My friends and I were discussing nutrition, and we realized our great grandparents all lived long lives and LOVED apple crisp or baked apples with cinnamon. With so many different diets that stress limited fruit and other carbohydrates, your body may need something so simple like a baked apple to support your health and well being.

My great grandma brought apple crisp to every family reunion no matter what time of the year it was. The amazing women in my family would all gather to stew and can fruit in the fall to help get their Vitamin C in the winter months. Vitamin C is retained in the canning process. Another great fruit to bake and can are peaches. In a study, fresh cling peaches and canned cling peaches were analyzed for vitamins A, C and E, folate, antioxidants, total phenolics and total carotenoids to assess how these nutrients were affected by the canning process and whether storage further changed these components. The results concluded that the vitamins and phytochemicals were statistically significantly higher in the canned peaches versus the fresh. I’ll be darn.

Let’s bring fruity back and try canning our own fruits each fall. Be cautious of added sugars in some canned products or search online to find a local source in your area.

We just finished a holiday 3-day jump-start program and I wanted my clients to have a dessert that supported them during the holiday festivities. I baked two small apples topped with pecans, you could have this for breakfast, a snack or dessert!

Check out my video to re-start the baked fruit revolution!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irvwZD3ZWWQ

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Stay fruity,

Heather Fleming, C.C.N.

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