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Apple Wedges for Dessert
If our kids always ate fruit for dessert, they would be so much healthier! Fruit, with its natural sweetness, low calories, and being full of nutrients, are just the desserts they need. And if you serve fruit for dessert often enough, in lieu of sugar laden processed desserts, the fruit will be soon be plenty sweet for them.
Now we did use a tiny bit of chocolate, but even that contains some beneficial antioxidants. So what are you waiting for? Your kids want some dessert tonight!
- Cut and core 1 apple
- Soak in a bowl for a few minutes with cold water and a few drops of lemon juice.
- Dry thoroughly before attempting to put on any peanut butter or cream cheese.
- Spread either all natural peanut butter, or cream cheese on each apple wedge.
- Press into a bowl of toppings. You could use:
- dried cranberries
- Chopped nuts
- toasted wheat germ
- ground flax meal
When I mentioned the other day that I found Natural peanut butter for 0.13 per ounce, I forgot about how you can cream your own at the health food store. Jen's (from 400 Calorie Dinner) comment made me think of it. So I checked today, and sure enough, dispensing your own is only 0.10 per ounce! Thanks Jen!
What other toppings would you put on these apple wedges?
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