Apples + Cinnamon

Healthy Snack- Apples + Cinnamon // shutterbean

Hi friends! I’m rolling out a new feature here.  It’s all about SNACKS!  Every Thursday I hope to share one of my favorite snacks with you. They’ll be either Healthy or Indulgent. Or maybe a combo of the both 🙂  I love snacks and want to give you some ideas to help you shake up your snack routine.

Today I’m featuring one of my favorite healthy snacks. It’s simply sliced apples with a few dashes of ground cinnamon.  That’s it! It makes a great afternoon pick-me-up when you really want to reach for a candy bar. The best part is that there’s no need for sugar. This combo will surely keep your sugar cravings at bay.  Hope you like it!

  • Brenda (kookt)

    I love apple with cinnamon. Also great if you warm it up and add some raisin.

  • Patri

    Mmmmmm… right about now sounds soooooooo good!!!
    I never thought of it 🙂 I’ll give it a try this afternoon
    Thanks Tracy!!!

  • Helen

    I like this idea of healthy snacks every Thursday! I make this snack often, but I also put honey on the apples. You should try this, because when you pour the honey, the apples produce some juice which blends with the honey, and it is delicious!!!

  • Lucy

    This looks yummy! And I definitely like the sound of indulgent yet healthy snacks 🙂 my problem is I can’t switch off the eating mechanism when there’s food in front of me so it doesn’t really matter if it’s chocolate or blueberries, it all goes in anyway! xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

  • Jane M

    Do you buy your cinnamon from Penzeys? They sell the best. I buy their Vietnamese flavor. It really makes a difference. If there isn’t a store near you, they have a great catalog and of course online.

  • Natasha

    I also add a couple of walnuts to it. Delicious!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    these are one of my favorite too..i like it with almond butter or peanut butter too.

  • Krissy

    I *LOVE* this new “column” for Thursdays. I’m a snackaholic and can’t wait to see your ideas. I’m also hoping for to get some new ideas for kid-approved snacks, because my toddler certainly doesn’t need more animal crackers!

    Keep up the great work – I can’t wait to continue cheering from the sidelines as your blog evolves and grows.

  • Ludina

    Tracy! what a funny thing! I did this just yesterday, but I threw in basically Joy’s “pumpkin pie spices” mix and put in the oven while I was making bread.. It was strudel without carbs! amaaaazing
    congrats on the blog, I follow you everyday
    hugs from Italy

  • Colleen Moran

    LOVE the idea of your snack feature. Its a constant search for something good that won’t blow my day. Thanks!! : )

  • Ann

    I love snacks! And this column! 🙂

  • Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon

    Snacks on snacks on snacks. Great idea, per usual, Tracy. I’m currently having a half a grapefuit with honey. SO GOOD.

  • Little Gray Pixel

    Cinnamon makes everything better! I like to do the same thing with oranges, then refrigerate them. Cold cinnamon oranges are sooo good.

    • jwoolman

      Try chilling citrus fruit sections in the freezer for at least a couple of hours….

  • Krystal

    Yum! I love apples and cinnamon. If I need a bit of protein I add some dry roasted cashews from Trader Joe’s!

  • Nancy

    I’m excited for this new feature. It’ll be great to get some new ideas. Unfortunately when I get home from work and need a snack, I have been reaching for the potato chips lately.

  • Gina_AcuteDesigns

    this is one of my faves too!

  • Simone

    I almost fit into the “apple a day” category. I usually eat mine with nutella or peanut butter, but I may have to try adding some cinnamon in with the peanut butter! Sounds delicious.

  • Ems

    I just told my husband yesterday that I want my new nickname to be “Snacks”, because of my true love of snacks. So…this category is right up my alley.

  • Beth

    I love to grate an apple, add some raisins, nuts ect, then pour some coconut milk over it, heat for a couple minutes then add a sprinkle of cinnamon. YUM TOWN! It reminds me of an baked apple without all the effort. 🙂

  • Lyndsee

    Love this idea! Quick, healthy snacks are so hard to come up with. This looks delicious.

  • Aeshna

    Really looking forward to this new section! I have never really tried apples and cinnamon as a snack but now that I think about it – obviously awesome combo!! Exciiited to see my future snacks.

  • Julie Hashimoto-McCreery

    I am looking forward to keeping up with this new feature! 🙂 My favorite way to eat apples – cut them into wedges then top with little bits of goat cheese, meyer lemon zest, cinnamon, and a little drizzle of honey. It’s healthy(ish) AND indulgent. And so damn good!

  • Amanda

    looks great! dig the new feature!

  • Lizy Tish

    Perfect – apple pie without the crust. I bet they’d be good zinged in the microwave….

  • Carol taylor

    Just had the apple and cinnamon,it was lush,looking forward to other healthy snacks

  • jwoolman

    Besides apples, you can use bananas the same way. I slice the banana and add the cinnamon on top. For a nice breakfast, spread peanut, nut, or seed butter on the banana before slicing and adding the cinnamon. You can add dried (or fresh) fruits after that if you like. And/or add a little granola. Try frozen slices of banana also, it’s like instant ice cream. If I blend a frozen banana with something like soy or almond or coconut milk, I also add a lot of cinnamon.

    For apples or bananas, experiment with other spices such as used for fruit pies. I add cinnamon to apple sauce also, even in those little snack cups,
    but that’s pretty well known and you can get it premixed. But I prefer to add my own because I like a lot of cinnamon.

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