Apples + Turkey = Fall Family Favorite

Apples are associated with back to school and Fall.

They're connected to the ever so popular saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

Well, apples are healthy and combined and cooked with turkey, they are a delicious natural sweetener.


No added sugar

required to make this recipe a sweet family favorite.  Refined sugar is making this generation of kids sicker than ever and this generation of parents fatter than ever because sugar turns into fat and causes inflammation and disease.  So, use real whole foods like apples as sugar.


Turkey Holiday Memories

The thought of turkey brings the memories of family, friends, celebration, and gathering around the dinner table to give thanks for our blessings at Thanksgiving.

Turkeys has more to its repertoire than being a holiday food. Meat is a valuable source of protein and other nutrients. It's important to choose organic, antibiotic free and hormone free turkey to be a healthy source of protein.

Turkey is a good source of iron, zinc, and potassium.  Turkey contains vitamin B6 which is essential in maintaining tone of muscles and aids in the production of anti-bodies.

Turkey is easy to be included in your diet because of its mild flavor.  You can always use it as a replacement of other meats.

Healthy Family Meal Plan Paleo Recipe

I'm sharing one of our favorite fall recipes from Healthy Family Meal Plans that will make you want you eat turkey any day of the year as a fat-burning and nourishing meal and not that overstuffed sleepy feeling you get at Thanksgiving.

And don't worry, the cooked apple will still help keep the doctor away because both fresh and cooked apples are still a good source of potassium and vitamins.

Go ahead cook and enjoy Turkey on any day of the year!

Appled Turkey

Serves 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger root
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place turkey in a roasting pan and rub the surface with garlic and ginger root.
  3. Scatter the chopped apples around the turkey in the pan.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar and honey; pour over turkey then sprinkle with salt, pepper and sage.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour or until turkey is cooked through.

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I am a wife who loves falling in love with her husband over and over again! I am a stay-at-home mommy to a sweet girl with a big heart and an energetic boy with a zest for life.

I’m addicted to cooking real foods and shopping locally at Farmer’s Markets.I am a health revolutionary who is writing this blog with a desire to “pay it forward in health”.This desire stems from love and my pursuit to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing”.

I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.

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