What’s more fun than picking apples? Eating them! A great family activity, apple picking can teach kids the joy of nature and nurture, so to speak. Apples are replete with soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol, Zied says. Enjoy them on their own, sliced with natural nut butters, crumbled over yogurt with granola or topped with whipped cream for a portion-controlled treat, she says. Another of Zied’s favorite fall foods? Baked apples. Just pop them in the oven and sprinkle cinnamon inside for a simple taste of fall.
Play a pick-up game.