Perfectly portable, individually portioned, crisp, sweet, tart and unbelievably nutritious, apples are the ultimate snack. Their high fibre content helps to support a thriving microbiota and their antioxidant-rich peel helps to fight disease. These are just a few ways eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
I like apples as they are. For a snack, I will pair one with a handful of raw nuts for some additional fats on most days. That said, in case you’re looking for more creative ways to use up that big bag of freshly picked apples, I’ve got you covered.
In today’s video, I share four delicious and healthy snack ideas featuring apples.
Healthy snacks with apples
You will need:
- 1 apple
- 1 tablespoon natural almond or peanut butter
- Shredded coconut
- Slice the apple into thin wedges and lay over a plate.
- Drizzle with almond butter
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and shredded coconut.
Apple rings with goat cheese
- 2 apples, cored and sliced into 1/4″ rings
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Soft goat cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spread the apple rings evenly on a baking tray. Brush with melted coconut oil and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake 20 minutes and let cool completely.
- Spread goat cheese on apple rings and enjoy. Store any leftover apple rings in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Apple pie parfait
- Full fat plain yogurt
- Stewed apples*
- Sliced almonds
- Pure maple syrup (optional)
- In a small jar or bowl, layer the yogurt, stewed apples and sliced almonds. Sweeten to taste with maple syrup.
*For the stewed apples
- Peel 4 Cortland apples and dice into bite-sized pieces
- Add to saucepan with splash of water and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
- Cook until tender, about 5-10 minutes.
- Mash slightly. Store in an airtight container.
Apples with date caramel and hemp seeds
- 10 dates, pitted and chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Apple, cut into wedges
- Hemp seeds
- To make the date caramel, place the dates in a small saucepan with 1/2 cup water and bring to a simmer. Transfer the mixture to a power blender (such as a Vitamix or food processor fitted with a steel blade). Add vanilla extract. Puree until smooth, adding 1 tablespoon of hot water at a time to reach the right consistency. This may take a few minutes and may require you to scrape down the sites periodically. Store the date caramel in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Spread the date caramel over the apple wedges and sprinkle with hemp seeds.