We love apples; the sweet and crunchy snack is full of all sorts of nutritional goodness, and they taste good on their own and in salads, desserts, and savory dishes, too. These healthy recipes celebrate this favorite fruit of Fall, keeping you full and satisfied all season long!
When Autumn breezes bring in the vibrant pomegranate, it is easy to forget its more familiar Fall counterpart, the apple. In abundance at the supermarket all year round (but truly in season later Summer through Fall), the apple's health benefits are easily overlooked. Weight loss, heart health, and metabolic syndrome are just a few issues that apples have the ability to aid with. This super fruit, combined with other seasonal produce like beets, celery, and endive, makes this salad a celebration of Fall flavors.
From Food Network Magazine
Flavors of Fall: Beet and Apple Salad
2 thinly sliced apples
4 thinly sliced celery stalks
1 minced shallot
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tsp. sugar
3 tbs. chopped walnuts
3 tbs. olive oil
3 oz. unpacked endive
Salt and pepper to taste
- Toss sliced apples, sliced celery stalks (with leaves), and minced shallot in a bowl with the juice of a lemon.
- Peel beet, then slice into matchsticks and add to the bowl.
- Toss in sugar, chopped walnuts, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Let stand 10 minutes.
- Serve on a bed of sliced endive.
Nutritional Source: Calorie Count
Read the original recipe on Food Network.
Apple season has finally arrived! And with it comes a bevy of apple-rich desserts. If you're hankering for a slice of apple pie à la mode, but don't do well with lactose, try this dairy-free variation of the classic dish. The founders of the LA-based vegan cooking school Spork Foods gave apple pie à la mode a makeover and created a (non)milk shake. This dairy-free version is cholesterol-free, cooling, and tasty. Get your blender ready to rock this frozen treat.
I love apples; they're beautiful and delicious! A few weeks ago, I took a trip up to Vermont to visit family — we went apple picking, so I whipped up some apple crisp (apple crumble). I remember loving the apple crisp we used to get with elementary school lunches, but this recipe is decidedly more healthy: grain-free and dairy-free!
Learn more about this recipe after the break!
It's time to hit up your local apple orchard and go pickin'. Aside from burning (and consuming calories while apple picking, you can also use your bounty to make delicious and naturally sweet desserts. Here's an old family recipe I've changed up a bit so it's low in sugar and dairy-free.
Keep reading to see this easy recipe for one of my favorite Fall treats.
Early Fall is a wonderful and tasty time. Summer produce is still abundant and Fall's early harvest is available too. One of my favorite veggies, celery spans the two seasons beautifully. Last night for dinner I made a simple Waldorf salad that pairs crisp celery with crisp apples, merging Fall and Summer into one healthy, refreshing salad.
I replaced the traditional mayonnaise with nonfat yogurt, making the dish even healthier. It was a hit with the entire family — even my young daughters liked it. To see the recipe, keep on reading.