After seeing pictures of friends apple picking on Facebook, we decided it was our turn this past weekend! Saturday morning we headed off to Bolton Spring Farm to do some picking of our own. The apple trees are across the street and up a hill and the scenery is gorgeous.
- An apple counts as a cup of fruit, which is half of an average adult’s daily fruit quota.
- Apples have a high sugar count, so they can offer a pick-me-up if you’re feeling sluggish and don’t want another cup of coffee or soda/energy drink.
- Apples satisfy hunger for few calories and can be a helpful tool with weight loss/hunger management.
- Eat the peels! That’s where the high levels of antioxidants are.
I’m obviously going to make an apple pie… and some applesauce… but I was looking for some other things to do with this mass of apples we have. I made this apple bread that was delicious.
And I made these apple fritters.
Have you been apple picking yet? Do you have any good apple recipes?