These healthy apple nachos are an easy after school snack or dessert kids can make themselves in just a few minutes!
As my oldest heads back to school, I’ve been dreaming up ways to make those busy school mornings easier on everyone (Have you seen these grab-and-go breakfasts and make ahead, freezer friendly lunch ideas?).
We’ve also been test driving a few after school snack ideas, and these healthy apple nachos were a real winner!
And for kids with food sensitivities or allergies, it’s nice that these are gluten free, grain free, dairy free (I use these dairy free chocolate chips), and have a peanut free option!
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How Kids Can Make Their Own Healthy Apple Nachos
I love that these apple nachos are healthy and the kids love them. But, I also love that my six year old daughter can make them all by herself in 5 minutes or less!
Here are three kid-friendly options for the apple slices in this recipe:
1. An apple slicer and corer like this one designed for kids is a very handy tool.
2. Buy pre-sliced apples to avoid having to slice the apples.
3. Use baked apple chips instead of fresh apples.
As for the toppings, the sky’s the limit! Almond butter or seed butters (whisk in a little water or honey into thicker nut/seed butters if needed before drizzling) can be used for a peanut free version. And dried fruit, chopped nuts, or granola would all be great in place of the coconut and chocolate chips.
Any way you slice it (get it, *slice* it?), kids of all ages will love these healthy apple nachos!
- 2 apples
- Few spoons of natural peanut butter (can substitute any other nut/seed butter)
- Toppings of choice (I used dark chocolate chips and shredded coconut, but you could also use dried fruit, crushed nuts, or whatever sounds good to you!)
- Core and thinly slice apples. Divide apple slices between two plates.
- Drizzle apple "chips" with the peanut butter, then sprinkle with additional toppings.
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