In honour of the fact that today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, I thought I would share a yummy recipe and some tips on using MyFitnessPal!
I found a great apple and peanut butter snack recipe that is perfect to share today and fits perfectly into my new healthy eating habits. When I went to myfitnesspal today to enter the recipe, I found that they have added a tool for importing recipes!
New Recipe Importer is easy to use!
When adding your food to your diary, there is now an option under “Recipes” to import from a URL — http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/box (**Update** I have been told that this may not be available to all users yet; it may be something that is being phased in)
Previously, you had to manually enter in all of the information and it would generate the nutritional information about that recipe. You can still do that, but why? The new importer allows you to enter the URL from the site where you found the recipe, it crawls the site for all of the important info needed, allows you to make changes if needed and you’re done!
Copy and paste the URL
Edit the Ingredient list
Add missing ingredients
Save the recipe
You can see the recipe in MyFitnessPal’s database:
Now I can log the recipe whenever I have it!
Apple Sandwiches with Honeyed Peanut Butter & Oats
- 1 tablespoon rolled oats
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter
- 3/4 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 1 medium apple
- Combine the oats and cinnamon in a dry skillet over medium heat and toast, stirring occasionally, until the oats are golden. Cool before using.
- Mix together the peanut butter and honey.
- Core and slice the apple into 6 rounds. (If you don't have an apple corer, you can slice the apple first and then cut out the centers with a small cookie cutter or knife.)
- Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on 3 of the apple slices and sprinkle with raisins and oats. Top with the remaining apple slices to form sandwiches.
- If you are not eating the apple right away, you can brush it with lemon juice to prevent browning. A solution of 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice does the trick without tasting too lemony.
- For strict gluten-free diets, be sure to use gluten-free oats.
This post was inspired by the 31 Days of Writing Prompts for March from The SITS Girls!