An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
We all know this saying. Apples are full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, not to mention versatile and tasty for recipes and snacking. Fall is known for colorful leaves, colder days, and apples! One of my favorite memories is of picking my own apples from an orchard and bringing barrels of them home to enjoy over the next month.
My own rule for the feast: every dish must contain apples. And, yes, I did make all the food without a kitchen. I used the outside table as a prepping station, the laundry room’s sink as a washing station, and a brand-new oven we just plugged in.
Beer-Braised Apple Cider Pork Chops with Sauteed Onions
Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Sparkling Apple Cider
Recipes will be coming soon, and all of them were sugar-free, dairy-free, and grain and gluten-free. Consider this coming week a week of apple recipes!
Apple Benefits: a flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones. The pectin in apples lowers LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and it supplies galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the body’s need for insulin and may help in the management of diabetes.
Thanks to FoodBuzz for sponsoring this meal, and allowing me to share it with others.
THOUGHT-PROVOKING, MIND-PRODDING QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Do you have a favorite apple recipe to share?
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