While we all know snacking on healthy things, like fresh produce, is good for us, it’s not always the most fun. Trust me, I get it. I grew up in a household with a mom who was an absolute health nut. While I am forever grateful I was taught how to eat right and my mom taught me many valuable lessons when it came to health and nutrition, it is safe to say that I’m not always thrilled when my family and I decide to have grilled chicken breast and veggies for dinner.
With my background and how I was raised with the mindset that food should be used as fuel (and not as a way to entertain yourself), I have tried to take an alternative approach and merge the two for my own kids to show them it can be fun to eat healthy (and still enjoy the flavors) – because life is a balance!
Apples, for example, are extremely tasty and there are tons of different varieties to pick from. Plus, they come with a whole load of great health benefits (hello, quercetin!), but after eating an apple for the 100th day in a row, it’s okay to admit that things start to get a little boring. So that’s where our friend Chelsea from A Duck’s Oven and her magical Air Fryer Apples Chips recipe come into play.
These air fryer apple chips are the perfect (and easy) way to switch things up from your normal snacking routine. First, start with your favorite apple variety, and slice them up into thin rounds. In this case, Chelsea used our tropical Piñata® apples, but any variety will work. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and place them in the air fryer. Let them fry up (following the directions below) and voila! Air Fryer Apple Chips. Chelsea also created a delicious peanut butter yogurt dip that tastes wonderful paired with these apple chips.
So there you have it! A healthy, easy snack option that you can store easily to eat at a later date or snack on right now if you are feeling hungry! Watch the quick video below and let us know what you think of this recipe!