Yep, you read that right. Apple Nachos. They are delicious and they’re not too bad for you either. All good things. If you need an idea for school day breakfasts, try the apple nachos one day. This will make you the most popular parent on the block. My kids have never been so excited to eat apples and they really like apples. Today, they LOVED apples.
We tried to find things that looked like what you would put on nachos, like black beans, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream.
Well, we used dried plums, strawberries, melted peanut butter and nutella, and vanilla skyr (yogurt). This would be so fun to use up any fruit you have for toppings. Kiwi would be fun, also diced cherries or bananas. Let the imagination run wild.
This is an amazing way to get some fruit servings and fiber in for the day. Most Americans do not get enough fiber and lack of fiber is a contributor to conditions such as high cholesterol and colon cancer. Bottom line: get enough fiber.
Fiber from the apples and the dried plums is great. Vitamin C from the strawberries and protein from the peanut butter and yogurt is great for fueling busy school days.
If you need a little help on how to pull this off, check out the video:
- 2 medium apples, cut into thin slices
- 5 strawberries, diced
- 4 dried plums, diced
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 Tablespoon chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (use a thick yogurt such as Greek or skyr)
- 1 Tablespoon chopped peanuts
- Arrange the apples, strawberries, and diced plums on a plate
- Spoon the peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut spread into separate small microwave safe bowls
- Microwave the spreads for 10-15 seconds or until they are smooth enough to drizzle
- Drizzle peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut spread over the fruit
- Top with vanilla yogurt and chopped pecans