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?


  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.

  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.

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

    Thank you SO MUCH for the terrific idea you suggested on my blog. I decided to pursue it. Tomorrow I'm posting pictures of myself going to a ballgame as both a boy and a girl. Curious experiment. You're clever!

  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!

  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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