Six Reasons Why You NEED Healthy Apple Dessert Nachos in Your Life:
- This dessert uses up the “partially-eaten-by-a-toddler” apples, thus reducing food waste 🙂 Am I the only mom that finds nibbled-on apples around the house, multiple times a day? #4kidproblemsmaybe?
- You’ll be packing in healthy fats from two different sources: almond butter and cold milled flaxseed– both super-good for you!
- The antioxidants in broccoli sprout powder are an easy, SUPER concentrated way to get vegetable nutrients in your food without noticing it.
- The bulk of the dish is fresh fruit! Easy. Unprocessed. Healthy.
- This just might be the most delicious thing you eat all week! …maybe even all month– that’s how good I thought they were!
- They are an exciting finger food, it looks beautiful, and they are just plain fun to share! (Okay… that totals more like eight legit reasons to try these healthy apple nachos, right?)
This experiment came from me cleaning out the fridge one day, trying to use up a few things! I had some caramel sauce that was anxious to get out of the fridge, some peanut butter that’d been hanging out in a ziplock bag (I like to squeeze it onto sliced bananas sometimes), and a teeny bit of almond butter left. Oh, AND the rejected apples.
Okay, here’s how to make ’em!
Healthy Apple Dessert Nachos
- Gather any “toddler-nibbled” apples from around the house 😉 Wash well!
2. Cut apples into sand-dollar shapes by slicing right through the core (as shown). My kids don’t mind the small seeds when they are topped with deliciousness! Extra fiber 🙂
3. Arrange on a plate.
4. Drizzle with caramel sauce and add some dollops of almond butter.
5. Sprinkle with broccoli sprout powder, cold-milled flax seed (AKA graham cracker crumbs at our house), and Butterfinger baking bits (could use any crushed candy-bar)! Yep, it’s officially a dessert if you’re adding candy!
Obviously you can adapt this in several ways- by using “unibbled” apples for a party, swap the crushed candy-bar for unsweetened coconut or skipping the broccoli sprout powder if that part sounds scary!
I will say that I use my broccoli powder much more by having it out on the counter in a cute little dish. I mentioned in my last article how we add it in our yogurt parfaits. It really can go on anything! Salads, eggs, casseroles, smoothies, you name it! It has a subtle, nutty flavor, and they are a great source of vitamins A, B, E and K plus protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, chlorophyll and amino acids!
However you make them, I hope you enjoy this fun idea to make some yummy, healthy apple nachos next time you need a little treat!
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