Low in calories and high in dietary fibre, apples make a filling afternoon snack. Researchers found that when eaten regularly, flavonoid-rich foods such as apples decreased the risk of both cardiovascular and coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women.
While all apples are nutrient-rich, Canadian researchers found that Red Delicious, Northern Spy, and Ida Red apples contained more antioxidants than other popular varieties.
1 medium-sized apple
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
8 small slices low-sodium cheddar cheese
Wash, core, and cut apple into 8 slices. Sprinkle slices with cinnamon and top each with a slice of cheese.
Each serving contains: 160 calories; 7 g protein; 9 g total fat (6 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 14 g carbohydrates; 3 g fibre; 7 mg sodium
source: “Snack Time“, alive #352, February 2012