Who knew this favorite fall fruit could be so versatile?!
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.
6. Make slow cooker applesauce.
Reinvent a childhood favorite in your crock pot at home!
7. Bake healthy chips.
Apple chips are crunchy and satisfying just like regular chips, but contain MUCH fewer calories and fat!
8. Carve candle holders.
All of your visitors this fall will be very impressed when you break out the carved apple candle holders.
9. Grill apples.
Grilling fruits like apples and pears actually enhances their taste without diminishing their nutritious qualities. Grab some skewers and fire up the grill!
10. Improve your crunches.
Grab a firm apple and squeeze it between your thighs while doing crunches. It enhances a traditional exercise and targets your abs and hips.
However you decide to use your apples, enjoy! Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest for the newest recipes and clean living tips. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay in-the-know about the latest Skinny Ms. info!
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