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Founder Friday: Easy, Simple, and Delicious Apple Bite Chips


Dear nécessité,

Happy Day. How are you? I notice more of us are saying “Happy Day” — “Happy Friday,” “Happy _____.” To me, even Mondays are a happy Monday. Why? Because it is another gift given to us. Each day is happy simply because of that blessed gift. Honor it and relish in it. Nothing else really matters.

Even Halloween, it’s “Happy Halloween!” even when it falls on a Monday. I love this time of year too. Not only because I am a fall-born baby (shout out to my Libra babies! Mwah! Oh my gosh, Usher, happy belated birthday! Forgive me, but I did get you boo, T. Braxton and Paltrow), but I so love and appreciate each season. Even the cold, grey, freezing, snowy outside moments. They paint the canvas each day. I find that simply beautiful. Free art for us to look at each day that is different, how amazing, right?

This time of year, another thing I so love and appreciate is the food that is harvested for the fall, including certain seasonings and spices we tend to use during this season more often than in other seasons.’ For me, some that I use more often are cloves, allspice, and nutmeg in the fall, than say in the summer. These feel like fall, they even sound heavier than saying a lemon, citrus. Do you know what I mean? Become more aware of this with me. Do you use those spices much in the summer? That is what I mean, they are more fall, but seasonless.

Apples are great year-round and this is the season to pick them. I love a great apple. I remove the skin when eating the entire apple. My system prefers no skin on apples when I eat them. I have been eating apples all my life and in different ways. My mother made the apples when I was younger, so I always played around with apples as I went into the kitchen, and even when I ran away from the kitchen.

Are you looking for a healthier snack for this weekend? Look no further. This recipe is ageless (meaning for anyone duh) and great to share or to indulge in while wrapped in a comfy blanket with a cup of warm soothing tea and your book of the moment or TV show.  You decide, just create that moment. Do not forget to light your nécessité gratitude candle to enhance that beautiful energy of gratitude and calmness and the smell that takes your mood to another level.

Here I share with you one of my easy, simple, and scrumptious recipes. I am far from a professional chef (and I mean farrrr), so we can make this and make it stress-free because that is a nécessité for me. And guess what else? There’s no guilt eating at nécessité, but there is no need for even thinking of that when eating in these offerings with me. They are healthy to help create optimal health so no worries when you are here with me. I got you covered here too! That is why you and I are in this village together.

Enjoy this recipe and remember, they are apples, and you can tweak this recipe to make it your own. Happy eating and chew slowly and with tons of gratitude.

You are a nécessité.

Much love and gratitude,

Certified Holistic Health Coach

Certified in Gut Health

Author of The Thriving Child, Shut Up and Cook!

*Please remember to always consult with your trusted health care practitioner with any health uncertainties.

Erica Reid, Founder of nécessité
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