Deliciously crunchy and lightly, naturally sweet, These Apple Pear Nachos are a fun way to eat fruit!
After school snacks can be quite boring, right?
And sometimes I wait until the last minute to even think about what my kids are going to eat after school. They always come home ravenous so I know it's going to have to be 1. something they like and will actually eat 2. something with protein in it to help keep them full 3. preferable some fiber in there to also help keep them full and finally 4. hopefully something semi-nutritious and healthy.
I am not saying every single snack your kids eat should check off all of these boxes (wouldn't that be lovely in a perfect world) I am just saying that us moms have to do the best we can. If that means only checking off one of those boxes for that snack, then I still call that a win.
You want to be the mom that has a delicious and nutritious, homemade snack waiting for your kids when they get home, but chances are (if you are like me) you barely had time to get dressed.
These "nachos" may look fancy, but honestly it's just the cute presentation. It's only sliced apples and pears with some melted nut butter and sugar free chocolate chips.
Don't sell yourself short, they are fun to eat and packed with nutrition and fiber so I call that a huge win.
These adorable nachos are in my cookbook, The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook, in the "Kids" Chapter. These are a perfectly well-balanced after school snack.
These nachos are easy, healthy and fun to eat. I won't pretend like these aren't one of my favorite snacks too.
Who doesn't like fruit and melted almond butter? I know! It's a great guilt-free dessert too.
- 1 sliced apple of choice
- 1 sliced pear of choice
- 2-3 tbsp raw almond butter or all natural peanut butter, slightly heated
- 1-2 ounces of pecans walnuts, almonds or nuts of choice
- chocolate chips to taste
- golden raisins or other dried fruit unsweetened to taste
- shredded coconut
- Slice apples and pears and put on plate.
- Top with favorite toppings starting with melted nut butter and serve.
Get creative! Use what you already have in the house to make life easier.
Make it with different fruits and nut butters. Your kids will thank you!
And it is always good to mix things up, especially picky kids that get stuck in their routines and eat the same snack every day for 2 years. They might be stubborn but it's always smart to keep reintroducing them to things they won't try.
You never know when they just might surprise you. All of a sudden one day they try something that has been introduced to them a hundred times.
I am not saying they will definitely like it, but just simply trying something new is a huge victory.
I used dried cranberries to add a little color, but I usually let my kids pick out their favorite toppings.
It will be our secret that these are so ridiculously simple to prepare. And then when they have some ice cream after dinner you can feel good knowing they ate these nutritious nachos instead a bag of chips.
That, my friends, is called balance.
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