1 medium apple raw with peel contains:
81 calories, .26 grams of protein, 21 grams of carbohydrates, .5 grams of total fats and 3.7 grams of fiber.
Apple can be used as a natural sweetener for cereals and desserts. With all the many different varieties of apples, you can surely find one to suit your taste.
Granny Smiths are the green ones and are firm and tart. I like to use these apples with carrots when juicing. Gala apples are my favorite to snack on because they are just the right size, crunchy, juicy and just the right sweetness for my taste buds. Buying these organic allows me to eat the peelings as well which have nutrients as well. Enjoy some apples today!!
Recipe: Chicken Thighs with Roasted Apples and Garlic
5 cups chopped Braeburn apple ( about 1 1/2 pounds), 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 4 garlic cloves, chopped, 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided, Cooking Spray, 8 chicken thighs (about 2 pounds), skinned, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and chopped parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
Combine first five ingredients. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss well to coat. Spread apple mixture on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper, and arrange on top of apple mixture. Bake at 475 for 25 minutes or until chicken is done and apples are tender. Remove chicken from pan, keep warm. Partially mash apple mixture with a potato masher and serve with chicken. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
Nutritional Info: 257 calories; 5.7 grams fat; 25.9 grams protein; 26.6 grams carbohydrates; 3.5 grams fiber; 405 mg sodium; 30 mg calcium.