Tasty + Healthy Apple Recipes

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By: Chris Freytag, CPT // October 14, 2022

Fall is in the air, and that means time to visit the apple orchard! Fill up your bushel because you’ll want to make all these healthy apple recipes!

We don’t just love apples for their taste but also because of all their health benefits too! According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, apples contain fiber, vitamin C, and other vitamins and minerals essential to good health and a strong immune system. An apple a day really does keep the doctor away.

Baked goods are an obvious go-to for apple lovers, but today I want to share even more ideas to enjoy this delicious, healthy fruit for breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as dessert!

Healthy Apple Breakfast Recipes

Never had quinoa for breakfast? You'll love this cinnamon apple quinoa recipe.

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

When the weather starts to cool, I like to start warming up my breakfast a bit.  I often do a bowl of oats, but I get bored of that easily.  I wanted to find something new, so I made breakfast quinoa. I’m a sucker for apple crisp, which inspired me to take a

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal with Macadamia Nut Crunch

We love oatmeal for breakfast, and when it can easily be made ahead of time and last all week, we love it even more! Make this high protein, high fiber oatmeal bake on Sunday night and look forward to breakfast all week. Made with almond butter and coconut oil, it keeps you satisfied all morning

Apple Chai Energy Balls

We love energy balls, and this simple recipe for apple chai energy balls is easy and super tasty! These low-calorie energy balls have under 100 calories, are packed with protein, and are easily made gluten-free. Perfect for making ahead for the upcoming week or even freezing for a later date!

Make this "baked apple" yogurt for breakfast: protein packed and takes under 3 minutes to make!

“Baked Apple” Yogurt

I am crazy about apple crisp! This “Baked Apple” Yogurt is the perfect breakfast to satisfy my cravings without needing to break out the baking supplies. Plus, it’s protein-packed and takes under 3 minutes to make.

Check out this delicious Carrot Apple Bread jam packed with flavor AND healthy ingredients!

Carrot Apple Bread

Try this delicious Carrot Apple Bread recipe! It is perfect for fall and jam-packed with both flavor AND healthy ingredients! With ingredients including fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts, this bread allows you to enjoy a tasty fall treat without feeling as though you’ve abandoned your healthy eating habits! Win-win!

Carrot, Apple, and Ginger Zinger

This delicious carrot, apple, and ginger zinger smoothie is a bright way to start the morning! This wholesome smoothie breakfast will satisfy your tummy as it’s packed with protein from the greek yogurt and fiber from the carrots, apples, and bananas! Plus, ginger is great for your stomach and a natural detox ingredient.

Savory Apple Recipes

This fennel slaw has a great crunch to it and is healthier version of regular cole slaw. Try it at a summer barbecue or as a great side dish for your next gathering!

Fennel Slaw

Fennel is a wonderful vegetable with a very mild licorice flavor and a crunch that is similar to celery. It makes a delicious creamy slaw in this healthy coleslaw recipe. My family prefers it to traditional coleslaw as it has much more flavor. This makes a fresh side dish with hints of crispness from the

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apples, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans

We are so obsessed with this shredded Brussels sprouts & kale salad with apples, gorgonzola, and candied pecans at Get Healthy U that it’s all we’re talking about. This salad is incredible! If you aren’t a huge Brussels sprout or kale fan, this healthy salad loaded with goodies will change your mind. Each bite is

Apple, Cheese and Chive Salad

One of our team members created this recipe after ordering something similar at a local restaurant. The crunchy apples, sharp cheeses, and spicy chives are such a delicious and unique combination. We’ve served it to guests, and everyone just raves about its flavor. Using super simple ingredients, it’s easy to make and super

Curried Butternut Squash Salad with Apples, Dates & Pecans

This recipe for curried, spiralized butternut squash salad is DELICIOUS! Full of apples, pecans, and dates, this sweet-and-spicy salad is paleo and vegan friendly! You’ll learn just how much you LOVE your spiralizer after you make this delicious dish. Super healthy, full of flavor, and a crowd favorite. Yum!

Maple Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Apple isn’t a typical soup ingredient I use, but when paired with squash (one of my all-time favorites), it works wonderfully! In this soup recipe, apples, carrots, and onions are sauteed with a bit of cinnamon. Then, butternut squash is roasted in the oven to bring out its natural sweetness. Delicious!

Healthy Apple Recipe Treats

Try these apple cinnamon granola bar for a healthy, delicious homemade granola bar! These bars are peanut-free so there a great snack kids can bring to school!

Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars

A twist on my homemade energy bars that have a nice apple cinnamon oatmeal vibe. These energy bars don’t have chocolate or peanut butter, so great for peanut-free schools and kids! An apple cinnamon energy bar is the perfect snack on the go. The seeds and nuts are a great source of protein and Omega-3

Apple Nachos

Impress a party, impress your kids, or just impress yourself on the couch with this gorgeous plate of Apple Nachos! This healthy snack takes just five minutes to whip up and is packed with fiber, protein, and good-for-you fats.

Baked apples oozing with goat cheese and honey on a white plate.

Healthy Baked Apples

These baked apples are perfect for a healthy snack for one or a stylish dessert for company. Pretty enough for a crowd, this baked apple recipe is filled to the brim with toasted oats, pecan pieces, dark chocolate, sliced pear, and honey goat cheese. It’s a gluten-free, easy-to-make, low-carb dessert that tastes like pure decadence. Once

Crock-Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

Whether you prefer applesauce on potato pancakes, pork chops, or straight up on a spoon (my favorite way!), you’ll love this delicious homemade cinnamon and honey version. But slightly intimidated by homemade applesauce? Don’t be. Four ingredients and four hours in the crock pot is all it takes to make a big, good-for-you batch!

Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is one of my all-time favorite desserts.  Every year as a little girl growing up, I used to ask for an apple crisp instead of a regular birthday cake.  It has always been my signature dessert!  This Thanksgiving, I wanted to try a new extra delicious apple crisp to serve my family.

Check out these delicious Whole Wheat Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Glaze!

Whole Wheat Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Glaze

Check out these Whole Wheat Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Glaze! They aren’t just a basic oatmeal cookie, don’t be fooled! They’re super unique and healthy because of the flavors from the apples, coconut oil, and coconut sugar! Oatmeal + apples + peanut butter is an amazing combo you’ll love! The peanut

Healthy Apple Beverage Recipes

Apple Peach Crisp Smoothie

This apple peach crisp smoothie has the flavor of your favorite crisp dessert minus all the fat, added sugars and calories. Sweet with a little spiced cookie flavor. You will feel like you are drinking a dessert while you fuel your body with nutrients and wholesome ingredients!

Harvest Apple Ginger Spritz

Truly the ultimate fall cocktail that no one can turn down! I love the zesty orange flavors with the sweet apple and hints of ginger and sage. It’s kind of fancy, just a little sweet, citrusy, and spiced up with ginger.

This delicious Christmas Sangria is so easy to make and tastes incredible! Infused with rosemary, apple cider, and fruit this healthier holiday beverage screams holiday fun!

Christmas Sangria

No Christmas party is complete without a festive holiday drink. This delicious Christmas Sangria recipe is easy to make and tastes incredible! I love that I can make this ahead of time to focus on setting up the rest of my party. This cocktail is so pretty and delicious!

Crock Pot Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

There is something so wonderful about cozying up with a warm mug of apple cider with a fire roaring and leaves (or snow!) falling outside. And this crock pot spiced cranberry apple cider recipe is perfect for holiday guests or a quiet night in with your family. Warm and delicious, throw the ingredients into a slow

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