Anyone else have bowls full of apples in the house? Ok, I only have one bowl, but really, I can’t resist buying apples this time of year. I’m trying out a new low carb diet (which technically doesn’t include apples, but I’ve never been good at the technical side of things) and I really don’t want to make apple pie or apple bars or apple turnovers with my apples. Because I will eat all of them. One at a time and in one sitting. So I set out to find some apple recipes that weren’t packed with carbs. I found 10 Apple Recipes You Haven’t Thought of Yet!
10 Apple Recipes You Haven’t Thought of Yet
The first time I ever had an apple in a salad was when I was in Spain when I was in college. At the time, it wasn’t something you could get at Chili’s and I was totally surprised by this ingredient in a salad. Now, if I’m in a salad mood, I’ll usually order the one with apple. I happen to have all of the ingredients, more or less, for this one in the house, so I think it will be lunch today!
Here’s an amazing twist on Pork Chops and Apple Sauce (said in my best impression of Bobby Brady impersonating Humphrey Bogart). And it’s a sheet pan dinner which means simple and very little clean up. That is my kind of dinner! In fact, I might have all of these ingredients in the house, too, so maybe I’ll be having apples at two meals today!
Now here’s a fancy pants recipe. Serve this at your next dinner party. What’s that you say, your next dinner party will be your first dinner party? Ok, me, too, unless you count Thanksgiving dinner, which would be a great day to serve this pretty little guys.
Ohhhh this looks amazing. That is some ooey gooey fall goodness right there. All wrapped up in a piece of lettuce. Well played, Honey & Birch.
This dish has a three of my favorite things! Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes and bacon! Who could ask for anything more? My kids would TOTALLY eat this. I might have to de-skillet it for my son, meaning, make a chicken section, a brussel sprout section, an apple section and a sweet potato section on his plate. He’s not into the “perfect bite”. He’s in to eating all the chicken, then all the brussel sprouts and so on. It’s a very orderly dinner with him.
That’s a cozy sandwich, isn’t it? It’s like something you would get in a little cafe in Vermont. Also, I love that cutting board, but I digress. The apples would make such a nice crunch in this sandwich. Like adding potato chips except healthier.
I love a good slaw and this one is very unique. Imagine this as a nice cold side for Thanksgiving. It’s got such pretty color and would be a great little bit of tartness with all of that amazing savory at Thanksgiving. And then imagine it the next day on your leftover sandwich. You’re Welcome.
I’ve actually made these before and they are amazing. They are way more of a treat than you expect. You don’t feel like you’re eating an apple slice with some peanut butter slapped on top. It really does feel more like a cookie. And of course they are super easy to make and very customizable. And, if you’re looking for more amazing Paleo friendly snacks, definitely do a deep dive on Paleo Eats and Treats.
Wouldn’t you feel better about eating this instead of that packet of Oatmeal with the flavor dust in it? You could make 12 of these at a time in your muffin tin on a Sunday morning and have them to eat all week. Or half the week if your kids have appetites like mine.
I had no idea how simple it is to make Apple Butter! If you buy this stuff in the store, it’s crazy expensive. I love that this one has no added sugar. I’m certain my kids would love this if I smeared it on some toast.
All right, there you have it! Ten Apple Recipes you can feel pretty good about eating! Which one will you try OR which one do you want me to make and report back on??
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