Slow Cooker Apple Nut Crisp

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Throw a gala! Chopped pecans and granola add the crisped to this easy Gala apple dish. Don’t forget a dollop of ice cream (fat free of course!) for that finishing touch.


3/4 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar, separated
1 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
pinch nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/3 cup Smart Balance® Original Buttery Spread
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup granola cereal
1 tbsp cornstarch
6 cups Gala apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 cups fat-free ice cream (or frozen yogurt), for serving


Mix flour, brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl.

Combine butter in with the mixture using a fork or your fingers until coarse crumbs form. Stir in chopped pecans and granola and set aside.

Whisk together remaining 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

Place the apples in the bottom of the slow cooker, then stir in the cornstarch mixture and squeeze the lemon juice over the top; toss well.

Sprinkle the pecan-crumb topping over the top. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 1/2 hours, or until the apples are tender.

After cooking time is complete, uncover the slow cooker to allow the crisp topping to harden for about an hour. Serve this dish with 1/2 cup scoop reduced fat vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Nutrition Info:

Makes 12 servings. 1/2 cup apple crisp, 1/3 cup fat free ice cream per serving.

 Nutrition Per Serving:

Calories 289
Saturated Fat
Trans Fatty Acid 
Poly Fat 3g
Mono Fat 4g
Dietary Fiber
Total Sugars


Teenagers and Steroids

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Steroid Side Effects

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Last night, ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer discussed the danger of steroid use. While most parents are concerned about their kids using drugs, steroids just aren’t one that many people are actually concerned with.

But, studies show we should be very concerned.

According to a study done by the Taylor Hooten Foundation,

Steroid usage among teenagers is growing, The study was prompted by a high-school student in Connecticut testing positive to steroids. What is really concerning is that a recent Gallup poll found less than 20 percent of adults surveyed believe teenage steroid abuse to be a major problem.

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Taylor Hooten Foundation 

10 Weirdest Health Indicators

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Do you know what your body is saying to you?
What size bra are you wearing? How is your current sense of smell? Can you still wear your clothes from your college days?

The answers you give to each of these seemingly simple questions, along with some other odd signs that your body gives you, can reveal illnesses and issues that you need to pay attention to. Scientists are now discovering that there are actually more early warning signs of cancer, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease than previously thought.

Take out you mirror along with a measuring tape, and make use of these 10 Do-it-yourself checks so that you can predict your overall health; as well as, find out the best methods to alter your health destiny.

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 Your Body’s 10 Weirdest Health Clues

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