Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Apple Nachos

Start your Fall with a festive apple picking activity, then prepare this healthy snack for your next football game watch event!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Dried Cranberries or Raisins (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Almonds (unsalted)
  • 2 tablespoons Sunflower Seeds (unsalted, raw or roasted)
  • 3 medium Green or Red Apples (cored and thinly sliced into about 12 wedges each)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1/2 cup Smooth Peanut Butter (unsalted or low-sodium) (*may be substituted for other nut butter)
  • 1 tablespoon Raw Organic Honey

Directions

In a small bowl, stir together the cranberries (or raisins), almonds, and sunflower seeds.

Layer half the apples on a large plate or platter. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the apples to prevent apples from browning.

In a small microwavable bowl, microwave the water on 100% power (or high setting) for 2 minutes (or until boiling). (Or, boil the water on a stovetop and pour into a small bowl.) Add the peanut butter and honey, stirring until the mixture is smooth.

Using a spoon, drizzle half of the peanut butter mixture over the apple wedges. Sprinkle with half of the cranberry mixture. Layer the remaining apples over the cranberry mixture. Drizzle the remaining peanut butter mixture over all.

Do you what to add variety?

Try other toppings for the apple nachos such as, other types of dried unsweetened fruits, unsalted chopped nuts, unsalted pumpkin seeds, low-fat granola, unsweetened shredded coconut, cinnamon, or pumpkin pie spice. 

Yields: 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Per serving (6 apple slices with  toppings): 167 Calories. 7.5g Total Fat. 1g Saturated Fat. 2.5g Polyunsaturated Fat. 3.5g Monounsaturated Fat. 0mg Cholesterol. 66mg Sodium. 4g Protein. 4g Fiber. 15g Sugar. 

 

 

 

 

Reference

American Heart Association. (n.d.). Apple nachos. https://recipes.heart.org/en/recipes/apple-nachos?utm_source=healthy+for+good+fy+2122&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Healthy%20For%20Good%20-%2092821&utm_content=Recipe+cta

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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