A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that adding cinnamon to your food might help you feel full longer. In addition cinnamon may help lower cholesterol levels, as well as help with blood sugar levels.
One way I like to use cinnamon is to dice some apples, peels and all, toss them with cinnamon, and cook. A few minutes in the microwave is a fast way to cook the cinnamon apples. These apple pieces can be used for many things. Some of my favorites include putting them in oatmeal, or topping your toast or pancakes with them. I have also put cinnamon apples on top of chicken before to add some flavor.
One of my friends uses cinnamon to make finger food for her toddler. She dices a yam or sweet potato, tosses it with cinnamon and olive oil, and bakes it until it is soft flipping it one time. Then she stores the pieces in the fridge as a quick go to snack for her daughter.
Another good way to get cinnamon into your diet is to add it to your favorite drinks such as tea and coffee. Adding ground cinnamon, or cinnamon sticks to soups and stews is yet another idea. Click here for more information on cinnamon and its history from Wikipedia.
When preparing your meals this winter consider adding cinnamon for some added health benefits!
How do you get cinnamon in your diet?