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:
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!
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!
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!
Infused Water: Add apple slices with cucumber or mint to your water bottle. Enjoy the added flavor without the extra calories!
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
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
2 large apples, cut in half
1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons light brown sugar, unpacked
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
4 tablespoons quick oats
pinch of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cut apples in half. Carefully remove core and seeds with a spoon or small pairing knife.
In a small bowl, combine applesauce, brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon. Spoon mixture onto apple halves and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Place on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Total Fat: 0.5g
Total Carbohydrate: 27g
Dietary Fiber: 3g