Crunchy, crisp, sweet and tart — apples are one of the most versatile fruits. They are loaded with vitamin C and fiber and far from just a lunchbox snack or pie filling. They are great in salads, sauces, sandwiches and more. With gorgeous hues ranging from deep red and light pink to pale green and golden yellow, apples are a great complement to any dish. Try out these 10 sweet and savory apple recipes.
1. APPLE PIE BREAKFAST BOWL | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Shake up the way you drink smoothies with Fit Foodie Finds‘ apple pie smoothie bowl. This is a no-fuss recipe pumped with fiber from rolled oats. Some delicious topping ideas are chia seeds, toasted pecans, sunflower seeds and, of course, apple chunks! If sugar is a concern, swap out the vanilla Greek yogurt for plain. Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 357; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 110mg; Carbohydrate: 65g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 37g; Protein: 15g
2. SPICED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH SAUTEED APPLES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Here’s a twist on pork chops and applesauce: Cooking Light’s spiced pork tenderloin served with sautéed apples. The lean pork medallions are rubbed in a sweet spice coating and cooked in a cast-iron skillet. The apples get a savory treatment, sautéed with shallots and thyme. This high-protein, low-carb recipe is quick to make and, once you taste it, quick to vanish! Recipe makes servings 4 at 3 pork medallions + 1/2 cup apples each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 244; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 89mg; Sodium: 354mg; Total Carbohydrates: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 9g; Protein: 24g
3. HEALTHY APPLE-CINNAMON CHIA SEED PUDDING | HELLO GLOW
Tired of your usual morning oatmeal? Have a dessertlike breakfast filled with healthy fats and fiber that will keep you full until lunch. Feel free to use any type of nondairy milk, or customize the pudding with your favorite fruits and spices. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 350; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 17mg; Carbohydrate: 45g; Dietary Fiber: 23g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 8g
4. CHIPOTLE APPLE SWEET POTATO SALAD | LOVE AND LEMONS
Colorful and packed with flavor, this salad is a summer-fall harvest in a bowl. The combination of roasted sweet potatoes and apples tossed in a smoky chipotle dressing will tingle your taste buds. This salad can be served as a side dish or stand-alone meal. Recipe makes 2 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 275; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 111mg; Carbohydrate: 40g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 15g; Protein: 6g
5. CHICKEN THIGHS WITH ROASTED APPLES AND GARLIC | COOKING LIGHT
Roasted cinnamon apples are paired with tender chicken thighs for a flavorful, one-pan meal. Serve this dish with a fresh salad or sauteéd greens for a simple and hearty dinner. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 thighs and 2/3 cup apple mixture each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 256; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 78mg; Sodium: 483mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 22g
6. APPLE SWEET POTATO SOUP | EAT. DRINK. LOVE.
Sweet potatoes and Honeycrisp apples make this velvety soup a warm and satisfying meal. You can easily make a big batch and freeze leftovers for another meal. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 111; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 159mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 1g
7. TURKEY APPLE & CHUTNEY SANDWICHES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
A creamy chutney-based spread takes this turkey-apple sandwich, courtesy of The Salt Solution Cookbook, from ordinary to exciting. Serve with a piece of fruit for a complete brown bag lunch. If you don’t have chutney on hand, substitute 1 tablespoon of apricot jam and a pinch of curry powder. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 sandwich each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 254; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 23mg; Sodium: 578mg; Carbohydrate: 36g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 19g
8. APPLE AND GOAT CHEESE FLATBREAD | A CUP OF JO
Whip up this five-ingredient flatbread that requires only 10 minutes to bake. Crisp apples pair wonderfully with creamy goat cheese for a sweet and savory balance of flavors. This flatbread is suitable for any occasion — lunch, dinner or a party appetizer. Recipe makes 2 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 270; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 228mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 9g
9. EASY APPLE CINNAMON WAFFLES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Brighten up your morning routine as the warm aroma of apples and cinnamon wafts straight from your waffle iron! Pair your waffle with a drizzle of honey or enjoy with fresh fruit. Note: For a more tender waffle, allow time for the starch to absorb the liquid and the gluten to relax. You can cook all the waffles at once and freeze extras for future breakfasts. Or, just make them one at a time, since the batter can be refrigerated up to three days. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 waffle + 2 tablespoons yogurt + 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 309; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 98mg; Sodium: 84mg; Carbohydrate: 56g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 15g; Protein: 14g
10. 5-MINUTE CHICKEN QUESADILLA | HEALTHY NIBBLES AND BITS
Put together a protein-packed lunch in just five minutes. This tasty quesadilla is filled with melted cheese, crunchy apples and sliced deli chicken breast. Make this easy and filling recipe the next time when hunger strikes. Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 365; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 647mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 31g
Source: My Fitness Pal