The Best Apple Pie for Dieters

Yes, you can have apple pie when you're trying to lose weight

Brambly apple pie slice on wooden chopping board
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Dieters shouldn't have to give up every one of their favorite foods. It's reasonable to enjoy special treats now and then - especially at special events, like Thanksgiving dinner. One of my favorites is apple pie.  But I'm careful about what I eat and I only eat the best apple pie for dieters.

Calories in Apple Pie

The calories in apple pie can vary significantly.  As you might imagine, pre-packaged pies tend to be higher in fat and calories.

There are 296 calories in a slice of apple pie when it is commercially prepared.  The treat also provides nearly 14 grams of fat and 20 grams of sugar.

If you eat apple pie in a restaurant, you could easily consume even more fat and calories because a restaurant is more likely to serve a portion that is too big.  A single serving of commercially-prepared apple pie is only 1/10th  to 1/8th of a 9-inch diameter pie.  That’s very small.  Many restaurants will provide a generous helping of pie along with high fat and high-calorie side dishes like whipped cream or ice cream.  For example, if you visit Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery your order of apple pie will contain 630 calories and 39 grams of fat, without any toppings at all.

Best Apple Pie for Dieters

If you love apple pie, why not make it at home?  That way you still get to enjoy the taste of your favorite treat but you can control the amount of sugar and fat that is added.

  You can also use a low-fat apple pie recipe to keep the calorie count in check.  

An apple crisp is another great way to enjoy the taste of apple pie without the extra sugar and calories. Apple crisp is usually healthier because there is not crust. Try one of these lower-calorie apple crisp recipes.

The best apple pie for any dieter is the one that satisfies your sweet tooth and keeps your diet on track.  Choose one of these or develop your own favorite recipe and enjoy it in moderation.

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