Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Apple A Day

Insider's Viewpoint: Shari Steinbach, Meijer Healthy Living Advisor

Fall is here and in Michigan, where I live, the apples are being picked and made into many healthy autumn recipes.

The scoop: The apple is one of Nature’s great nutritional gifts. Eaten with the skin, apples are an excellent source of fiber. They’re also low in calories, and are fat-, cholesterol- and sodium-free.

Look for: Choose apples that are colorful and firm to the touch, with smooth skins and no bruising.

To store: Store apples in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for as long as two weeks. Wash apples before eating and to prevent sliced apples from turning brown, dip them in a mixture of water and lemon juice.

Chicken-Apple Waldorf Salad
Serves 4
  • 2 medium apples (Granny Smith, Fuji and/or Gala), cored and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/8 t. white pepper
Directions:
Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl; mix well.
 
Per serving:
290 calories
13g carbohydrate
29g protein
2g fiber
12g fat
82mg cholesterol
274mg sodium

Shari Steinbach, MS RD
Meijer Healthy Living Advisor

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