American Heart Association Releases New Cookbook

This month, the American Heart Association released its flagship cookbook, aptly titled The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 8th Edition, and affectionately dubbed "Big Red." It contains more than 600 heart healthy recipes, including 150 brand-new ones. It is meant to be an all-encompassing cookbook that contains practically every recipe a basic cook would need, including classic family-dinner options, fiber-filled breakfasts, vegetarian options and globally inspired dishes like Curried Pumpkin Soup.

EOW attempted one of the sample recipes, Peanutty Caramel Apple "Gramwiches," a ridiculously easy sweet take on caramel apples that would be perfect for an afternoon snack or healthy dessert. We're also planning on checking out the Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal, which is perfect for those looking for a healthy, do-ahead breakfast.

The recipe, after the jump.

Peanutty Caramel Apple "Gramwiches"

Serves 6; 1 gramwich per serving

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free caramel topping
  • 3 low-fat graham crackers (3 rectangular flats), each broken into 2 squares
  • 1 large apple

In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter and caramel topping. Spread on the graham crackers.

Holding the apple upright, cut 6 lengthwise slices, each 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide, from the sides. (Discard the core and reserve any remaining apple for munching.) Place one apple slice on each graham cracker square.

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