Apple Extravaganza

Four low-fat ideas to jazz up all your meals.
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Apples

With apple season in full swing, there are more reasons than ever to enjoy these vitamin-packed fall fruits. "If you're tired of the same old Red or Golden Delicious, the growing number of varieties available means there's an apple out there for everyone," says Kim Galeaz, RD. Fill a cinnamon-laced strudel with spicy Winesaps or lighten up French toast with a Granny Smith apple topping instead of syrup. And when you garish acorn squash with a curried Gala apple compote, you'll wish autumn's abundance could last all year long.

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Tip: To keep apples crisp and juicy, store them in the fridge, not on the counter. Cool temperatures prevent the sugars in the apple from turning to starch and keep the fruit from getting mealy.

About the author

You’ll find bushels of fresh apples at Kathy Farrell-Kingsley's household this season from her multiple trips to a local pick-your-own orchard.