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!
Try as I might, I've never been able to get over a long-seated mayonnaise aversion. While its full-bodied creaminess adds dimension and a silky texture to a whole host of classic dishes, I recoil in fear at the barest glimmer of the condiment.
For the most part, I've been able to get on with my life — let's be real, this is a quintessential first-world problem — but at the same time, I often feel as if I'm missing out on something essential. Classics like potato salad, tomato-mayonnaise sandwiches, and Waldorf salads have graced my lips but a handful of times in my two-plus decades of life. That is, until now. . .
Apple season is in full swing, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate beyond biting into another honeycrisp. We found a dozen adorable, apple-embellished items for kids, including onesies, sweet accessories, and decor pieces perfect for the nursery. From The Land of Nod, Jonathan Adler, Mini Boden, and more, these items let you display your fruit love to the world. The only question that remains: how do you like these apples?
Not only are apples one of the most delicious Fall fruits, but they also can aid in weight loss and keep hearts healthy. While they're delicious on their own as a snack, each of these tasty salad recipes makes use of an apple's crunch and flavor for mealtime.Full of antioxidants and fresh fruits, this festive Fall apple cranberry pecan salad proves that cranberries are not just made for muffins. In addition to fresh apples, the fresh cranberries bring both antioxidants and tartness to the table. Top it off with a little tasty goat cheese, and you're in business. Detox deliciously with an apple and cabbage salad. Apples combined with red and savoy cabbage make for a fiber-filled meal that also helps out with digestion. Add some fennel seeds to the mix to up the fiber factor and a kick of cayenne to boost your metabolism.
Keep reading for one more salad recipe.
From warm apple pies to gooey caramel apples, there are several ways — and tools — to prepare this crisp, seasonal fruit. For the moments you don't want to simply take a bite and would rather enjoy this fruit in a sweeter form, consider these seven kitchen essentials that make prepping apples easy as pie!
The options to cultivate and enjoy these late Summer/early Fall fruits are nearly endless and naturally involve some specimens with rather quirky names. When browsing a seed catalog, we came across names ranging from Arkansas Black to Zogola, and nearly everything in between. We're curious, is your fruit nomenclature up to snuff? Take our quiz and see if you can discern which varieties are apples and which are tomatoes, based on name alone.
Michelle Obama's first cookbook American Grown will be released on May 29, and we're cooking up some of Michelle's tried-and-true recipes like this apple cobbler, a favorite of President Obama.
The First Lady has a unique, slow method of preparing this cobbler. She marinates the apples in their spicy, sugary juices overnight, then slow cooks the cobbler at a low temperature to gradually break down the apples and crisp up the crust. The end result is absolutely heavenly: the cinnamon and nutmeg are perfectly balanced; the slow marination and long cook-time create a complex, caramel flavor; the apples dissolve upon bite, and the crust is as crispy as promised.
I used the lesser amount of sugar, and opted for a crisscross pattern on the top of the cobbler rather than covering the entire baking dish. Despite the 12 or more hours it requires to make this cobbler, it is a cherished, special occasion treat to be enjoyed during family gatherings or neighborhood barbecues.
Craving something crunchy and nutty but don't want all the calories and fat that come along with straight-up peanut butter? Here's a sweet low-cal alternative that's also high in protein (over eight grams per serving!).
This filling and fun-looking snack is great for a postworkout treat and is even sweet enough to satisfy your dessert cravings.
It's only 150 calories, so keep reading to see this simple snack recipe.