10.03.2012

The Apple of My Eye

This is the best time of the year to load your fridge up with all kinds of apples. I absolutely love Honeycrisp and Pink Lady Apples. They might be a little on the pricey side, but so worth it for the crunch and sweetness. They are also worth it for your health.

Apples are a fruit that are full or fiber, around 4-5 grams per medium apple, which is higher than many other fruits. They have both soluble and insoluble fiber, which help keep our GI system healthy and working well.  That is why you should Ialways eat the skin!

If eaten before a meal, apples can help decrease your total calorie intake for the day. They decrease your appetite, make you feel more satisfied which can result in weight loss. There is a lot of truth to the saying "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away."

If stored properly, apples will keep in your fridge for up to 3 months. Put them in there unwashed for a longer shelf life and wash them as you go.

If you are unsure on which apples are the perfect fit for you, stop by your local Hy-Vee and ask for a taste. I also have an awesome chart for what apples are good for different uses.