Chocolate Chip Cookie Apple Sandwiches–A healthy after school snack that tastes like cookie dough on apple slices, but is actually good for you!
You guys, I totally feel like I am being sneaky here, but I promise I am not. I was making this recipe, and my son came in and was like, “Woah is that cookie dough on apples?” And since he is totally the pickiest child, and I have a real struggle getting healthy and wholesome foods into the kid, I said, “Sure!”
But really it is homemade Honey Cashew Nut Butter on apple slices with a few chocolate chips sprinkled on top! But he was right, it totally tastes like cookie dough. Which means I get to do my happy dance. Why? Because I found something I feel great about feeding my kids that is good for them and tastes awesome. Feel free to omit the chocolate chips if you are adverse to the sugar, or use a dark chocolate. For me it was worth the minute amounts.
But then, I could have eaten this nut butter all by myself with nothing on it, or it on anything. It is just that yummy. I am pretty sure this will be a staple around our house, especially since it was so quick and easy to whip up, and tastes awesome. I made it in my food processor, and I am sharing the recipe for it over on Integrated Learning System’s blog today. So head over there to check it out!
Then make it and make these fun little snack sandwiches with it so you can enjoy a healthy snack that tastes like a treat!
Most parents do not take full advantage of snack time as an opportunity for adding some health to a child’s diet. It is far easier to hand them something packaged, processed, and convenient. But these little sandwiches only take a few minutes to make, and can give your child healthy nutrients, protein, and vitamins they need for healthy brain and body function, while making you feel great as a parent! #momwin
I have been working with Integrated Learning Strategies to create a nutritional meal plan for kids who struggle in the classroom with attention, focus and anxiety. Like my son does. It’s crazy what an impact this can make on a child’s learning capability in school and what diet does to help prepare them for higher learning. For example, the protein in our cashews is much easier for kids to digest, and helps to prevent fidgeting and restlessness in the classroom. In addition, proteins can also help prevent depression and anxiety in kids as they grow older or when they prepare to take a test. Good nutrition matters, so even though it can be hard, having an arsenal of good tasting, fun recipes, that are also nutritious helps. This is one of them!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Apple Sandwich
- 1 Fugi Apple washed and sliced
- 10-20 chocolate chips
- 3 Tbs Honey Cashew Nut Butter or nut butter of choice
- Slice your apple horizontally, and cut a circle in the middle to cut out the core, you will get about 6 good slices from 1 apple
- Spread a tablespoon of nut butter across one slice, sprinkle on a few chocolate chips, and top with another slice of apple.
- Repeat until you have used all your slices.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
The whole family loved them.
For more snack ideas the whole family will love check out:
Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Stuffed Soft Pretzels
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