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Fall Family Fun Challenge Day 1: Head to the Apple Orchard or Pumpkin Patch!

Posted by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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Welcome to day 1 of the Healthy Fall Family Fun Challenge!

Head to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch - or both!
This is not a groundbreaking suggestion, we know. In fact, you might have already visited these places! But there's still time for a return visit, with a twist. At the orchard, add a competitive spin by seeing which family member picks the biggest (by circumference) or heaviest (by weight) apple, or picks the most apples in a 5 - or 10 minute period.

Going pumpkin picking? Get some extra walking in by canvassing every planted row, even after you've claimed your own pumpkins. Give everyone a turn pulling the wheelbarrow or wagon around the farm.

GET COOKING: Homemade applesauce is super-easy and nutritious. Leaving the skins on gives it a lovely pink color (plus it's just easier!).  Or whip up a batch of perfect roasted pumpkin seeds.

What is your favorite apple or pumpkin recipe?

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by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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sunshinepraying
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Great idea! We will have to do that when we go. I love pumpkin brownie swirls..a mix of pumpkin an brownie together
ballerina.2006
by Bronze Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM
No apple orchirds or pumpkin patches here :(

I love pumpkin bread with chocolate chips! Mmm
ballerina.2006
by Bronze Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:41 AM
No apple orchirds or pumpkin patches here :(

I love pumpkin bread with chocolate chips! Mmm
ballerina.2006
by Bronze Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM
No apple orchirds or pumpkin patches here :(

I love pumpkin bread with chocolate chips! Mmm
ballerina.2006
by Bronze Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM
No apple orchirds or pumpkin patches here :(

I love pumpkin bread with chocolate chips! Mmm
JoyJoy
by Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM
love apple pie with vanilla ice cream on top
rleer4
by Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM

I love to slice apples and fry them in a tiny bit of oil and add cinamon and vanila for a sweet treat thats  heathly.

AspensMama1537
by Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM
We are going to the pumpkin patch next week! :)
sarah824
by Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Our local apple orchard and pumpkin patch are the same place so that make it really convenient!!

I love ALL things pumpkin, but I don't have my recipes with me. I make a yummy pumpkin bread with salted caramel drizzle and an amazing pumpkin biscotti.

I make my pumpkin puree at home (no canned stuff for me!) using fresh pumpkins. I truly think it makes my pumpkin goodies taste better!

goddess99
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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I just found a recipe for this yesterday, I can't wait to make it =)

Quoting sunshinepraying:

Great idea! We will have to do that when we go. I love pumpkin brownie swirls..a mix of pumpkin an brownie together


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