I’m an apple-a-day kind of girl: I just can’t get enough of that sweet, crunchy, sometimes tart snack that comes in a myriad of different varieties. Apples are portable, satisfying, pair wonderfully with peanut butter, and travel well (I always have one in my carry-on). But sometimes I’m looking for another way to enjoy my apples, which brought me to create this sweet, savory, chewy and crunchy wheat berry salad.
We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Fall Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.
What would fall be without apples?! We love them in pies, salads, soups, muffins and, of course, raw. We were inspired by Food Network Magazine’s Apple-a-Day calendar, so we came up with 31 healthy ways to use apples — one for each day in October.
We were all about apples this week, and you were right there with us. Check out our favorite reader-submitted ideas for that favorite fall fruit. Plus, someone had a great peanut butter mixing tip.
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This Food Network Kitchens’ version is true to the classic: crisp apples, crunchy celery, raisins and walnuts. All of that is held together with a honey, mayo and yogurt blend (the last two are low fat to slim down this heavy hitter). For some variety, mix up the apples — maybe Gala and Granny Smith for a tart twist. Or make this a holiday dish by trading the raisins for dried cranberries.
Every fall, my mom brings out her special tray of warm apple cider flavored with a cinnamon stick. Although delicious, not all apple cider is the safest. Find out what you should be looking for when purchasing your next container.
With apple season here and the holidays fast approaching, it’s hard not to crave homemade apple pie, but all the fat and calories can help pack on the pounds over winter. How about some lighter options?
A few years ago I started a new family tradition: apple picking. My son loves climbing the apple trees and my daughters giggle as they munch the freshly picked ones. Get ideas for adding more apples to your fall menu, and learn just how good an apple a day can really be.
We’re kicking off Apple Week here at Healthy Eats, and I thought what better way than to share some fun facts and a few recipes (both savory and sweet) that star this simple fruit. Make it a day of apples.