their shakes can get boring after a while, so why not cook with it? You could probably replace the white sugar with stevia (or another sugar like that). I’ve seen several Vi Shake Mix recipes that all look way healthier than this. However, this is super yummy (and made me crave a scoop of ice cream to put on top which I didn’t!). As I have found, weight loss is accomplished with small changes in your life that you can continue to follow. This dessert will allow you to eat and not feel too guilty about having it!

Apple Pie Slices
 
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Ingredients
  • 2½ cups ViSalus Vi-Shape Mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 6 apples - peeled, cored and sliced (you can add more depending on how apply you want this)
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour (using the Vi-shake mix) a 9x9 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg yolks and ½ cup of milk. Stir into the flour mixture.
  3. Cover the inside of the pan with the dough. Spread dough with a light coating of egg white. Fill with sliced apples and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top. Spread the remaining dough on top of apples. Brush with a light coating of egg white.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the crust is golden. In a small bowl, beat together the confectioners' sugar, salt, vanilla and milk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bars, cut into squares.

This was such an easy replacement that I will probably be trying a few more recipes with the ViSalus products! However, I need to finish eating my apple pie slice first!

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Are there any recipes you’d like me to try with the Vi-Shape Shake Mix?

Delish A Home-Baked Christmas: 56 Delicious Cookies, Cakes & Gifts From Your Kitchen

From a magnificent Gingerbread House and Mini Christmas Puddings to beautiful centerpieces and edible gifts, this luscious collection from Delish.com has recipes for everybody’s favorite holiday treats! Christmas will be especially merry with these thoughtful, beautiful, and tasty treasures, all presented in lavish and whimsical illustrations. With everything triple-tested for assured success, this will become an indispensable source of cherished family memories.

Delish A Home-Baked Christmas: 56 Delicious Cookies, Cakes & Gifts From Your Kitchen is a great Christmas cookbook that has everything from edible gifts to Christmas decorations in it.  You definitely will get your Christmas fill with this!  I also love that it also includes some gluten free recipes too!  Personally, I love the the Brownie Bombs that include dark rum.

Delish A Home-Baked Christmas: 56 Delicious Cookies, Cakes & Gifts From Your Kitchen is a great addition to your kitchen for this holiday season.

Eat Raw, Eat Well: 400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes

Raw food is all the rage right now, so I wanted to check this out. The benefits of weight loss and increased energy as well as a reduced risk of certain diseases are some of the reasons that people want to eat raw foods. Others have an aversion to animal-based foods or simply wish to consume more whole, nutrient-rich ingredients.

Eat Raw, Eat Well: 400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes will appeal to both newcomers to and veterans of the raw-food lifestyle. The recipes have easy-to-follow instructions. There is also a guide to properly prepare the ingredients in advance of meal preparation to enhance their nutritional value as well as a comprehensive list of “raw pantry” essentials.  The book goes over why you should eat a Raw Diet.  I also know a ton of people who need to eat gluten free diets and this book will definitely help!

There are a lot of recipes in here that you wouldn’t think that you could have like Alfredo sauce, pizza, and nachos.  There is even a strawberry daiquiri recipe.

If you’ve decided that the raw-food lifestyle is for you — either full-time or part-time — look no further than Eat Raw, Eat Well!