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Recipes All About Apples

Looking for new ways to add apples to your diet? These recipes from the Thrive Kitchen are sure to add healthy flavor to any meal! Baby Greens with Apples, Nuts, and Champagne Vinaigrette 6 oz baby greens 1/3 cup dried organic cranberries 1/3 cup chopped dates ¼ cup chopped toasted pecans 1/3  cup unpeeled, chopped  apples 2 oz Manchego cheese shaved Champagne Vinaigrette Champagne Vinaigrette ¼ cup champagne vinegar ¾ c organic extra virgin olive oil 1 T honey ¼ t salt Pinch of ground pepper Combine vinegar, honey and spices in blender. Slowly add oil until emulsified. Can store in refrigerator in lidded container.   Butternut Squash and Apple Soup 2 lbs. cut up butternut squash (about 12 cups) 1 T olive oil 4 apples, cored and cut up, skin left on ¾ cup thinly sliced...

The Science Behind an Apple a Day

Nancy A. Palermo MD Everyone knows the saying” An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but current research into the power of food shows there are real reasons this powerful fruit might just reduce your doctor visits. Apples are nutritional powerhouses providing 4 gm of fiber, Vitamin C, and K but more importantly, one apple can provide 22% of the phenolic antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that help to neutralize free radicals in the body which can lead to tissue damage. Getting sufficient antioxidants is associated with a reduction in cancer cell proliferation, reduction in damage to our DNA, reduction of lipid oxidation, and cholesterol reduction leading to a reduction in cancer and heart disease. One medium-sized apple contains less than 100 calories and up to 4 gm...

Chicken-Apple Breakfast Sausage

Looking for something fresh and healthy that the whole family will love this Thanksgiving, give this recipe a try and surprise them all with Chicken Sausage. Ingredients: 1 medium tart apple chopped with the peel!                                            ½ t black pepper ½ small onion, minced                                                                                 1 ½ lb. ground organic chicken 3 T fresh sage leaves, minced                                                                   1 T organic extra virgin olive oil 1 t sea salt Directions: Place apple, onion, sage and salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse a few times to chop well. Add chick and oil and mix well. Form into patties and cook in an oiled pan. Serve hot. [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Chicken-Apple-Breakfast-Sauce.pdf" text="Download Printable Recipe!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ]...

Raw Beet & Apple Tree

Thanks to our friends at The Naked Food, we have this delicious Beet & Apple Tree salad to share with you. It not only looks beautiful it is heart-healthy, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and made with all plant-based ingredients. Make this and bring it outside with you to share on these beautiful Spring days! Makes four servings Ingredients Two organic green apples Two organic red beets Juice of 1 lemon 1 Tbsp. date paste (blended dates) or maple syrup 1/2 cup raw nuts, such as pine nuts, sunflower seeds, chia seeds or almonds*** One sprig of fresh cilantro Pinch of salt-free seasoning Directions Using a mandolin or slicer, cut the apples into 1/4" slices. Set aside. Wash the beets gently and peel the skin.  Slice the beet into slices of 1/4 inch or less and keep separate from the...

Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque

Butternut Squash and Apples Two perfect ingredients to use for fall cooking. This Bisque combines both to make a velvety treat that is great to share around the dinner table! Makes 8 servings Prep Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash (about 1 1/2 lbs) 3 Tart Apples 1 small white onion 2 quarts (8 cups) chicken stock of broth (vegetable stock is a suitable replacement for vegetarian diets) 2 slices white bread 1/4 teaspoon rosemary 1/4 teaspoon marjoram 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper crushed black pepper to taste 2/3 cup heavy cream (or thin cashew cream) Peel squash and scoop out seeds. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Peel, core and coarsely chop the apples. Peel and chop an onion. Combine squash, apples, onion, rosemary, marjoram, chicken (or vegetable) stock, bread, salt and pepper in a large pot. Bring to...