Whether you believe that classics are classic for a reason or you’re just trying to keep the doctor away, we can all agree the apple is constantly our first pick from the fruit bowl lineup.
Looking for an easy, energy-boosting snack on the go? Grab an apple! Can’t decide which dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth more? Go with the apple one. Every time. À la mode.
We only see one problem; if we like the fruit so much, why are using it solely for snacks and desserts?
Because we can totally use more apple-y goodness in our daily lives, we’re sharing savoury ways to cook with this yummy fruit for lunch and dinner.
From a refreshing chicken wrap to a hot, flavourful bowl of pasta, here are three apple-centred meals you’ll want to eat every day. That’s right, Doc, you stay away!
1. Looking for a healthy, delicious and filling lunch to bring to work? Try this recipe for Havarti Chicken Salad and Apple Wrap.
2. Update your classic dinnertime side dish with this Golden Potato and Apple Gratin.
3. We can all pretty much agree that our go-to dinner is usually a pasta dish. So why not switch up that basic spaghetti and tomato sauce recipe for something new? Trust us, it’s just as delicious and easy to make.
454 grams spaghetti, cooked
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped
1 crisp Royal Gala apple, cut into matchsticks
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 cup Bocconcini cheese, copped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper
Over medium heat in a medium skillet, heat the oil, and then add the walnuts, stirring often until lightly toasted. After about 5 minutes, add the apple and parsley, and then spoon over the spaghetti. Sprinkle on the Bocconcini cheese and Parmesan, and season with salt and pepper.
Renée Reardin is a lifestyle writer and stylist living in Toronto. To learn more about her, visit www.reneereardin.com, and follow her on Twitter @reneereardin.