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An Apple a Day…

Turns out mom wasn’t wrong when she said “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are a crisp and naturally sweet fruit that also promote many health benefits. 

While apples can often be found in grocery stores year round, the peak season is typically September to early Spring. Which means we are currently right in the height of apple mania. There are so many different varieties that it’s hard to find someone that doesn’t like at least one type of apple.

An easy and filling snack that can be eaten on the go make apples a great staple in a healthy lifestyle. As a mom, I love that I can just hand my kids an apple. No cutting, prepping, cooking needed. Plus I just love the sound of a crunchy apple! So crisp and refreshing.

Apples pack a great nutritional punch too!

  • Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants that help prevent cancer, inflammation and heart disease
  • Rich in fiber (4 grams per serving), which helps us feel full longer and helps reduce cholesterol
  • Good source of Vitamin C, which helps boost our immunity

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Apples are also versatile when used in cooking. They can be added to breakfast foods, salads, soups, stews, entrees, cocktails, paired with vegetables, and desserts. It’s easy to incorporate this fantastic fruit into any meal of the day.

Below is a great collection of apple inspired dishes from some of my fellow apple-loving friends…

Breakfast

apple dutch baby via the foodie physician

(Apple Dutch Baby via The Foodie Physician)

 

Soup & Salad

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup recipe

(Butternut Squash & Apple Soup via The Domestic Dietitian)

 

 

 

 

Entree

turkey apple brie sandwich

(Roasted Turkey, Apple & Brie Sandwich via The Domestic Dietitian)

 

 

Side Dish / Snack / Sauce

slow cooker applesauce recipe

(Slow Cooker Applesauce via The Domestic Dietitian)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dessert

apple crumble nachos

(Apple Crumble Nachos via Jenny Shea Rawn)

 

 

 

 

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an apple a day roundup of over 25 healthy apple recipes / The Domestic Dietitian

What’s your favorite way to enjoy apples?

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