Fabulous Fall Favorite: Healthy Baked Apples
I grew up in Southern California, where the change of seasons doesn’t happen. In fact, this week as the temperatures drop here in New England, LA is experiencing a heat wave. I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to the winters out here, but fall…..I could always use a bit more fall. Mother Nature shows up to fall with all her splendor: perfect weather, gorgeous foliage, and yummy local fall produce. I had never been apple picking until I moved to New England! What a treat to be able to pick your own apples and take them home to bake.
On Rosh Hashanah it is customary to eat apples that have been dipped in honey, or other sweetener. There are many different explanations for this—and now that I live in the “apple-belt” I will add seasonality to that list! Timing….what great timing to have the apple eating holiday show up just as the apples are being harvested! There are so many local varieties and they are all good! Experiment and find those that you like best.
Often during the holidays, we eat foods that are full of tradition. Recipes that have been handed down from generations past and foods that hold a certain nostalgia crucial to our holiday experience. I invite you to keep with tradition by putting apples on your menu……yet with an updated recipe that keeps your health and your waistline in mind! If healthy baked apples aren’t your thing, try this recipe for gluten-free and vegan apple galette.
Wishing you a sweet and healthy New Year. May it be a year full of revealed goodness and peace for all.