Apple Snacking Tips

Leah Itsines Apple Snacking Tips

 

Apples are a staple fruit in my house! They’re super versatile, which means they can be added to SO many different meals – and are also incredible for a snack. I love crunching on a green apple, because of the slight sour taste and, for cooking, I choose red juicy apples for the vibrant colour and deliciously sweet taste. Here are my five top tips on how to use apples as a snack.

  • 1. Add apple to your green smoothie for sweetness
  • Many people skip green smoothies because they can have an “earthy” flavour, but adding an apple can change the whole deal! A beautifully ripe apple can give so much sweetness to a juice, that those earthy flavours won’t be a problem. Pop it in, skin and all, for maximum health benefits.

  • 2. Add a nut butter
  • An apple is a great snack but pairing it with peanut butter gives it a little “treat” factor. Simply cut your apple into segments and spread it with your favourite nut butter, or just dip it straight in.

  • 3. Dehydrate
  • Why not make your own sweet treat?! Core the apple and thinly slice into rounds. Line a baking tray and sprinkle the apples with a touch of cinnamon. Bake at 130 degrees Celsius for 2 hours, after one hour flip to cook evenly. Store in an airtight container for a quick on the go snack.

  • 4. Add a vegetable based dip
  • Nut butter is amazing, but hummus and apple also do AMAZINGLY WELL together. The sweetness of the apple really complements the savoury flavour of the dip.

  • 5. Make them a topper
  • Apples are a perfect way to top off your meal. I love grated apple in the morning with some yoghurt and granola. Apples also become really soft and sweet when cooked. This is amazing with some banana ice-cream or in a crumble!

  • 6. Get energised
  • What's a better snack than something sweet that you can quickly grab and go? My Apply Energy Bites are the perfect nourishing treat that are super quick and easy to make. The apple brings a fresh flavour and added texture to the bites. I know you'll love them!

    Happy snacking,

    Leah x


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