RECIPE: Apple Cookies



Fall is upon us. Which means delicious, crisp apples!  A dear friend shared this genius idea of-a-fun-snack-or-healthy-dessert with me when we wanted stopped at her place for lunch, breaking up our 5 hour drive from the NC coast to the mountains.  Not only did she provide an exceptionally tasty, healthy lunch of chicken salad lettuce wraps and prosciutto with melon; she busted out these little numbers, which thrilled us and our kiddos–who loved making them.  This will be my new go-to kids, crafty cookie decorating recipe!  They are clean, healthy and oh so scrumptious. Enjoy.


1 Apple*

1/4 cup shredded, non-sweetened coconut

4 Tbsp Almond or Peanut Butter

20 Chocolate chips (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS (kinda a no brainer here):

  1. Slice thin cross sections of apple.
  2. Smear on nut butter.
  3. Sprinkle coconut.
  4. Place chocolate chips on top (optional)
  5. Enjoy!



*Remember apples are one of the “Dirty Dozen” so Buy ORGANIC–unless you like cancer.

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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