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Easy Cinnamon Apple Crisps

Who doesn’t think of apples when they think about Fall? Did you know the only apple indigenous to the US is the crab apple? Sweet, tart, crisp, and juicy, what more is there to love about this fruit?

October is National Apple Month. Enjoying in-season produce can be beneficial to a budget and to taste. Apples are filled with antioxidants and soluble fiber. There are several different varieties of apples. Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith and Honeycrisp- to name a few. Each variety offers it’s own unique flavor, sweetness, crisp and moisture content. 

Here’s a simple recipe for those spare apples you have on the counter.

All you need for this recipe are 3 pounds of apples (about 6 medium-sized apples) and cinnamon.

Preheat oven to 200 ℉. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. Wash and dry the apples. Leaving the skins on, use a mandoline, slice apples as thin as possible. Remove seeds. Place apples on the baking sheet in a single layer and not touching each other. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over apple slices. Bake for approximately 1 hour and then turn each slice over, and continue to bake for at least another hour so.
*If you like crispier apples, bake for 15-20 additional minutes.

Tips:

  • Cinnamon apple crisps can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  • Enjoy in your Greek yogurt, oatmeal,  or as a topping for salads.
Enjoy.
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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month!

This article from the American Institute of Cancer Research has some nutritional guidance on how to help appetite loss, nausea and vomiting, bowel changes, weight gain, and fatigue while going through chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or other treatments.

 

For appetite loss try eating your most nutritious meal during times of the day when you are most hungry, and possibly taking a short walk before meals to help stimulate appetite. For nausea and vomiting you can tone down the smelly foods by cooking outside on the grill or opening a window. Small, frequent meals can also help with this. With bowel changes, hydration is extremely important and you should be drinking 8 (8oz) glasses of water per day. Focusing on getting dietary fiber from vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans will also help.

 

Weight gain is often a concern with hormone therapy. Stay focused on eating plant-based foods and less fast food. Keeping healthy snacks on hand and drinking plenty of water is a great way to not have to stop by a fast food restaurant to grab something quick. Exercising is also key in maintaining a healthy weight. When feeling tired, exercising can help boost energy.

Here are a few healthy snacks you can keep on hand wherever you go!

-Fruit (melon, apple, grapes, berries, cuties), whole grain crackers, string cheese, nut butter, veggies (carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli).

 

 

Link>> https://blog.aicr.org/2018/10/03/nutrition-guidance-during-treatment-for-breast-cancer/?fbclid=IwAR0__mx0hXHLI2W6VUtDkK6CQWacIaf4hr3VzgLBoHGIDAMfJh4U25UV8fM

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