WENATCHEE, Wash., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Easter means a lot of things: a new dress, a big ham dinner and of course a basket filled with candy. For parents trying to keep their kids eating healthy, this holiday is nothing short of a challenge. Combat the task by adding a Grapple, an apple that is nothing short of extraordinary to the Easter basket or the meal to give kids a healthy alternative that is made with them in mind. Kids love Grapples because they combine two of their favorite fruits- apples and grapes into one crunchy bite. Parents love them because they are as healthy as if just picked off a tree and kids will eat them up.
Grapples begin as a Washington State Gala or Fuji apple. Through a complex, patented process, these apples are gently bathed with an ingredient mix that is primarily grape flavor and pure water. Through the process the apples take on the grape flavor, which doesn't add any extra sugar, calories, carbohydrates or anything else. In fact the apples maintain their natural supply of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and fiber.
Because Grapples are no ordinary apple, they fit into an occasion such as Easter. Enjoy this recipe for a special Easter salad that kids simply love and can be made anytime there are Grapples in the kitchen.
Grapple Easter Salad:
8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1-pint cream, whipped
1 large package mini marshmallows
1 can drained chunk pineapple
2 Grapples, cored and cut into small pieces
Mix all the ingredients together and put it in the refrigerator overnight.
This season Grapples are widely available in grocery stores from October through June. They are sold in a 4-pack clamshell with an average MSRP of $3.49-5.99, to find a store or to order online visit http://www.grapplefruits.com.
Grapple® brand apples are the quintessential perfect healthy snack for kids of all ages. Through a patented process, premium Washington State apples are infused with grape flavor to create a product that "Crunches like an Apple, Tastes like a Grape™". For more information call 800-232-2636 or www.grapplefruits.com and Facebook @http://www.facebook.com/pages/GrappleR-brand-Apples/177704220464.