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Fruit Bites for Teens: Apples

Teen-Tempting Ways to Eat Apples continued...

The main thing is to remember that apples are an option -- keep them in a bowl on the counter or visible every time you open the fridge.

Compare apples to apples. Keep taste-testing to find your favorite apple varieties. Different apples are available at different times of the year and vary by location. If your mom keeps bringing home kinds you don't like, use this quick, get-started apple guide to write in a new variety on her grocery list:

  • Tart apples: Cameo, Granny Smith, Jonagold, McIntosh, Braeburn
  • Sweet apples: Cortland, Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Red Delicious
  • Apples for cooking: Jonathan, McIntosh, Pippin, Rome Beauty

Try apples baked. Use an apple corer to remove the core, put on a plate, and top with a teaspoon of brown sugar or maple syrup. Microwave for four minutes.

Or quarter the apple, warm it in the microwave, then squeeze on 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce.

Ready for another bite? Try Bananas, Grapes, or Kiwano Melon.

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WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Daniel Brennan, MD on December 23, 2013