Sleep, work, play, exercise. Always on the go? We share 5 delicious apple snacks to keep you going like a Boeing!
Snack #1: Plain yoghurt with apples, nuts and cinnamon
What can be simpler than half a cup of plain Greek yoghurt to which you’ve added sliced JOYA® apples, unsalted nuts and a good sprinkling of cinnamon? It certainly makes for a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened yoghurt.
Pack in a plastic container and pop into your lunch bag for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. If you’ll only be enjoying your snack later in the day, roll the sliced apple in a squirt of lemon juice first – this way, the apple won’t turn brown.
Snack #2: Apple, peanut butter and honey stacks
Get the kids to help – these little snacks are easy and fun to make.
- Core a JOYA® apple and slice it into rounds (best for Mom to help with this bit).
- Squirt some lemon juice over the apple.
- Spread each slice with salt- and sugar-free peanut butter (the healthier choice).
- Add a small dollop of honey (optional).
- Sprinkle with unsalted, chopped nuts or seeds and stack up. Yum!
Snack #3: Apple and pineapple smoothie
No time for lengthy meal prep? Smoothies are the way to go.
- Core and slice a JOYA® apple, and place in your smoothie maker.
- Add 2 slices of pineapple.
- Add 30ml cold milk and 30ml plain Greek yoghurt.
- Add a dollop of honey if you like.
- Blend until smooth, decant in a glass and enjoy.
Tip: Add a tablespoon of whey protein for an extra energy boost.
Snack #4: Apple chips
Apple chips are quick and easy to make, and oh-so crunchy.
- Preheat your oven to 110°C.
- Slice a few JOYA® apples really thinly, using a sharp knife.
- Spread the slices neatly onto a buttered baking sheet, making sure not to overlap.
- Add a sprinkling of cinnamon.
- Bake until the edges start to curl. Be sure to keep an eye on things – you don’t want your apple chips to, um, burn to a crisp!
Snack #5: Chocolate-dipped apple slices
Use good-quality dark chocolate for these wicked little snacks.
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- Slice a few JOYA® apples into wedges and brush with lemon juice.
- Break a 100g slab of chocolate into smaller pieces.
- Melt the chocolate and a tiny dollop of butter over a double boiler (you can use two tight-fitting saucepans). Stir throughout.
- Once melted to a smooth consistency, cool slightly.
- Insert a toothpick into each apple wedge and dip one half in the chocolate.
- Stick the other half of the toothpick into half an orange (round side up) to allow the chocolate to set.