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Meatless Monday: Apples in Every Way


Apples are a great addition to any meal. We offer some tasty new ideas on how to add these nutritional treasures to your everyday repertoire.

Often thought of as a fruit basket basic, apples can end up with a bit of a dull reputation.

But, as we talked about in our September article Apples!, the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” has stuck around for so long for good reason. Chock full of phytonutrients and antioxidants, these simple treasures are a great nutritional addition to any meal.

On this Meatless Monday, we look beyond apple snacks and explore the possibilities of apples for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Slow-Cooked Apple Pie Oatmeal

The extra time at the onset is well worth the feeling of being excited for your breakfast. The best thing about this recipe is that it keeps and reheats well, so you’ll be leaping out of bed all week long. As an added bonus, the steel-cut oats give a healthy fibre punch and will help you feel full for longer.

Grilled Apple and Arugula Salad with Citrus Dressing and Toasted Pecans

The smokiness of the grilled apples mixed with the zingy citrus has mouths awatering, while the arugula sneaks in a powerful dose of iron.

Apple Cheddar Rosemary Pie

This unexpected savoury apple pie is a warming and comforting dinner as the evenings begin to get chilly. The spelt crust is sure to keep even those avoiding gluten happy.

Miniature Apple Crisps in Mason Jars

These adorable desserts taste naughty, but are really nice. Gluten-free buckwheat flour with coconut and cinnamon give a delicious sweetness without piling on the sugar content.

Warming Chai-Spiced Apple Cider

To finish off your apple-filled day, wash it all down with a delicious cup of spiced cider. The ginger is a great digestive aid and the aromas from immune-boosting chai spices are just heavenly.




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Matthew Kadey, MSc, RDMatthew Kadey, MSc, RD