Sunday, November 2, 2014


 Apples are an important part of a healthy diet.

2 medium unpeeled cored Gala apples, chopped

3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded aged 

provolone cheese

1/3 cup cooked drained crumbled bacon

1/3 cup toasted chopped almonds

3 tbsp. diced green onions

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise

16 medium to large leaves Boston lettuce

2 cups reduced calorie caesar dressing


Nutrition Facts:


(2 “bundles” and 1/4 cup Caesar dressing per serving):

Calories 25

Total Fat 12g

Sat. Fat. 3g

Trans. Fat 0g

Cholesterol 19mg

Sodium 1150mg

Total Carbohydrates 31g

Dietary Fiber 2g

Total Sugars 12g

Protein 7g



Combine all ingredients except lettuce leaves and Caesar dressing. Refrigerate until ready to use.


For each serving, place 1/2 cup apple mixture on each of 2 lettuce leaves. Fold sides inward, then fold top and bottom of lettuce over filling. Secure each with a wooden pick*. Serve with 1/4 cup Caesar dressing for dipping.

Makes 8 Servings (2 "bundles" each)

***NOTE: Use 7-inch pieces of chives to secure Bundles for a unique look. Blanch chives in boiling water 10 seconds. Drain, then immerse in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Tie one chive around each bundle; trim ends.

 Log on to the website at www.michiganapples.com

This article was printed in the November 2, 2014 - November 15, 2014 edition.




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