An ode to apples…

Oh dearest apples,

Skin of red, crisp sweet center of white.

For years I ate you every day. With peanut butter. With cinnamon. With alcohol (hard cider for-eva!). In pies and crisps. When I was lucky, straight from the tree.


You were my first healthy love, the only fruit my picky little self would eat. As I grew, you were always there. From the perfect kid sized snack, through adulthood where you nourished me through studies and long office days.

Fall is the time when I miss you the most. You decorate store shelves and taunt me with your ciders, donuts, crisps, and pies.

apples farmers market

I can’t resist. I must have you, at least once. One delicious day followed by a stomach-pain filled night. But then, we must once again go our separate ways.

Though your high fructose ratio keeps us apart, know that I think of you often, and cherish the memory of our many years together. I’ll never forget you. And I’ll never stop hoping the day will come when we can be together forever again.


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16 comments on “An ode to apples…

    1. BusyBod Post author

      Aw don’t feel bad! It is slightly torturous but I would never want to stop the deliciousness from spreading. The world should eat them in my honor 🙂

    1. BusyBod Post author

      I know, it’s like my own tragic love story, but I have to accept that it isn’t meant to be for us.

  1. Mary

    I feel your pain sista! I have not had an apple in almost a year! I will endure the pain for my M-I-L’s apple pie even if it’s just a sliver of pie.

    1. BusyBod Post author

      It’s the worst! So glad someone understands. It’s definitely worth the short term pain to have your fav apple treat at least once this fall 🙂

  2. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

    Oh no, so sorry to hear you can’t eat apples anymore. My mum has trouble with both fructose and lactose so I’ve seen someone else before have to give up things they love and it is no fun. Hopefully you’ve found other lower fructose fruits to replace apples with? (I know nothing could ever truly ‘replace’ them).
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    1. BusyBod Post author

      Aw tell her I feel her pain! Usually I do lots of citrus, berries, and bananas, but nothing beats an apple in the fall!

  3. Cailee

    Aww…I am so sorry about your fructose malabsorption! That makes me so sad 🙁 But at least you got to enjoy them for one day! I love apples sooo much… they are probably my favorite everyday food (next to baby carrots) and I would be so sad if I couldn’t eat them!
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    1. BusyBod Post author

      That’s so funny because before my diagnosis apples and baby carrots were what I are every day too! Luckily carrots are still ok in small doses 🙂


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