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Healthy Twist

This month brings the controversial holiday of Valentine’s Day. Some people argue it was manifested by the capitalists in charge of greeting card stores and chocolate shops, while others lament it as a reminder that not all of us have found a special someone. Still others take the opportunity to give and receive love-themed gifts from their significant others. Whatever your stance on the holiday, it is coming our way in full force. Make sure to be prepared for the chocolate and candy hearts that will thrown at us from every angle – that we have to decide to catch or not. Candy is everywhere: taking up the middle-aisle displays at the grocery store, on the counter at Sparty’s and overflowing from our friends’ pockets. Can’t quite resist a sweet treat? Try the following recipe! It will satiate your sweet tooth without breaking your calorie count for the day. The crepes recipe is also a nod to the most romantic city in the world: Paris! So, whomever you are celebrating with (yourself, your boyfriend or girlfriend or your best friends) you can make a healthy choice. Bon Appetit!

Crepes with Apple-Sour Cream Filling
Whole wheat crepes are filled with cooked apples, sour cream, cinnamon and nutmeg, then rolled up and sprinkled with powdered sugar to serve.

Crepes with Apple Sour Cream filling:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups low-fat milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon melted butter

Apple Sour Cream Filling:
2 tablespoons butter
3 medium apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Powdered sugar

Method:
For crepes: Stir together flours, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisk in remaining ingredients until smooth. For each crepe, lightly oil an 8-inch skillet and heat over medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into skillet and rotate pan until batter covers bottom. Cook until light brown and turn and brown on other side. For Filling: Melt butter, add apples and sautee about 4 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla extract and sautee one more minute. Stir in sour cream and spices; heat through. To serve: Spoon 1/4 of the apple mixture onto each of 4 crepes, roll up and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Notes: Pears will also work well instead of apples.
Number of servings: 4 servings

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