Apple Inspired Appetizer: Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Points

With Gravenstein apples just coming into season we felt inspired to share a recipe featuring the delicious California apple! This would make a great appetizer for a party or even just a healthy snack to share with little ones. (Picture from The Girl Who Ate Everything).

Ingredients:

  • 2 Kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 2 Gravenstein – peeled, cored and diced
  • 8 oz. fresh raspberries
  • 8 oz. fresh blueberries
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries diced
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. fruit preserves, any flavor you like! We love orange marmalade in this one.
  • 10 (10 inch) whole wheat flour tortillas
  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon┬ásugar

Directions:

  1. Mix the kiwis, Gravenstein apples, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, brown sugar and fruit preserves in a large bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Coat one side of each whole wheat flour tortilla with cooking spray (buttered flavor works nicely). Cut the tortillas into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle the wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit salsa.

Of course you don’t have to use Gravenstein apples, or you could change up any of the fruit really and still get great results. What are your favorite apples!

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Easy Party Recipes: Apple Sandwiches with Granola & Peanut Butter

Today we wanted to share an adorable and easy recipe that is sure to please party-goers of all ages. The recipe comes from Whole Foods and manages to pack in a good bit of protein, fruit while leaving your sweet tooth satisfied. We’ve been obsessed with fresh peanut and almond butter lately and have got some ideas for how to customize the ingredients to suit your unique taste buds.

Apple Sandwiches with Granola & Peanut Butter Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 Small apples, cored and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 1 Tsp. lemon juice (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut or almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp. granola

Directions:

  1. Brush the apples slices with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown (if you aren’t eating them right away).
  2. Spread one side of half of the apple slices with peanut or almond butter then sprinkle with chocolate chips and granola.
  3. Top with remaining apple slices, pressing down gently to make the sandwiches.

Variations:

  • Consider using dried fruit in place of chocolate chips
  • Use an interesting granola like Nature’s Path Pumpkin Granola
  • Substitute granola for crumbled graham crackers
  • Swap Nutella for the almond or peanut butter

What ideas do you have for changing up the ingredients?

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