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Have an Apple: Fun and Easy Snacks and Desserts

I love an apple. So many years ago, I taught 5th graders, and the cliché ” an apple for the teacher” was actually valid. Every now and then a student would leave one on my desk.

Nostalgia aside, apples are my favorite fruit. Those who enjoy a tart flavor would love a Macintosh. My personal favorite is the Delicious. You can tell a good one by its deep red color. This fruit has all kinds of health benefits.

  • Good for weight loss because they are low in calorie and filling.
  • High in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C.
  • Has a nutrient that is known to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-depressant qualities.

Here are a couple of quick ideas for my favorite fruit.

Almond Butter and Apple Slices

When I get the hungry horrors, I reach for the almond butter and slice up an apple. Almond butter pairs very well with the fruit as a snack.

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Apple and Tuna Salad

This is an amazingly delicious but easy lunch:

  1. Cut an apple into bite size pieces.
  2. Dice 1 stalk of celery (small pieces).
  3. Open a can of tuna fish (in water) and drain it well.
  4. Combine the apple, celery, and the tuna in a mixing bowl and add 2 tbsp. of mayonnaise and a dash or 2 of paprika and mix.
  5.  Throw a handful of walnuts (pecans) into the mixture.
  6.  Eat with big spoon. (I like the crunch factor.) Check out these recipes:

    Apple Cider Doughnut Cake


    • 1 box yellow cake mix
    • ¾ cup apple cider
    • ½ cup melted butter
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1 cup tart apples peeled and shredded (2 medium)


    • Heat oven to 350 degrees .
    • Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray and cover the edges with flour.
    • In a large bowl, beat cake mix, apple cider, butter, eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg on medium speed for 2 minutes., scraping bowl occasionally.
    • Stir in apples and place the mixture into the pan.
    • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
    • Remove from oven. Let stand for 20 minutes. Run metal spatula around the inside and outside edges of the pan to loosen cake.
    • Place cake on cooling rack over waxed paper.
    • Brush top and sides of cake with melted butter.
    • In small bowl mix sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon until blended, and press cinnamon mixture on top of cake.
    • Store loosely covered at room temperature.
    Because I love  interesting stories, I have included the tale of a man who was forced to shoot an apple off of his son’s head. Read more.


  1. Funny thing! I was thinking of making a tuna salad today and I bought some Granny smith apples the other day! Looks like one will be going into my tuna salad latter!!
    Thankyou for the tip! I am trying to navigate your blog. Luckily I have lots
    of time to do it! Stay well my friend❤️

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