The Best Ways to Use Leftover Apples

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You can never have too many apples but if you do, try these healthy recipes
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Make your own apple chips for the perfect healthy snack.

Apple picking season has finally arrived and it’s too tempting not to bring home every beautiful apple you see… even if it you wind up with one hundred of them. Although apples are nutrient-dense and a great source of vitamin C and fiber, too many apples may be too much for you to handle. If you have apples falling in, out, and all around your house, put them to good use by trying new recipes that will make you think of apples in a completely different light.

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Add Apples to Salads

If you enjoy a sweet and refreshing salad that won’t leave you hungry an hour later, try adding apples to your salad. Making a chicken salad with apples and cranberries will give you energy and satisfaction to get you through the rest of the day.

Apple Chips

When you have a healthy go-to snack, you won’t be tempted to reach for a bag of potato chips or candy. These apple chips are sweet and can even be dipped in almond butter for added protein.

Applesauce

After you make applesauce on your own, you will never want to buy it again! The best part? All of your baked goods can be made healthier with applesauce. You can replace butter, eggs, sugar, or oil with applesauce without losing the delicious taste of cookies, muffins, or bread.

Baked Apples

One of the most delicious treats can be ready in less than 30 minutes and with only two minutes of hands-on time. Slice your apples into bite-size pieces, top with cinnamon, and bake for 25 minutes. You can pair them with Greek yogurt or homemade vanilla ice cream.

Salsa

Pair this tomatillo apple salsa with chips or pita for a delicious and healthy snack. This sweet salsa is a party pleaser and perfect for your next gathering.

The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor Emily Jacobs.