Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! From the pumpkins, to the leaves, to the cooler sweater weather…. and don’t forget about the apple picking! I just can’t seem to get enough of it! As the first days of fall roll in, I’m adding more and more seasonal items to my menu. Apples seem to be the first up on the list.
Apple season is so fun and there are many creative and healthy recipes you can whip up! Apples truly are the most versatile fruit! They can be dried, baked, pickled, juiced or turned into sauces and butter. They’re great in sweet and savory dishes. GO APPLES! One of my favorite ways to eat them, is to make a big ol’ plate of Apple Nachos. Have you ever had them? If not, you are in for a serious treat! It’s a great way to make food fun and it’s super simple!
When making this recipe I like to use organic apples as they usually taste better and are fresher, but while I love that about organic apples, this is not the most compelling reason. The average conventionally grown apple has more pesticide residue on it than any other fruit or vegetable. So if you are going to buy any piece of produce organic, buy apples. In a few weeks I will be sharing some of my favorite places to buy apples in Northern California!
Now let’s get to the GOOD STUFF!
– Apples (preferably organic)
– Fresh lemon juice (optional)
– Pecans/Pumpkin seeds
– Slice apples with an apple slicer and toss with enough lemon juice to coat each slice in a large bowl.
– Place apples on a plate and arrange how you would like them.
– Drizzle apples with desired amount of almond butter or any nut/seed butter of choice. I place mine in a Zip-loc bag with one corner snipped off to drizzle it.
– Sprinkle with cinnamon, cacao nibs or desired chocolate and pecans/pumpkin seeds. You can also add other toppings like raisins or unsweetened coconut shreds, the possibilities are endless!
Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
If you would like to see more of my healthy recipes, please visit my paleo food blog, Paleo Paparazzi.