As they say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are a rich source of antioxidants and dietary fiber. They are a staple of Fall Foods.
Something I absolutely love to make is natural applesauce. Here is a very simple recipe:
Ingredients: (yields about 5 cups)
10 medium apples
1 Tablespoon water, apple juice, or lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg or cinnamon
Peel, core, and quarter or chop the apples. Place in a large saucepan with the water and the nutmeg or cinnamon. Cover the pot and simmer for approximately 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender. Mash with a fork or puree in a blender or food processor to the desired consistency. You can put the applesauce on top of some whole-grain pancakes or have it alone for dessert or a snack. You may even add a couple of cinnamon sticks to it and a touch of honey or agave nectar. Enjoy!
If you like apples, try our Mindful Eating Exercise.
Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA. Part of the Power Living® Empowerment Series.
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