You’ve probably heard the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but did you know eating apples are not only delicious but can also improve your overall health? That’s right, not only are apples rich in nutrients and Vitamin C, they have many benefits many benefits for your teeth and gums.
Apples are known as nature’s toothbrush. Eating apples can aid in cleansing and brightening your teeth. The fiber in the fruit rinses away food and bacteria in your mouth and can tide you over until you brush your teeth.
Apples can also help with weight loss. They are high in fiber which makes you feel fuller faster. To get the most nutritional benefits, eat the apple with the skin on.
With over 24 varieties of apples grown in upstate New York, there is no excuse not to eat an apple. We are excited to share these apple-inspired breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner recipes with you:
Breakfast of Champions Oatmeal
*1 cup Steel-Cut Oats
*4 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
*2 Medium Apples, Chopped
*1 tsp Coconut Oil
*1 tsp Cinnamon
*1/4 tsp Nutmeg
*Dab of Honey or Pinch of Stevia
*Splash of Lemon Juice
Add all ingredients to your slow cooker. Stir. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Give it a good stir. Top with your favorite toppings. I like fresh chopped apples or berries. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week. To reheat add a splash of almond milk and heat up in microwave. Makes 1 serving.
Chicken Salad with Apples
*4 green apples cut into slices (think large coin shape)
*1 pound boiled chicken, cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes
*1 cup chopped celery
*1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
*1 cup Greek yogurt
*1⁄2 tsp salt
*1⁄2 tsp ground black pepper
*1⁄2 cup pecans
Mix chicken together with Greek yogurt, salt, pepper, celery salt, and walnuts together and refrigerate at least one hour. After cooled, place one scoop of chicken salad on each apple slice and top with one pecan. Serves 4–6.
*12 Apples (Use all different kinds)
*1 tsp cinnamon
*I tsp Lemon Juice
*¼ cup water
Peel, core and slice apples but leave the skin on. Put all ingredients in crockpot on high. After a few hours ( 2–3) of cooking get out your potato masher . Begin to mash apples. Once to the consistency you like turn off crock pot. Can use in Oatmeal or just eat as a snack. Kids love to make this!!! For variety you can add other fruit like cranberries or cherries to add other flavors. Makes 6–8 servings.
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