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5 Simple And Healthy Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes

Written By Saurabh Monga

Apple Cider Vinegar

There are many ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar for health. Other than diluted consumption, using via healthy Apple Cider Vinegar recipes is a smart move. These Apple Cider Vinegar recipes are quite simple and effective.

Apple cider vinegar is, as the name suggests, a type of cider made from apples. Yellowish golden in color, apple cider vinegar has a lot of beneficial properties for your overall health, skin, and hair.
There are various ways of using apple cider vinegar but most commonly it is used in salad dressings, as a marinade, or even as a preserving agent. It is loaded with antioxidants and gives a burst of flavor to give a zesty taste to any dish. Let’s have a look at 5 healthy apple cider vinegar recipes that are easy to make and great for fitness.

5 Healthy Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes 
1. Sweet and Salty Chicken 

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Enjoy this wholesome and delicious chicken recipe as a snack or serve it as the main course with some veggies, mash, and bread.
Ingredients –
· 1 ½ tablespoon maple syrup
· ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
· 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
· 2 tbsp oil for cooking
· Salt to taste
Method –
· Combine apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and black pepper in a bowl. Mix well and keep aside.
· Pat dry chicken pieces and season them with salt.
· In a skillet heat some oil. You can use any oil (coconut, sunflower, or olive oil).
· When the oil starts simmering, add chicken pieces and cook until golden brown. Flip and cook till they turn golden brown on the other side.
· Pour the apple cider vinegar and maple syrup mixture on top.
· Turn down the heat and let the mixture boil and thicken. Make sure it coats all the pieces well.
· Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve hot.
2. Chickpea Waldorf Salad 

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When you get to delicious salads like these, you don’t mind healthy eating. The classic Waldorf salad, everyone’s favorite with the benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Ingredients –
· ½ cup plain full-fat yogurt
· 1 tsp mustard
· ½ tsp red chili flakes
· ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
· 1 ½ cup chickpeas (boiled and drained)
· 1 cup red grapes
· 1 medium apple, chopped into chunks
· ½ cup red onion, diced
· ½ cup walnuts, chopped
· ¼ cup coriander
· 4 cups fresh spinach
· Salt to taste
Method –
· For the dressing combine yogurt, apple cider vinegar, honey, mustard, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.
· In another bowl add chickpeas, apple, grapes, onion, coriander, and walnuts.
· Pour in the dressing and toss gently.
· Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.
· Serve over fresh salad leaves.
3. Ginger Switchel

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This is a great welcome drink which is loaded with the goodness of apple cider vinegar and ginger. Is refreshing, cooling, and gives a boost of antioxidants.
Ingredients –
· 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
· 4 tbsp sweetener (honey, sugar, maple syrup)
· 1 cup water
· 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
Method –  
· Combine all the ingredients in a jar.
· Cover and refrigerate for 2 -3 hours.
· Shake or stir before serving. Pour over ice or soda if desired.
4. Roasted Potatoes 

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Potatoes are a favorite the world over. This recipe of roasted potatoes with the subtle flavor or apple cider vinegar will indeed win hearts.

Ingredients –
· 2 cups potatoes, diced into small cubes
· 2 tbsp olive oil
· 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
· ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
· ½ tsp dried herbs
· Few sprigs parsley, for garnish
· Salt to taste
Method –
· Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
· In a bowl add oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and mixed herbs. Whisk until well combined.
· Add potatoes to the apple cider mixture and toss well.
· Pour the potatoes on a large baking sheet and spread evenly. Cook for about 20 -25 minutes.
· Flip them over and cook for another 15 -20 minutes.
· Drizzle some olive oil and garnish with dried herbs or parsley.
5. Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs 
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Giving the usual boring hard boiled eggs a pink and healthy twist with beetroot and apple cider vinegar! A must try.

Ingredients –
· 6 large eggs, hard boiled
· 1 jar pickled beetroot
· 1 cup apple cider vinegar
· 1/3 cup brown sugar
· 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
· 1 tsp mustard
· 1 tbsp mayonnaise
· ½ tsp curry powder
· 1 tbsp vinegar
· 2 tbsp olive oil
· Parsley/ Rosemary for garnish
· Salt to taste
Method –
· Remove shells from hard boiled eggs and set them aside.
· To prepare brine, pour pickled beetroots in a large bowl. Add apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
· Carefully lower eggs into the brine. Cover and refrigerate for 12 -15 hours.
· Cut each egg into halves and spoon out the yolks.
· Put yolks in a bowl. Add mustard, mayonnaise, curry powder, vinegar, and olive oil. Mash and mix well to form a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper and mix again.
· Put this mixture into a piping bag and pipe it into the pink halved eggs.
· Sprinkle with fresh parsley/ rosemary, salt, and pepper.
These and many more such examples are there where you can easily include Apple Cider Vinegar in your diet and reap it’s amazing health benefits. Let’s have a quick look at some of the top health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Top 10 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Lowers cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular diseases 
Apple cider vinegar is effective in lowering cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It is helpful in lowering triglycerides, which in turn helps in lowering bad cholesterol and blood pressure.
2. Aids digestion 
Apple cider vinegar is an effective natural remedy that prevents indigestion. Just add 1 tsp ACV and 1 tsp honey to a glass of water and have it 30 minutes before your dinner.
3. Naturally detoxifies the body 
Unfiltered organic AVC is helpful in detoxifying your body. If you are on a detox diet, then including apple cider vinegar is a great idea. It balances the pH level of your body, stimulates cardiovascular stimulation, and lymphatic drainage
4. Eases varicose veins 
It improves circulation in veins and is anti-inflammatory, thus reducing bulging veins.
5. Soothes a sore throat 
Consuming apple cider vinegar is helpful in soothing a sore throat. It creates an acidic environment in your throat where germs find difficult to thrive. Mix ¼ cup ACV with ¼ cup warm water and gargle every 2 hours.

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6. Boosts probiotics 
Apple cider vinegar is a rich source of probiotics. It also has an acid that promotes the growth of probiotics that help kill off Candida.
7. Aids in reducing hiccups 
Irritated by hiccups? Drinking ACV diluted in water might be of help here.
8. Helps to balance blood glucose levels 
Research has shown that the acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar is helpful in balancing blood sugar levels. It also helps improves insulin response and insulin sensitivity.
9. Maintains pH level of the body 
Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid. Even though it is acidic in nature, it has an alkaline effect on the body. By consuming apple cider vinegar, the pH level of your body will be regulated.
10. Helps fight seasonal allergies 
Seasonal allergies can have adverse effects on your health. But when you consume apple cider vinegar regularly it is beneficial in fighting seasonal allergies. Mix 2 tablespoon ACV in a glass of water and drink it three times a day.
What you need to remember is that none of these effects or benefits are immediate. You need to consume apple cider vinegar consistently as recommended by a health expert or a certified nutritionist.
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