Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, and more! Get creative with this autumn’s batch of apples. From delicious recipes to fun crafts, we’ve compiled 10 creative things to do with all the apples you’ll see on trees and in the grocery store. We’ve all heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but have you ever thought about the real benefits of eating apples?
Nutrition scientists have discovered that apples are rich in antioxidants that boost the immune system. Apples are high in vitamin C and fiber (good for digestion!) and low in calories, sodium, fat, and cholesterol. “All of these benefits mean that apples may [diminish] the effects of asthma and Alzheimer’s disease, while assisting with weight management, bone health, pulmonary function and gastrointestinal protection” (Live Science).
Never let an apple go to waste with our list of 10 Creative Things to Do With Apples!
1. Have you’re cake and eat it too.
Love cheesecake but not all the fat and calories? Then you’re going to love these bite size apple cheesecake treats.
2. Soften your skin.
Mixing apples and oatmeal into a face mask reduces wrinkles and inflammation. It smells delicious and feels heavenly!
3. Stuff them with sweetness.
Sweet baked apples taste delightful with honey, granola, and cinnamon stuffed in the middle!
4. Make dog treats.
Your pooch can benefit from antioxidants and fiber too!
5. Make potpourri.
Waft all the delicious smells of autumn through your home by adding apple to your potpourri bowl.