Fresh for Fall: Apples

5 Fresh Facts about Apples

1) There are more than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.

2) Health Benefits: Apples are notable for their impressive list of phtyto-nutrients, and anti-oxidants ~ these protect us from the effects of free radicals, diabetes, and also protects against cancers of the lungs and colon.

3)Apples can improve your memory and mental alertness and activity in the brain  . .. .. This is due to their high levels of boron.

4)Apples contain malic acid, a chemical used in teeth whitening products, which helps dissolve stains. . . They are also know cleans teeth too after eating.

5)Are you menopausal?  Apples are shown to boost estrogen levels!Screen Shot 2015-09-26 at 8.49.56 PM

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FRESH RECIPE: 3 Bean Chili

I LOVE LOVE Soups and Chili . . especially on Chilly Fall Days like the ones we have had here in the Carolinas.   Tonight seemed like the perfect time to throw something together, so I scoured my cabinets and made this 3 Bean Chili.  You can always add more ingredients like red peppers or carrots ~ the recipe is so simple 🙂


3 Bean Chili
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 stalk celery
1 can Chili Style Diced Tomatoes
1 can Black Beans, rinsed
1 can Chili Beans in Red Chili Sauce
1 can Garbanzo Beans
1/2 cup of frozen corn
1 cup Soy Vegetable Protein
1/2 TBSP Tupperware Southwest Chipotle Seasoning

Start by sweating onion and celery in 3 qt Stockpot with olive oil.  Once Translucent, add Beans, Tomatoes and Corn. Cook for 45 mins on low heat.  Add Protein and Seasoning then cook for an additional 20 mins or until ready to serve.  Compliment with Tortilla Chips or Cornbread for a hearty meal!