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October: Apples

Apples

There is a saying that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." This is because apples are full of vitamin C and other nutrients that help to keep our hearts healthy and prevent disease. Apples are a wonderful snack; they help us to feel full and travel well. There are many different types of apples—see how many you can try!


Apple "Pizza" (serves 2)

Apple Pizza

Ingredients:
One apple
1-2 Tablespoons of the seed or nut butter of your choice
1-2 Tablespoons of raisins or another dried fruit (without added sugar)

Instructions:
Adult: Slice apple in half.
Child: Spread seed or nut butter on the flat side of each half and top each half with raisins or another dried fruit.


Flapple Wraps (serves 2-4)

Flapple Wraps

Ingredients:
2 apples
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 whole grain/sprouted tortillas

Instructions:
Adult: Peel then chop the apples into small bite sized pieces.
Child: Combine the apples and all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Adult: Warm the tortillas.
Child: Spoon some filling onto each warmed tortilla.
Adult: Roll up like a burrito.