Quick Tips for Michigan Apples
Quick and tasty ideas for adding Michigan Apples to your breakfast.
- Make an apple parfait by layering chopped Michigan Apples, plain or flavored yogurt and low-fat cinnamon granola in a glass.
- Add a chopped Michigan Apple to a box of quick bread mix.
- Top a bowl of cooked whole oats with ½ Michigan Apple, diced; 1 tbsp. chopped pecans; 1 tbsp. raisins and 2 tbsp. brown sugar.
- Top whole grain French toast with unsweetened Michigan Applesauce and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Add ½ cup Michigan Applesauce and ½ tbsp. cinnamon to your pancake batter before cooking.
- Warm Michigan Applesauce in the microwave and spread on a whole wheat toasted English muffin; add a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Great ideas for adding Michigan Apples to your lunch or dinner.
- For a super quick microwave applesauce — core and chop 6 Michigan Apples into ½ inch chunks. Place apples in a microwavable bowl with ¼ cup water. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes. Stir and cook uncovered for approx. 5 more minutes. Mash apples and stir in 1-2 tbsp. sugar and ½ tsp. cinnamon.
- Mix 1 (16 oz.) bag of prepared coleslaw mix with 1 large Michigan Apple, cored and finely diced; ¼ tsp. celery seed and ½ cup bottled low-fat coleslaw dressing.
- Toss Michigan Apple slices into a crunchy salad of mixed greens. Top with low-fat balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
- For a quick ginger-apple sauce for pork or chicken — combine 1 cup apple cider with ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for approx. 15-20 minutes. Combine 4 tbsp. cold water with 1 tbsp. cornstarch. Slowly add mixture into broth using a whisk. Cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp. butter and ¼ tsp. ground ginger.
Fun and nutritious tips for adding Michigan Apples to your snacks!
- Mix up a quick fruit salad with 1 chopped Michigan Apple, a small can of drained mandarin oranges, a sliced banana and top with toasted coconut.
- Spread Michigan Apple slices with peanut butter then dip in your favorite cereal.
- Add a finely chopped Michigan Apple to a jar of prepared salsa. Serve with whole grain tortilla chips.
- Top your scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt with Michigan Apple slices and 1-2 tbsp. of caramel topping or just a dash of cinnamon.
- Serve Michigan Apple wedges with 2 tbsp. of peanut butter or vanilla yogurt.