When it comes to healthy eating I’m first in line to utilize all the fresh fruits and vegetables suggested by the USDA food pyramid. Most of us get our suggested daily recommended dose of fat and empty calories way before the lunch bell rings, so grabbing an apple as a snack or using in a recipe, especially at this harvest time of year, is one of the easiest things to do to make things right in the food universe that is our diet. I always buy too many apples for the whole apples and honey thing on Rosh Hashanah and they end up sitting in my fridge staring at me every time I open the door. This year I’ve decided that knowing my proclivity for purchasing excessive amounts of empires, goobs too many Granny Smiths and way too many Macintosh I would have a variety of fun and easy recipes that can be utilized for any erev of yontif, break fast or chol hamoed meal I’m responsible for.
We’re supposed to have 2 cups of fruit a day. In apple language that would be 1 large apple, 2 cups of applesauce, 16 oz of apple juice OR 2 cups sliced or chopped apples.
The following recipes are easy enough for any level chef to make so that everyone joins me in an apple-licious good time and a healthy and happy new year.