Dirigo Dish: Apple Nachos

Springtime have you craving something light, crunchy and healthy? Check out this fun and simple snack from the American Heart Association. Perfect for an afternoon snack, this recipe can be adapted with any number of toppings. Find even more heart healthy recipes at www.heart.org!



    1/3 cup dried, unsweetened cranberries or raisins

    1/4 cup sliced almonds (unsalted)

    2 Tbsp hulled, unsalted sunflower seeds

    red or green apples, cored and thinly sliced into about 12 pieces each

    1-2 tsp lemon juice

    2 Tbsp water

    1/4 cup reduced-fat, smooth peanut butter

    1 Tbsp honey


  1. In a small bowl, combine dried cranberries/raisins, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
  2. Core each apple and thinly slice into about 12 pieces each. Layer half the apples onto a large plate or platter. If the apple slices will be sitting out for a while, sprinkle a little lemon juice over them to prevent browning.
  3. Using the microwave or a teapot, bring 2 tablespoons water to a boil. In a small bowl, combine hot water, peanut butter, and honey. Use a spoon and stir until mixture is smooth.
  4. Use the spoon to drizzle half the peanut butter mixture over the plated apple slices; sprinkle with half the cranberry mixture. Layer the remaining apples on top and repeat with remaining peanut butter and cranberry mixture. Serve.

The American Heart Association’s website is a great place for seniors and people of all ages to find delicious heart healthy recipes. Click here for more AHA recipes!

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