By Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD, Jackson In Action Communications Director
Harvest of the Month is a Jackson County, Wisconsin initiative that highlights a different produce item every month. September features cooking demos on WEAU-TV 13, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and a taste-testing event at Black River Memorial Hospital. A video of each Harvest of the Month recipe is also available at www.brmh.net/recipes.
Turn Out for These Apple Events:
Watch WEAU-TV-13 Wed. Oct. 16 on the 4 p.m. Newscast. “Apples” live cooking demo with Black River Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD
BRMH Hospital - Harvest of the Month Apple Cabbage slaw is featured on the Black River Memorial Hospital Salad Bar on Tuesdays throughout October. More info at www.brmh.net
Apple Tips & Nutrition
Cook it: Everything is better with apples. They pair very well with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
NUTRITION Apples have virtually no fat. One medium apple has about 80 Calories and a good source of fiber.
Apples are rich in fiber and
Fresh apples can be made into salads, sauces and crisp.
Add a thin slice to sandwiches.
Try using a Mandolin for thin slices.
Local Apples: Orchards in the area are teaming with apples. Varieties include honey crisp, gala, Mcintosh,
Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD is Communications Director for Jackson In Action and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Black River Memorial Hospital. She develops B-WELLthy Harvest of the Month recipes and videos and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
RECIPE: Cinn-ful Apple Chips
FRESH Apple Cinnamon Chips
These crispy sweet treats are sweet and cinn-ful.
2 large apples
½ c. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar (or substitute)
1 t. cinnamon
½ t. nutmeg
Rinse apples and cut into thin slices. The thinner you cut them the crunchier they will be. Aim for about 1/8in thick. Remove seeds/core after cutting.
Toss the apple slices with a lemon juice. Lay them on a baking sheet closely together but not overlapping.
Arrange apple slices in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 200 F for about 2 hours or until apples are dry and crisp. Flip apples over after the first hour.
Pull out a chip and test. If crispy, remove all from oven and let cool. A food dehydrater can also be utilized.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Makes 2 servings (12 chips each).Nutrition info/Serv.:
Approx. 110 Cal, 0g fat, 31g Carb, 4g Fiber, 0g protein
Note: Crisp apples work the best. Ambrosia, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Pink Lady, and
Gala apples are favorites.
MORE RECIPES: www.JacksonInAction.org/recipes
To view a video of the recipe and printable recipe, go to www.JacksonInAction.org/recipes
Watch This Month’s B-WELLthy Recipe Video:
Harvest of the Month is a partnership between Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services, Black River Memorial Hospital, Together for Jackson County Kids, Ho-Chunk Nation, UW Extension-Jackson County, Lunda Community Center, Boys and Girls Club, Hansen’s IGA, local school districts, The Library and the community.
More at: www.JacksonInAction.org