Incorporate Granny Smith Apples in your Saint Patrick's Day Festivities

Yakima, WA – Saint Patrick’s Day is nearing and people are starting to decorate and plan for the day of festivities.  Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on March 17th, the day the most commonly recognized Patron Saint of Ireland passed, Saint Patrick.  Many celebrate according to their religion, some go to a church service, some have parades and festivals, everybody wears green, and the Lenten restriction on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption and junk food binging.

As we are all trying to get in shape prior to spring and summer, it’s important to keep our meals balanced, even on days like this where we would all like to splurge.  Instead of only eating cookies, chips, and fried foods, try some Granny Smith Apples in your meal planning!  Borton Fruit’s Granny Smith Apples are first of all Green, which is convenient, but they are also one of the best apples for baking on the market!  Granny Smith apples are the infamous apples used in most great apple pie recipes.  Their tart flavor helps add a kick to your meal, whatever it is!  They are crisp, juicy and versatile.  Granny Smiths are great for baking, in salads and even for snacking. 

Here are a few links to creative, easy recipes that you can incorporate in your day:

http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2009/03/recipe-spring-green-fruit-salad.html

http://news.health.com/2013/03/14/a-fresh-juice-recipe-for-st-patricks-day/

http://omnomally.com/2013/03/15/healthy-shamrock-smoothie/

http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Snickers-Caramel-Apple-Salad-758439?columns=4&position=1%2F79

http://www.yummly.com/recipes?q=granny+smith+apple

Borton Fruit has created a Granny Smith Varietal Card to help promote Granny Smith Apples for the season.  You will see nutritional information, a description of the variety, as well as usage and storage tips.  Please contact your sales representative today to get these in your stores!

 

 

Posted February 27, 2015


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