On the plate – Apples

Apples; Will one a day keep the doctor away?

Photo: Ron, Ron, Ron CC-By-2.0

Photo: Ron, Ron, Ron CC-By-2.0

Hardly, however it certainly could not hurt to have one anyway.

Actually, in the grand scheme of things apples do not contain much in the way of vitamins. Apples are, nevertheless, a fantastic source of soluble dietary fiber, such as pectin. Pectin may help lower cholesterol, especially LDL, improve blood sugars, and a number of other items that may ail you. Keep in mind that you have to eat the skins to make use of the Pectin.

Apples also contain antioxidants. These fight off free radicals, which are essentially waste produced by the body.

There are so many varieties of apples that I’m sure that you will find one that suits your taste.

Recipe

Apple Turkey Picadillo
Serving: 4

Ingredients:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 tsp
Red onion, chopped – 1/3 cup
Tomato, chopped – 1 cup
Garlic, minced – 1 clove
Ground lean ground turkey – 8 oz
Cumin – 1/2 tsp
Oregano – 1/2 tsp
Cider Vinegar – 1 tbsp
Granny Smith apple, chopped – 1
Worcestershire sauce – 1/2 tsp
Green onion, chopped – 1/4 cup

Directions:
Heat oil in a large skillet over a medium heat. Cook the red onion and garlic until soft. Add in the turkey and cook until lightly browned.

Add cumin and oregano. Salt & pepper to taste. Stir in tomato and Worcestershire sauce, and reduce heat. Simmer, stirring often to reduce liquids to a glaze. Add in green onions and serve.

This is great served on a whole wheat tortilla, and would be a wonderful way to top some brown rice.

Calories: 180
Fat: 11.6 g
Saturated Fat – 2.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat – 1.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat – 5.1 g
Carbohydrate 9.8 g
Protein: 11.8 g

**Note**
Nutritional values calculated at sparkrecipes.com.

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3 Responses to “On the plate – Apples”

  1. Todd that Apple Turkey Picadillo sound delish. And it’s healthy? Count me in, gonna try it out next week. Hope all is well in PhitZone :-)

  2. Todd says:

    Glenn, it’s a pretty “healthy” dish. The unhealthy part comes in when somebody wants to eat too much of it. :)

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