Welcome to the first 2018 monthly Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen!
I have been doing 52 Weeks of Pinterest this year. When I saw this group doing a fun blog hop, I just had to join in! So this month, I chose to make Apple Nachos from a pin from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition.
As you know, we are currently doing the Whole 30. Of course, the kids are not doing it but we are trying to offer healthy foods to them as well. One of the hardest parts of the Whole 30 has been during the weekend.
A typical weekend for us consists of ordering pizza, having snacks and the adults enjoy a glass of wine or two. So, I wanted to make something fun this weekend for us without breaking the rules of the Whole 30.
I love pinning healthy snacks. Most of them involve some sort of whole wheat flour, oats, or peanut butter though. When I came across the Apple Nachos, I knew that was something I could make work with the Whole 30. These were so simple to make. It only took about five minutes!
Here are the ingredients I used:
- 2 Fuji Apples
- 2 Tablespoons Cashew Butter (Almond Butter would also work)
- 1 small box of Raisins
- About 2 Tablespoons of Sliced Almonds
I cut the apples using my apple wedger. Then I arranged the pieces on a plate.
I heated the cashew butter in the microwave for about 1 minute. That made it easier to drizzle it onto the apples. After I drizzled the cashew butter, I sprinkled on the almonds and raisins. Pecans and/or unsweetened coconut flakes would also be yummy on this as well.
This snack was a huge success! Gavin is still talking about how much he liked it and asking me to make it again. The Whole 30 really encourages you to try not to snack so we will have to hold off for a little while.
This would be a great recipe to take to a brunch or a Super Bowl Party! Just because you are on the Whole 30 doesn’t mean you can’t socialize. It just means you need to be a little more prepared.
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Mmm…these look super yummy! That’s awesome they were a hit with the family. I’ve never had cashew butter but I’m curious.
Emily @ Pizza @ Pull-ups says
My kids love apples with peanut butter dip. I will have to give this a try, I think they would love it!
Sheree Dawn says
My kids always ask where the peanut butter is when I put apple slices in front of them. They will absolutely love them with “toppings” too! Love this!
Apple slices and peanut butter is one of my favorite snacks. I honestly had no idea you could heat it in the microwave. This looks delicious.
This looks tasty and it’s healthy! That’s a win! Pinning.
Mother of 3 says
That sure does look delicious and like something everyone in the family would eat. I love that it’s healthy too! Pinned.
Gwen Amy Little says
This looks delicious! I like the idea of adding coconut flakes to it! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!
Sam - Raggedy Bits says
Oh yummy!! This would make such a delicious afternoon snack for the kiddies when they come home from school (and for me too!!) Pinning!
This looks so delicious. It is an excellent way to eat healthily.
I have this pin on my boards too and have made versions like it too. This is a great snack and so easy to make.