Apple picking season is right around the corner here in Maine! My kids and I were just talking about the best orchards to visit for this favorite Autumn activity. We were reminiscing about the hot apple cider and warm, freshly baked apple donuts that we enjoyed last Fall. All of this talk made me start daydreaming about my absolute favorite apple recipes. There are so many to choose from! So, I called upon my favorite food bloggers once again to share the best light and healthy apple recipes.
The Best Light and Healthy Apple Recipes
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Appetizers and Snacks
Gluten Free Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Bars from Hungry Hobby An easy to make portable snack!
Mini Apple Pizzas from Veggie Desserts A fun and tasty treat that the kids will LOVE!
Fennel and Apple Salad in Belgian Endive Cups from Very Vegan Val This is a great idea for a vegan appetizer!
Smoked Prosciutto Wrapped Apple Bites by Culinary Ginger Simple an delicious! This salty sweet combo is a lovely apple inspired hors devour.
Apple Rose Puffed Pastries from To Simply Inspire These elegant pastries are surprisingly easy to make!
Healthy Apple Bread Recipe by Evolving Table This is quick and easy to make AND gluten-free, grain- free, dairy-free and has no refined sugar!
Drinks and Smothies
Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Cider Bourbon by Champagne and Coconuts For the adults…this is a light and delicious drink perfect on a cold evening.
Apple Pie Smoothie from That Girl Cooks Healthy A tasty smoothie perfect for any time of day!
Apple Lime Leafy Green Smoothie from Boulder Locavore This is a great combo of flavors!
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats from Savory Nothings Great for meal prep and breakfast on the go!
Apple Cinnamon Muffins from Natalie’s Health These muffins are loaded with fresh apples and are low in calories.
Healthy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal from My Pure Plants This “kid approved” oatmeal makes a wonderful warm breakfast.
Cinnamon Banana Apple Smoothie Bowl from Marathons and Motivation Packed with protein, this smoothie bowl will help get you through the day.
Sides and Salads
Apple, Fennel and Bacon Chicken Salad from We are not Martha A wonderful combo of flavors great for lunch or dinner.
Shredded Brussels Sprouts, Kale and Apple Salad from This Healthy Table This makes a delicious side dish or is great for lunch.
Creamy Apple Slaw with Cranberries from The Flavours of Kitchen Perfect on the side and takes just 10 minutes to make!
Apple and Butternut Squash Casserole with Pecan Crumble by Little Sweet Baker This sweet and savory casserole is perfect for any holiday meal.
Pear and Apple Spinach Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing from The Rhubarbarians A colorful salad that is light and healthy.
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apples by Allergy Free Alaska I can’t get enough Brussels sprouts at this time of year and this recipe is a favorite!
Soup and Entrees
Pork Chops with Apple-Sage Sauce from Food Meanderings This recipe is great for a busy weeknight and can be made in 30 minutes or less.
Cheesy Eggplant Quesadillas from Dizzy Busy and Hungry Savory eggplant, tart apples and cheese make up these tasty quesadillas!
Cozy and Comforting Celery Root and Apple Soup by Foodal The perfect light and healthy soup for a cool Fall day!
Slow Cooker Pork and Apples from Beyond Mere Sustenance Love this classic combo! It can be made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot!
Apple Butter Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker from Recipe This A delicious and easy to make meal!
Apple Crumb Cake from the Banana Diaries This beautiful dessert is the perfect Fall treat!
Skillet Caramel Apple Crisp by Pink Fortitude A wonderful and easy-to-make dessert that is vegan and gluten-free.
Apple Pie Blossom Cookies from The Healthy Helper These fabulous cookies are vegan and gluten-free.
Cinnamon Apple Pumpkin Cake from my very own kitchen! This cake is perfect for Sunday brunch or even makes a fun breakfast treat.
So Tell Me…
Do you enjoy apple picking? What is your favorite apple recipe? Will you give any of these light and healthy apple recipes a try?
Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!