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5 Easy, Healthy Apple Recipes

No one will dispute that, during the fall, you should definitely make apple pie and apple crisp. But to eat up all of the crispy, delicious Galas and Granny Smiths around, these healthy apple recipes will come in handy.

All require few ingredients and very little cooking time. They also allow you to eat apples at basically every meal, in so many different forms. (Sauce! Smoothies! Chips! Let’s go!)

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Simple ingredients mean the apple flavor really shines, and while there may not be real science behind the whole “keeping the doctor away” thing, these dishes are definitely all good for you.

Whip them up one by one the week after apple picking to extend that happy fall feeling.

  • Apple Chips

    This one is basically a slice, spice, and bake situation, and then you’ve got a delicious snack you and the kids can munch on all week long. Genius.

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  • Apple Spice Smoothie

    What if apple pie was really nutritious and you could drink it? Make this your go-to blend for fall, best enjoyed after a long run in the crisp autumn air.

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  • Homemade Applesauce

    The smell of apples bubbling on the stove, the fun of mashing them, and then, of course, the warm, happy-making spoonful.

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  • Red Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Cranberries

    This recipe allows you to incorporate apples into your meals in a super fresh way, as part of a crunchy veggie slaw you can eat alongside protein like chicken, fish, or burgers.

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  • Spiced Applesauce Pancakes

    Applesauce is an amazing ingredient for baking. It allows you to cut back on sugar while keeping sweetness in muffins, cakes…and these yummy pancakes. They’re also made with whole grains instead of white flour and come with warm fall flavor, thanks to ginger and cinnamon.

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