Nothing says the start of Fall like apple picking. I personally look forward to going apple picking at the beginning of every Fall season. It’s a fun activity that I like to do with a group of friends in upstate New York every year. However, I think that the best part of apple picking is making delicious, apple recipes with the freshly picked apples. In this post, I’m sharing 4 healthy apple recipes to make this Fall.
You may have noticed, that I try to share seasonal recipes. Since completing my Master of Science in Nutrition Education at Columbia University, I’ve been making more of an effort to buy seasonal produce and shop at the local farmers market. Buying local, seasonal produce is beneficial for a number of reasons.
First, buying locally-grown produce tends to be better for the environment. Local produce doesn’t have to travel as far to get to you in comparison to the produce sold at the grocery store. Therefore, buying local produce can result in less pollution associated with the transportation of the produce. The shorter travel time also decreases the chances that the food will spoil in transit. Because of this, buying local produce can potentially reduce food waste.
Next, local farmers tend to practice sustainable agriculture techniques. Not only is eating local food better for the environment, but the food is also incredibly nutrient-dense. Locally-grown produce is typically picked when it’s ripe. This is also when the food has its optimal nutrition content. On the other hand, the produce that is sold at the supermarket is often picked before it’s ripe so that it ripens once it reaches the store shelves.
As promised, see below 4 healthy apple recipes to make this Fall. And if you’re looking for more Fall recipes, be sure to also take a look at my No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes and Tigernut Flour Pumpkin Bread.
These Apple Cinnamon Scones make the perfect, nutritious Fall breakfast. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and contains no added sugar.
My Roasted Fall Vegetables with Cinnamon Apples is one of my favorite dishes to make during the Fall. This veggie hash features Fall produce and is the perfect combination of savory and sweet. It’s a great dish to bring to a Friendsgiving this year.
This Apple Crumble is the easiest apple recipe. This healthier dessert is gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free.
These Apple Cinnamon Oats are gluten-free and vegan. This recipe is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber and makes a great, nutritious breakfast.
I hope you love these nutritious apple recipes. If you try any of these recipes, be sure to leave a comment below or tag me on instagram and let me know what you think!