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How Many Calories Are in an 18-Ounce Glass of Apple Juice?

Apples are among America's favorite fruits, second only to bananas. Carrying just a few more calories than soda, apple juice is sweet and energy-dense, and provides many of the same nutrients as the apple.

An 18-oz. serving of apple juice provides 260 calories, according to Wolfram Alpha. It has negligible fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. It contains 84 g of carbs, or about 27 percent of the daily recommended value.

An 18-oz. serving of ascorbic acid fortified apple juice provides 150 percent of your daily vitamin C; 7 percent of iron, vitamin B6 and magnesium; and 5 percent of riboflavin, calcium, thiamine and phosphorus.

If you wish to conserve on calories and get a greater sense of fullness, eat raw apples instead of drinking juice. A medium apple has a third of the calories and also provides 3 g of fiber along with many of the same nutrients, albeit a lesser amount. Apple juice lacks fiber. The fiber in apple slows the release of the sugar in apple to help stabilize blood sugar and stave your appetite.

Easy Kid Recipes for Apples and Apple Juice

These recipe treats are great to make in the autumn after apple picking or to create throughout the year. Kids can help make these apple-inspired recipes.

Apples and apple juice are featured in these kid treats that range from a healthy yogurt dip for apples to decadent, once-a-year treat, caramel apples. Young children can mix up the apple dip and the no-bake apple juice cookies. Older children and a parent or teens can make caramel apples that they can decorate in many ways.

How to Make an Apple Dip

Mix two tablespoons of brown sugar into one cup of plain, low-fat yogurt. Stir well until the sugar is dissolved into the yogurt. Chill. Cut up an apple into six or eight slices. Apply a small amount of lemon juice to the apple slices if they won’t be eaten immediately to prevent browning. Serve the apples with the yogurt dip.

Easy Cookies – No Bake Recipe Treats

  • 40 vanilla wafer cookies
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons very soft butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar

  1. Line a plastic food storage container with waxed paper and set it aside.
  2. Place the vanilla wafers in a plastic bag. Push out the air and seal the bag. Crush the cookies into crumbs by pushing a rolling pin over the bag.
  3. Combine the crumbs, granulated sugar, margarine or butter, apple juice, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Stir with a fork until everything is well blended.
  4. Sprinkle some powdered sugar onto a flat plate and set to the side.
  5. Use fingers to shape the dough into one-inch balls.
  6. Roll each ball in the powdered sugar.
  7. Set the balls into the wax paper-lined container.
  8. Close the container when done and keep the apple balls in the refrigerator until they are served.

Easy Kids Recipes – Caramel Apples

  • Six apples
  • One package of individually wrapped caramels unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Butter

  1. Prepare bowls with any candy sprinkles, coconut, crushed candle bars, etc, that the caramel-coated apples will get dipped into.
  2. Remove the stems from the apples.
  3. Insert a craft stick halfway into each apple.
  4. Butter a cookie sheet by taking a piece of butter and rubbing it over the cookie sheet.
  5. Place the caramels and the butter in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for two minutes. Stop halfway through to stir the caramel. Allow to cool for a minute.
  6. Roll each apple in caramel sauce until it’s well coated.
  7. Dip quickly into the prepared coconut, candy, crushed peanuts, etc.
  8. Place on the greased cookie sheet.
  9. When all the apples are done, set them into the refrigerator to help the caramel to set firm.
  10. Serve!
Children can make, or help to make, each of these apple recipe treats. Since apples can be found at the store year-round, these kid treats can be made at any time, although they may be the most fun in the autumn after going apple picking.

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