Apple Nachos

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Apple Nachos

If you do the apple slicing, kids can get in on the action and assemble these nachos themselves. Use your favorite apple variety for this Simple Cooking with Heart snack or appetizer recipe or mix it up using a combination, like 2 sweet Red Delicious apples and 1 tart Granny Smith.

Ingredients

Servings  6   Serving Size   6 apple slices with toppings

  • 1/3 cup dried, unsweetened cranberries or raisins
  • 1/4 cup sliced, unsalted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted, shelled sunflower seeds
  • 3 red or green apples, cored and thinly sliced into about 12 wedges each
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup smooth, low-sodium peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

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  1. In a small bowl, stir together the cranberries, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
  2. Layer half the apples on a large plate or platter. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the apples to keep them from browning.
  3. Using a microwaveable bowl, microwave the water on 100% power (high) for 2 minutes, or until boiling (or boil water in your tea kettle and measure 2 tablespoons into a small bowl). Add the peanut butter and honey, stirring until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Using a spoon, drizzle half the peanut butter mixture over the apple wedges. Sprinkle with half the cranberry mixture. Layer the remaining apples over the cranberry mixture. Drizzle the remaining peanut butter mixture over all. Sprinkle the remaining cranberry mixture over all.

Cooking Tip: When using sticky ingredients like honey or peanut butter in a recipe, lightly spray your measuring spoon or cup with cooking spray. The ingredient will slide right out!

Keep it Healthy: Choose unsweetened dried fruit whenever you can to avoid added sugar.

Tip: Be creative when it comes to toppings for these apple nachos: any type of unsweetened, dried fruit, chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds, low-fat granola, or unsweetened shredded coconut.

Nutrition Facts

Apple Nachos

CaloriesCalories

167 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

4g Per Serving

FiberFiber

4g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$1.32

Nutrition Facts

Calories 167
Total Fat 7.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 66 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 4 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 fat, 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fruit

Copyright © 2018 American Heart Association, Healthy for Good™. Every purchase helps fund the work of the AHA/ASA.

If you do the apple slicing, kids can get in on the action and assemble these nachos themselves. Use your favorite apple variety for this Simple Cooking with Heart snack or appetizer recipe or mix it up using a combination, like 2 sweet Red Delicious apples and 1 tart Granny Smith.

Nutrition Facts

Apple Nachos

CaloriesCalories

167 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

4g Per Serving

FiberFiber

4g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$1.32
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Calories 167
Total Fat 7.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 66 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 4 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 fat, 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fruit

Ingredients

Servings  6   Serving Size   6 apple slices with toppings

  • 1/3 cup dried, unsweetened cranberries or raisins
  • 1/4 cup sliced, unsalted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted, shelled sunflower seeds
  • 3 red or green apples, cored and thinly sliced into about 12 wedges each
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup smooth, low-sodium peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the cranberries, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
  2. Layer half the apples on a large plate or platter. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the apples to keep them from browning.
  3. Using a microwaveable bowl, microwave the water on 100% power (high) for 2 minutes, or until boiling (or boil water in your tea kettle and measure 2 tablespoons into a small bowl). Add the peanut butter and honey, stirring until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Using a spoon, drizzle half the peanut butter mixture over the apple wedges. Sprinkle with half the cranberry mixture. Layer the remaining apples over the cranberry mixture. Drizzle the remaining peanut butter mixture over all. Sprinkle the remaining cranberry mixture over all.

Cooking Tip: When using sticky ingredients like honey or peanut butter in a recipe, lightly spray your measuring spoon or cup with cooking spray. The ingredient will slide right out!

Keep it Healthy: Choose unsweetened dried fruit whenever you can to avoid added sugar.

Tip: Be creative when it comes to toppings for these apple nachos: any type of unsweetened, dried fruit, chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds, low-fat granola, or unsweetened shredded coconut.

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This digest-size recipe booklet includes 27 healthful recipes, all including fruits, vegetables, or both. Each recipe is accompanied by a vibrant photograph, and the recipes are organized by color. Also included is a fruit/veggie storage guide and a fruit/veggie equivalency guide.

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Copyright © 2018 American Heart Association, Healthy for Good™. Every purchase helps fund the work of the AHA/ASA.