Some of the best ideas, are some of the easiest ideas! I got this yummy snack idea from a participant in a nutrition class I taught last week. She said she loved slicing up apples, putting them in a baggie, shaking cinnamon over them, and chilling in the fridge for a few hours. So, we tried it:
Here’s our Cinnamon Apple Smacks Recipe:
- Cut up an apple
- Put in zip top baggie
- Shake ground cinnamon over apples (not cinnamon sugar, just plain cinnamon).
- And put in the fridge. We’ve actually had these in the fridge for two days, and they are perfect!
I love this snack, because it’s a great treat for kids standing with the refrigerator door open, wondering what they could possibly snack on. Healthy food for snacking is always the best choice, but sometimes they don’t want to take the time to chop, wash, or season foods to make them yummy, when they just want something now. Plus, this healthy snack tastes like apple pie! MMMMMM
So, have some cinnamon apples ready for your kids after school or play.Remember, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But, did you know also, that apples can help your kids regulate their blood sugar? The phytonutrients found in apples help prevent spikes in blood sugar! (source).