Tis the season for apple picking up here in the northeast. If you are heading apple picking here are some simple healthy recipes for you to try:
WARM APPLE TOAST:
- 1 slice whole wheat bread
- 1 tablespoon all natural peanut or almond butter
- Half a medium apple, cored and sliced
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Preheat toaster oven to 350° F.
- Smear the nut butter on the bread. Top with sliced apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until the apples are slightly soft.
- 6 cups nondairy yogurt (peach, strawberry, or raspberry)
- 6 medium apples, chopped
- 1/4 cup nuts (soy, walnuts, or pistachios)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 sprig mint, minced (optional)
In a bowl, combine yogurt, apples, nuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir thoroughly. Garnish with mint.
APPLE AND CARROT SOUP:
- 1 bag large carrots
- 2 medium apples, peeled and cored
- 2 cubes of veggie broth (4 cups of liquid)
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook carrots, apples, broth and seasonings until soft. Let cool slightly and blend in a blender until Smooth. Feel free to season as desired. Serve hot. Enjoy
CURRIED ACORN SQUASH AND APPLES:
- 2 small acorn squash, cut in 1/2 and deseeded
- 1/2 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 2 teaspoons vegan margarine, divided
- 2 baking apples, diced into small pieces
- 1/4 cup onion, minced
- 1/2″ piece ginger, grated
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the acorn squash into a baking dish. Pour a little water in the bottom of the dish, enough to cover the bottom. With 1/2 teaspoon salt, lightly salt the cut acorn squash. Place 1/2 teaspoon margarine into each squash 1/2.
2. Combine the apples, onion, and ginger. Add enough curry powder to just coat the apple mixture. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the mix.
3. Spoon the apple mixture into the acorn squash. Don’t be afraid to over-stuff the squash because the apples will cook down a lot while baking.
4. Cover the squash with aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Baking time will depend on the size of the squash. The easiest way to check if it’s cooked, is to pierce the squash through the skin with a fork. If the fork pierces through easily, it is done.
I would love to hear your feedback on these recipes. So please share your thoughts. Happy Eating!.