Wednesday, February 27, 2013

An Apple A Day

My brother-in-law once said that the way to decide whether you're still hungry enough for a second helping of something, or whether you're just mouth-hungry (wanting more of the taste) was to think if you're hungry enough to eat a whole apple. If you are, then you can have seconds.

Or, if you're me, you'll just eat the apple.

February was apple month... I'm not sure if that is a real thing or a brilliant marketing ploy by Safeway. In either event, I've been eating apples. Like crazy.

I'm eating, on average, 1.3 apples per day (this is a completely random amount, but could be accidentally correct).

How I love my apples

1. Sliced and dipped in peanut butter
2. Mixed with oatmeal in a crisp OR porridge
3. Chomped on by themselves.

Why I love my apples

1. No packaging necessary... eat and go!
2. So many varieties for every craving you have (except salty, but they're something like 85% water, so they help with the dehydration that leads to salt cravings)
3. Perfect pre-gym snack... fills you up without bogging you down.

Currently, I'm loving sweeter varieties, like Ambrosia or Honey Crisp (which are always eaten best straight off my brother-in-law's tree... he comes by his apple philosophies honestly).

What kind of apple are you loving these days?


5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, the honey crisp apples are amazing! We also love gala too. Apples are definitely a perfect on the go health snack.

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  2. I admit I'm pretty much only particularly fond of two varieties of apple - granny smith (sour) and gala (sweet). I like apples, but find myself eating unsweetened apple sauce about as frequently as you eat apples. I will eat fuji apples or possibly another green variety if there isn't a choice, but I do like eating my apples with cheese. A good mild cheddar or marbled colby jack, I imagine some salty white cheeses would go well too and solve that salty craving.

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  3. I crave apples. Their succulence, the crispness of biting one, the sweet taste. Almost any variety will do.

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  4. My favorites are granny smith, gala, and pink lady apples. I love them with peanut butter too. I even wear an apple-scented perfume!

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  5. I love apples too. But I have to slice them up because I don't like the loud crunch inside my head when I eat it normally!

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