Healthy Snack of the Week: Bake an Apple—or Roast a Pear
Apples are good for you and are usually plentiful, so why not turn your everyday apple into a memorable snack?
Try a baked apple.
Most any apple will do, but for best results in the oven look for a Rome, Gala, or Granny Smith.
“Baked fruit can be an excellent substitute for pies and desserts that are often high in fat and sugar,” says Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Wesley Delbridge, national spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ” It also helps your kids to see that fruit can be fun in many different forms.”
Seth Livingstone is a veteran writer and editor who has spent much of his career in sports journalism covering multiple Olympic Games, Super Bowls, World Series, and Daytona 500s. He covered the Boston Red Sox throughout the 1980s and 1990s before joining USA Today and Baseball Weekly in 1999. He maintains his membership in the Baseball Writers Association of America and is a Hall of Fame voter. Seth holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and has also worked as a substitute teacher (all grades and subjects). He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and has two grown children.