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Happy Thanksgiving!

In lieu of writing about how calorific the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is, I’m sure you’re well aware, and making you feel guilty about enjoying delicious food with your families (I know that I will be tomorrow) I’m going to continue with my regular weekend format.

This time of year many varieties of local apples are available at farmers’ markets, farms, and roadside stands. They may not be as exotic as many of the fruits available in your local grocery store but they’re just as nutritious and probably a whole lot cheaper too.

One medium apple (138 grams) is about 72 calories and provides you with 2.6 g of fibre, 6.4 mg of vitamin C, 148 mg of potassium, and 8 mg of calcium.

Whole apples are a great portable snack. Try dipping slices in natural peanut butter or almond butter. They’re also delicious in baked goods. Because I’m lazy, and I like to retain the fibre and other nutrients in and near the skin, I generally don’t peel my apples for recipes.

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people see food and nutrition from a different perspective and understand that nutrition and health are not necessarily a result of personal choice.

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