Wellness Wednesday: Different Ways to Eat an Apple

By Mary Elysee Velasco

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! In fact, due to its low calorie and sodium, but high fiber and vitamin C content, apples a day have kept the doctor away since the 1860s. Apples help reduce tooth decay for brighter smiles, decrease the risk of diabetes and detoxify your body.

The only downside is that eating an apple a day every day can get pretty boring. To spice things up, here are different ways to reinvent the apple into your meals for a refreshing, juicy crunch.

Photo Credit: wholefoodsmarket.com
Photo Credit: wholefoodsmarket.com

Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches

Looking for a quick after-school snack? Cut out the core and chop the apple into circular chunks. Spread on some peanut butter, sprinkle on some chocolate chips or raisins, and slap them together for a winning combination.

Homemade Baked Apple Chips

Forget the Cheetos and Doritos – homemade baked apple chips tantalize the tongue with their cinnamon sweetness and crisp taste. These treats take a few hours in the oven, but it’s worth it, because you’re basically baking a piece of heaven.

Caramel Apple Whoopie Pies

Caramel apples can be a challenge to chomp on, but these bite-sized delights give you that satisfying zest without the mess.

Apple Cobbler Muffins

Get the full flavor of fall wrapped up in an apple muffin.  The sweet aroma and tangs of cobbler leave you feeling warm and cozy. Apple cobbler muffins are perfect for brunch on-the-go or a Christmas party dessert.

Applesauce Oatmeal Pancakes

Here’s a new way to nibble on a breakfast classic. Pancake mix boxes are convenient, but this switch-up will leave your fluffy flapjacks jacked with nutrients and proteins, all without sacrificing the flavor.

 

Chicken with Apples

This peculiar pair should be a dynamic duo. It can be served with noodles or mashed potatoes, and can still be healthy if low-fat milk or fat-free chicken broth is used. Each serving is only 260 calories, but it won’t leave you feeling hungry.

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2 comments on “Wellness Wednesday: Different Ways to Eat an Apple

  1. Hey, O&B! Thanks so much for featuring our Healthy Apple Cobbler Muffins! The crunchy, craggy cobbler topping really sets them apart from just a regular ol’ apple muffin. Plus, they’re packed with nutrients, and our make-ahead and freezing tips mean they’re really something that even busy college students can do! Hope your readers love them as much as we do! 😀 ~Shelley and Gretchen

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