Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What To Do With Old Apples



My husband wanted to throw away some apples I bought because they were mushy but I got the idea of just putting them in a salad.  Yesterday at the store, I saw they now have baby kale salad bags. Fresh Express has kale in the combination of baby kale, chard and spinach.  One bag has 50 calories and is full of A, C and K vitamins.  My salad was very simple just sun sweet tomatoes, an apple and combination kale and other greens.

If you have an old pear(s) or apple(s) try cooking it by cutting it up and putting it in your breakfast cereal, yogurt or dinner salad. Do you usually throw away your fruit if they get too old?


Try this recipe from Cooking Light:
Serrano, Manchego, and Apple Sandwiches






12 comments:

  1. OH! Great idea! I was about to throw out old apples but will definitely try them with some kale, nuts and craisins

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  2. Our fruit does not get old, everyone eats it. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

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  3. It really depends on the fruit. If they beging wrinkling and become too sweet - YES. Otherwise I throw them in a smoothie or fruit salad. Oatmeal is a great option too. :-)

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  4. Our fruit generally isn't around long enough to get old. I don't buy much at a time since I'm the only one eating it regularly.

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  5. Great idea - never thought about doing that. Yes I do throw away fruit that is too old, but I will try this and cook it. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from WOW link up. Have a healthy day!

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  6. I can't eat apples that have lost their crunch, but I do love them chopped up in oatmeal and tend to forget that when I find a mushy one. My hubby will be happy to have me back on track with not wasting food. Visiting from WOW :)

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  7. I have GOT to try this! I'll admit it.. I don't think I've ever eaten kale before. I know it's a super food, so it's gotta go on my "must eat" list. Add apples in a salad? I'm sold!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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  8. With apples I often make applesauce in the crockpot. Even if they are mushy it's fine and you can make it low sugar/no sugar.

    I absolutely love baby kale! It is so much easier than dealing with chopping and cleaning full size kale. Plus it is great with beans and in smoothies. Your salad looks like it was delicious!

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  9. This sounds so good! I can't believe a great tasting and healthy recipe. I often throw out old apples great recipe! thanks

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  10. i do this also, i hate to waste food... i also like to mix one can of tuna fish, one chopped up apple, walnuts if you have them, fresh kale , or greens, 4 to 5 spoonfuls of plain yogurt.. it may not sound like much but believe me, you can eat this plain, put it on some baked bread.. ok now i 'm getting hungry lol :) well enjoy

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  11. I hate to throw anything away too. I usually cook my older apples and use it as a chunky apple sauce. You really can't tell they are old.

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  12. This is a really good idea, I absolutely hate wasting food of any kind and I always look for a different way to use it. Thanks

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