Why You Should Eat an Apple a Day

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A new crop of apples is fruiting. While you may be tempted to use the fall fruit to make an apple pie (a great idea, by the way), apples are versatile enough to go beyond dessert. If you want to cut to their savory core, follow these general ideas: Apples pair well with curry, bacon, pork and and root vegetables. But there are a few flavor surprises in here too. Here are 30 healthy savory recipes featuring apples:

Lunch

Waldorf Salad: Broccoli slaw makes this healthy salad a snap.

Asian Lettuce Wraps: Though it's option, apple adds a nice tang and crunch to shrimp-and-crab wraps.

Farro Salad: This nutty whole-grain salad with chopped apples gets a spicy kick from ginger-sesame glaze.

Banana AB&J Sandwich: A smoky apple-cherry chutney gives an extra dimension to a healthy almond butter sandwich.

Appetizers

Green Apple Ceviche: This gorgeous ceviche is brightened by orange juice and fresh green apples.

Pecorino Romano with Apples and Fig Jam: This vegetarian crostini recipe combines sweet, salty, nutty and crunchy.

Apple Tart with Tossed Greens, Candied Walnuts and Sherry Vinaigrette: Keep puff pastry in your freezer to create this quick sweet-savory starter.

Dinner

All-Day Roast Pork with Spicy Apple Chutney, Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Sauteed Chard: Pork chops and applesauce are an undeniable combination. This recipe elevates the pairing to Sunday dinner at its best.

Chicken Breasts with Apple-Curry Sauce: Pack a lot of flavor into this quick weeknight dinner.

Sides

Crunchy Fennel and Green Apple Salad: This flavorful green salad is just the thing to transition you to fall flavors.

South African Sambal: Grated carrots and apples get a tart, spicy dressing.

Apple Mint Relish: Put a fall spin on the classic lamb accompaniment.

Carrot, Green Apple and Mint Salad: A lighter take on a creamy classic

Spinach and Green Apple Salad: Spinach, Granny Smith apples and walnuts make a simple, filling salad.

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