We are officially back in the swing of things.
Everything is finally back into the regular routine (school, work, errands, and exercise), which means that time is getting a little short. Between two different hospital jobs, two different commutes, and two different schedules, I am constantly on the go… which means that I need healthy and filling snacks that I can whip up and grab while I am running around.
That’s where apple snacks come in.
These snacks are super adorable (seriously, who does not love an apple circle?), super tasty, super quick to whip up, and are full of soluble fiber and protein to keep me fuller longer. Plus, you can keep them plain or dress them up! Customizable snacks that EVERYONE can enjoy? I’m in!
Apple snacks start with… apples.
I grabbed my favorite “eating” apple, a Ginger Gold, and used an apple corer to remove the seeds and core. I then sliced the apples into thick slices. You can use any firm, crisp apple here – I’d stay away the red/golden delicious apples because they are usually too soft inside!
Spread each circle with some creamy peanut butter – whatever brand you prefer!
Now comes the fun part… the decorating!
While I love plain apple snacks, there are a ton of different ways to dress them up!
Add some dried cranberries for a bit of tartness and texture.
Or a drizzle of honey for a sweet finish. (my personal fav!)
Or a light dusting of cinnamon (which reminds me of a cross between peanut butter cookies and apple spice muffins!).
Or whatever else you have in your pantry!! (granola, mini chocolate chips, and crushed pretzels are also great toppers)
Definitely a great way to stay fueled during busy days!
So, what’s your go-to healthy snack? Let me know!
Your apple and peanut butter obsessed friend,
- 1 large apple, cored and sliced into thick rings width-wise (about 6 rings per apple)
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- Toppings - dried fruit, nuts, granola, spices, honey
- Spread the apple circles with peanut butter. Top apple slices with various toppings - be creative! Devour immediately!