We’ve all heard the phrase, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It sticks around because apples are really that good for us—serving up a healthy dose of fiber, Vitamin C, strengthening immunity, lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and even stroke.
However, there’s nothing more disappointing than an old or bruised apple. But before you chuck out the whole bushel, try to cut down on waste by using them in the following 10 healthy and innovative ways…
Make Apple Butter
If you like a little smear on your morning toast or bagel, but are trying to cut the sugar and calories found in margarine, butter, or jams—try mashing your old apples into a healthy apple butter recipe. The great thing about all-natural apple butter is that it’s simmered and pureed from 100-percent apples, no sugar or chemical additives.