apple slices with PB

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Apple slices with peanut butter is definitely in my top 5 snacks. Why?

  • apples contain soluble fiber
    • think: happy digestion
  • apples are also lower in sugar than fruits like bananas
  • the fiber in apples helps slow how quickly we absorb sugar
    • think: no blood sugar spikes leading to a crash later
  • peanut butter is a great protein source (I also like almond butter)
  • protein gives you longer lasting energy, to fight off hunger!

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Ready for the best peanut butter trick ever?

Put a tablespoon of peanut butter in a tiny microwave safe bowl, and heat it for about 30 seconds. Wha-la!Instant warm, gooey peanut butter dip. Heating the PB also saves you calories because it makes that little dollop of peanut butter go much further.

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I do this with almond butter as well. Sometimes for some variety I sprinkle a touch of cinnamon or a few dark chocolate chips in the peanut butter…healthy snack heaven!

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2 thoughts on “apple slices with PB

  1. Mmm, this looks so good right now! Your post reminded me of a recipe a friend of mine makes — apple “nachos.” She uses apple slices, drizzles them with peanut butter, and tops them with stuff like chocolate chips, shredded coconut, slivered almonds, etc.

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