You may have noticed something new – you may have noticed something yellow. It may have been in the logo of Fit Foodie Runs, just maybe.
Out of all the emails I receive (and please keep them coming, I love reading your comments) I noticed the majority have to do with cooking healthy meals for their families.
I used to help my friends transform their habits into healthy habits by showing them how to create delicious and nutritional meals, live a green lifestyle and even a few remedies to cure their aches and pains. My friends call me the Holistic Foodie and there is a lot to that.
So what’s new? I am integrating the concept of healthy living into my running blog. Here you will find posts on living green, eating healthy foods, remedies, wholesome recipes and of course running. My goal is to make this a family blog – one where living healthy is key. Healthy living for healthy families.
Last week, our family went to an orchard and picked pounds of apples. My husband insisted he was going to make an apple pie…(still waiting!) and I bounced ideas of apple cider, apple pop-tarts (in the making), and of course…apple chips.
Here’s my one and only one warning: They will go extremely fast so be sure you make lots! Bring out all the pans your oven can hold!
And in case you are wondering what to do with the leftover slices that don’t fit on a pan, make a snack of course.
When making apple chips, I don’t use added sugar. I really don’t like to add sugar to anything – fruits already have natural sugars in them, so I go with what nature has provided.
I will confess, I do use lots of cinnamon. According to WebMD, studies have been mixed and do not prove any benefits exist with the usage of cinnamon. But if you are in my holistic world – cinnamon does a lot.
In Chinese medicine, cinnamon is used for colds, diarrhea and menstrual periods. In Ayurveda, it’s a remedy for diabetes and indigestion.
During the wintertime, I personally love to drink Chai tea as it warms me up.
Baked Apple Chips
A kid-friendly fall favorite
- 2 apples, cored and evenly sliced
- ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees
- If using a non-stick baking pan, grease it. (Learned the hard way)
- Core and slice apples, mandolin preferred. You are looking for even width for even cooking.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over apples and place on baking sheet.
- Bake 1.5 hours, then flip over. I bake mine for another hour and then turn off the oven (without opening the door) and let them crisp up for another 30 minutes. You can bake them for three hours with the oven on as well.