Apple Snack Soup & Salad

Do It Yourself Apple Chips

Apple Chips on Whisk Together


Exercise:  This 35 minute HIIT challenge will challenge you. Everything you may hate in a workout all in one! 🙂  Jumping lunges, burpees AND star jumps.  One of those workouts that “hurts so good.”

Book:  “Death by Food Pyramid” by Denise Minger is my new book for the week.  It has a lot of great information in it and more important, she goes through parts of scientific studies step by step.  What is an abstract?  Results?  What does p= and why?  She briefly goes into these terms so others that didn’t have to write a Master’s Thesis on “The Effects of Drama Education on the Social Skills of High School Students” can understand what is going on in the original studies and make his or her OWN conclusions.

Recipe:  I love the Fuji Apple Salad at Panera and started making my own copycat salads from one of my favorite restaurants.  For the apples, I needed to run to the store to buy apple chips or just sit at home and let my oven do the work while the kids play outside.  So, at home it is!  And lots cheaper too….

These made a nice snack (no mess!) and are really good on salads.

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Do It Yourself Apple Chips
  • 2 apples (Granny Smith, Fuji, or Gala. I like the tart Granny Smith)
  • ½ tsp. sugar (optional)
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with silicone or parchment. You may need two sheets for large apples.
  3. Slice the apples paper thin using a sharp knife or mandolin. In a large bowl or plastic bag, toss the apples with cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Lay the apples in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Flip them over. Bake another 45 minutes. Cool and eat!
  6. Store in an air tight container.
  7. The baking time will be determined by how thin the slices and may need adjusted.
  8. You can also simply turn the oven off and let the apples cool in the oven if they need a little more drying time.


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