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September 6, 2016

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A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that apples are the most popular fruit among children ages 2-19! Apples are packed with fiber and are a good source of vitamin C to help your immune system.


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Adding more fruits and vegetables to your plate makes you happier, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Those who consumed more fruits and vegetables increased their well-being when compared to those who consumed fewer fruits and vegetables.

Apple Cranberry Crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp

This dessert is perfect for autumn, when cranberries are available and apples are fresh, but you can make it at other times of the year if you buy extra bags of cranberries and freeze them. Brown rice syrup is available at health food stores.

Makes 8 servings


2 large tart apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup brown rice syrup
2/3 cup apple juice
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot 


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Arrange apple slices in a 9"×9" baking dish, then sprinkle with cranberries. In a bowl, mix Grape-Nuts, oats, and cinnamon, then stir in brown rice syrup. Spread evenly over apples. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix apple juice and cornstarch or arrowroot, then pour evenly over other ingredients.

Bake for 50 minutes or until apples are tender.

Per serving (1/8 of recipe):

Calories: 148; Fat: 0.9 g; Saturated Fat: 0.2 g; Calories from Fat: 5.3%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 2.5 g; Carbohydrates: 35.1 g; Sugar: 14.4 g; Fiber: 3 g; Sodium: 84 mg; Calcium: 14 mg; Iron: 3.5 mg; Vitamin C: 3 mg; Beta Carotene: 20 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.2 mg

Source: Food for Life by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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Food for  Life

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