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Apples! 5 Exciting Ways to use a Fall Favorite

Apple season is here!

We love apples for their sweet flavor and crunchy bite. Plus they are a great source of fiber! Check out the creative ways we are using apples this fall:

  1. Homemade Facial: Mash half of an apple in a small bowl and add 1-2 tablespoons of honey. Mix well and apply for 15 minutes!

  2. Natural Fragrance: Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add apple peels, cinnamon sticks and orange rinds. Reduce heat to a simmer and enjoy the aromas of autumn!

  3. Works of Art: Slice an apple in half. Paint the apple halves with a color of your choice and simply stamp onto white paper. Great weekend activity for young kids!

  4. Infused Water: Add apple slices with cucumber or mint to your water bottle. Enjoy the added flavor without the extra calories!  

  5. Sweet Treat: Baked apples are perfect for a cool autumn evening! Follow the recipe below for a quick and healthy version of apple crisp (pictured above).

Simply Baked Apples

Serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 2 large apples, cut in half

  2. 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce

  3. 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, unpacked

  4. 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour

  5. 4 tablespoons quick oats

  6. pinch of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Cut apples in half. Carefully remove core and seeds with a spoon or small pairing knife.

  3. In a small bowl, combine applesauce, brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon. Spoon mixture onto apple halves and sprinkle with cinnamon.

  4. Place on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes.

  5. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Calories: 110

Total Fat: 0.5g

Total Carbohydrate: 27g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 1g

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