Happy Eat a Red Apple Day

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I have written about apples many of times, but as the holiday cookie madness begins, I am compelled to write more about apples. And today is actually an apple-related food holiday—“Eat a Red Apple Day.” I am serious—check out this site. Now, as you know, while Red Delicious may be the most popular red apples, I love other varieties like Gala apples—so crunchy!

Here are some simple apple snack ideas that will help you say no to those cookie trays!

Apples and almond butter: A delicious combination and very satiating with the added protein and healthy fats from the nut butter!

Chopped apples and walnuts in Greek yogurt: Have this for breakfast or a snack; it’s so delicious!

Baked apples: I swear this is so simple and as delicious as apple pie minus tons of calories. Core an apple; pill the hole with cinnamon, chopped nuts, and raisins. Bake in a pan with ½ inch of water at 350 for 30-40 minutes. It’s amazing!

Apple grilled cheese: This is one of my favorite dinners with a warm soup. Use whole grain toast and a skim cheese with thinly sliced apples to make this hearty sandwich. Dinner never tasted so great—you won’t even crave a dessert afterwards.

Apple Carrot Mango Juice: Chop an apple, a mango, and a steamed carrot into small pieces. Blend until smooth. This is a great sweet drink to help reduce your cocktail cravings!

Enjoy and look forward to more blogs on how to conquer the holiday cookie tray temptation!

 

 

 

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