If you’re trying to start your 2020 eating habits off on the right foot, you’re not alone. Luckily, New York apples are nutritional powerhouses—and taste great in almost any dish you can think of. This year, why not resolve to add New York apples to your mealtime routine? Here are a few of our favorite healthy recipes to get you started … but don’t worry, we’ve still left a little room for indulging.
1. National Soup Month: Roasted New York Apples and Squash Soup
National Soup Month is the perfect antidote to New York’s frigid winters. Kick things off with this vegetarian-friendly soup that’s as simple as it is flavorful. Simply roast squash, garlic and New York apples with olive oil and spices, then puree with vegetable stock until smooth. Acorn squash, butternut squash and pumpkin will all work equally well here.
This refreshing, creamy smoothie is like apple ice cream—but without the fat. Simply toss all the ingredients in your blender and a nutritious dessert (or breakfast) is ready in a flash. Don’t forget to top it off with a dash of cinnamon!
Sometimes salad gets a bad rap for being dull, but that couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to this standout salad. Minced jalapeno and lime juice mingle with chunks of creamy avocado and sweet New York apple for a punchy combination you won’t find at your local salad bar.
Zesty cranberry-apple salsa makes these turkey burgers anything but ordinary! New York Apple Association Spokesperson Linda Quinn, MS, RDN, prepared this recipe at the 2015 Great New York State Fair, and we think it’s a keeper.
5. National Pie Day: Sour Cream Apple Pie
The new year is the perfect time to try new things, so why not try adding a little sour cream to your classic apple pie recipe? Hear us out: The tanginess of sour cream is the perfect complement to sweet-tart New York apples.
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