It’s a new year, a new decade even, and no doubt you have made some health-related resolutions. As the old saying goes, “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away,” and it turns out an apple a day can also help us make good on our resolutions.
Apples are packed with nutrition; a medium apple has 17% Daily Value (DV) of fiber, 14% DV of vitamin C, and 6% DV of potassium. At an average of 95 calories each, apples also offer a low-calorie, nutrient-dense snack instead of a high-fat, high-sodium junk-food options. Plus, the fiber will help you feel full longer than sugary food with empty calories. So crunching on a fresh apple is a smart way to stave off hunger during the day. But, if you are the type who enjoys a more substantial snack, we have put together a few of our favorite snack ideas to help you stay on track with your new goals.
Our miniature apple, The Rockit™, is a pint-sized apple that makes the perfect sized Baked Apple Chips for a crunchy low-calorie snack.
Apples and peanut butter are perfect companions, and offer a high-protein boost to keep your energy up during the day. To kick your peanut-butter game up a notch, try our Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse for apple dipping.
If you don’t want to have a whole pan of apple crisp hanging around the house to tempt you, try this perfectly proportioned and low-sugar version; Baked Apple Crumble.
And don’t forget about the big game day! Kick that high-calorie dip to the sidelines and show up to the party with our Green Apple Salsa. It has everything you need for a satisfying snack; it’s crunchy, sweet, spicy and tangy.