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Mar 20

Apple Nachos

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, and Cassandra from Powered By Bling, to create awesome healthy recipes each week! Today’s theme = Copycat Recipes! Make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!

I mentioned Yelping in Best Restaurants in Town…I started in 2008 for two reasons:

  • To remember the awesome places that I’d gone to before
  • To tell others about said awesome places

It somewhat pains my soul that I’ve still never been to a Yelp Elite event, but mark my words–I will someday!

Out of all the places I’ve been to, my favorite eatery in the country is…a food truck. Specifically, SouperVan! (I talked about them a lot while I was in grad school, and may or may not have been responsible for converting my entire class into eating there regularly. What can I say? I can be very convincing.)

I’ve been called a cheap date because I named a food truck as my ideal spot for if someone were to take me out on a date, but no matter. :O

The ingredients they used were fresh, local and organic, and they made all sorts of healthy, delicious creations with it, offering it to the public for very affordable prices. Does it get any better than that?

Oh yes.

For every meal that you bought from them, they would donate a meal to the local soup kitchen.

Can you see why I loved this place so much? :]

If you noticed the past tense, it’s because I don’t think they’re in operation right now (unfortunately), but back when it was, it was the only place I’d willingly spend money on while I was in grad school.

But! If you’re ever in the New Brunswick area in New Jersey, I’d like to send you on a mission to check out A Better World Cafe for me!

It’s partnered with Elijah’s Promise (the soup kitchen that Soupervan donated meals to!) in hopes to make healthy eating accessible + affordable to everyone. It reduces food waste since customers choose their own portions, offers only fair trade coffees/teas, uses biodegradable containers, and uses seasonal + locally grown ingredients. They also offer employment opportunities for low-income adults + youth! :]

I hella wanted to volunteer there when I was in grad school, but I didn’t have a car, and walking there after class wouldn’t ever have gotten me there in time for an actual shift. :[

So I’m cheering myself up by making these!

I aspire to one day recreate their entire menu, but for now, here’s my version of their Apple Nachos! <3 (If the plate is starting to look really familiar, I’m sorry, but it’s the only decorative one I have. :O )

Apple Nachos

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Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tsp mini chocolate chips
  • drizzle of maple syrup (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Slice up an apple and top with walnuts, raisins, coconut and chocolate chips!
  2. Drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.
  3. Serve!

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  1. Ricardo

    Apple Nachos? Hella smart.

    1. Farrah

      Nomnomnom! :O

  2. Annmarie

    Mmmmm apple nachos….get. in. my. belly. LOOKS SO GOOD!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Annmarie! :D!

  3. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Haha, I love it! Apples are life so why not make them the ultimate snack!
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    1. Farrah

      Indeed! πŸ˜€ Apples are probably the fruit I consume most! (It might be a tie between that + bananas, but mehh! Close enough!)

  4. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    These need to be drizzled with caramel and apple sauce, in my opinion.
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    1. Farrah

      The original one had caramel! I never would’ve thought of applesauce though–good call! It’d add to the apple-y goodness!

  5. Francesca

    These look amazing!!!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Francesca! πŸ˜€ Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Betsy

    Mmmm looks tasty! I love apples!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks! πŸ˜€ Me too!

  7. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I’ve never eaten from a food truck! Am I the only one?
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    1. Farrah

      I’m sure you’re not the only one! I think the first time I got food from a food truck was actually when I discovered Soupervan!

  8. Ivanna

    looks yummy, must try thanks.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! :] Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    Apple nachos are the BEST!! I love that you added chocolate chips :)
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    1. Farrah

      They add a little sweetness to it without being too overpowering! :D!

  10. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    These apple nachos look amazing! I need to make this so that we have a tasty, healthy snack at home!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I hope you like em’! πŸ˜€

  11. Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    Those nachos look so delicious and perfect for snacking!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! πŸ˜€ I can’t get enough of em’!

  12. Jen @ pretty little grub

    Yum! What a great idea. I kind of make something like this by melting peanut butter on my apples and top with cinnamon and some chocolate chips. The nuts are a good addition for the crunch
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    1. Farrah

      Peanut butter would be such an awesome addition to this! *-* I need to try out your version! :]

  13. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Yum! This looks divine!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Julie! πŸ˜€ Hope you have a great weekend!

  14. Sarah

    LOVE apple nachos!! We lot ours with raw date caramel or peanut butter!!!! They are one of the girls go to snacks/breakfasts in the summer and early fall! Can’t say I have ever tried them with maple syrup, which seems so perfect and fitting for breakfast!
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    1. Farrah

      Oooo, I need to try doing that raw date caramel (or peanut butter)! Both sound amazing!

  15. Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    YUMMMMM!!! I love walnuts and apples together – it’s like heaven! Add some coconut, holy moly this is the healthiest dessert ever!
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    1. Farrah

      Indeed it is! I think the amounts that I want to eat it in probably fall under the unhealthy category though. :'(

  16. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    That looks amazing and without the guilt!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Sue! πŸ˜€ The quantities I’d like to eat this in probably ensue in just a little bit of guilt, hahaha. πŸ˜›

  17. Cassandra @ Powered By BLING

    WE love apple nachos at our house! Our favorite is to core the apple, slice in rings, spread with almond butter and chopped up Twix. Of course, yours are way healthier! Maybe I’ll skip the Twix next time and go for raisins and nuts.
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    1. Farrah

      Oh, but Twix is so good (and goes so perfectly with apples! <3)! I'll definitely have to try that sometime for an all-out dessert! It sounds delicious!!

  18. Jen

    I’m going to need you to just move in me and cook for me! ha! I’m Yelp Elite! Look me up. I used to got to Elite events all the time in Tampa. Sadly here in Richmond our Community Manager left and now we don’t have events :(
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, that sucks! I’ve been gone from the bay area for about as long as I’ve been a Yelp Elite, so I haven’t been able to make it to a single event either. :[ Last summer, there was one that I could’ve made it to…and it got canceled. I was so sad, hahaha. :[

  19. Melanie

    That looks amazing!! I’m saving this recipe for sure! I actually can handle this one too. :) Have a great weekend!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you like it! This is definitely a hard-to-mess-up one! :]!

      Hope you have an awesome weekend as well! <3

  20. Alyssa @ RenaissanceRunnerGirl

    My grandparents live near New Brunswick…next time I visit them, I’ll try to check it out and report back!
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    1. Farrah

      Hooray hooray! You’re awesome! I hope you get to check it out! :D!

  21. Jess @hellotofit

    I’ve never made apple nachos, but these sound great! Would I add some warm, drizzled PB? Yes πŸ˜‰
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    1. Farrah

      Oh em gee, peanut butter would make this exponentially more awesome (and yay for more protein + healthy fats! :D!)

  22. Rachel

    This looks REALLY tasty and satisfying! Thanks for sharing. :)
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I love it as a snack/sweet treat! :]!

  23. Kate @KateMovingForward

    So simple, but it looks so delicious!! I love food trucks too! They have quite a few at the farmer’s market during the summer–can’t wait to go again!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! <3 I can't wait til I can go to farmer's markets again! I've missed em'!

  24. GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth

    This looks awesome, especially since I can’t eat regular nachos on account of the cheese. #dairyfreelife lol
    p.s. your festive plate is pretty awesome πŸ˜€
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    1. Farrah

      I don’t feel too great when I have a lot of dairy products, so there’s a chance that I may be slightly lactose-intolerant, so I feel ya (at least kindasorta)! I’d prefer this any day though! <3

      Aww, thank you! ;P

  25. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I’ve never put maple syrup on apples-interesting! Happy Friday
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    1. Farrah

      My other option was honey, but I’d never tried using maple syrup, so I decided to experiment! πŸ˜›

  26. Katie @ Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough

    That looks delicious! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    1. Farrah

      Thanks! πŸ˜€ I loved how easy this one was to make! :]

      Hope you have a great weekend!

  27. Kati Rose

    YUM! I’ve really been making an effort to think more about what I’m consuming, but the one thing that gets me in trouble is my sweet tooth. These seem to be right up my alley though. Healthier and sweet? Count me in. Om nom nom.
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    1. Farrah

      I definitely have a sweet tooth as well, but this has been doing a pretty good job of making me not want other super-crazy desserts! πŸ˜›

  28. Ariana

    Mmmm those look so super delicious!! I love nachos in all their cheesy goodness, but I’m not a huge fan of how I feel after chowing down on a plate πŸ˜› Annnd I’m also trying to avoid my giant yogurt bowls at the end of the night, again, cause they make me feel less than awesome. This looks like a perfect nighttime snack!!
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, I used to hate regular nachos (I wasn’t the biggest fan of cheese), but I like it more now if there isn’t an exorbitant amount of cheese! (I guess I’m kinda picky with the ratio. 😑 ) These definitely leave me feeling a lot better though! πŸ˜›

  29. Cat

    Ohh that is the BEST snack plate idea everrr! I love the idea of customising it too.. A drizzle of nut butter would probably go on mine (and yes I see there are already nuts – I like to double up on these things πŸ˜‰
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    1. Farrah

      Nut butter would definitely make this even more awesome! I’m gonna have to try that out!

  30. Sheryl

    These look fantastic. I will have to make them!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Sheryl! πŸ˜€ I hope you like them!

  31. Toni

    Looks very interesting, I have never had apple nachos but I am definitely gonna try them!
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you like them! :]!

  32. Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    Yum…so sweet and delicious! Thanks for sharing this creative dish!!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Annie! πŸ˜€

  33. Stephanie (@FitMomTraining)

    I love apples! This looks amazing. Definitely going to try it!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Stephanie! :D! I hope you like it!

  34. Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    YUM!!! What a great idea!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Nicole! πŸ˜€

  35. Lara

    That food truck sounds awesome!!! I’mg going to Austin in June and I cannot wait to try all of the food trucks!

    1. Farrah

      Ahhh! I’ve heard so many awesome things about the food in Austin! I hope you have a bunch of fun + that you get to eat all sorts of amazing things! :]!

  36. jill conyers

    Yum! I would drizzle with warm nutbutter and add cinnamon. Awesome snack idea! No syrup needed :)
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    1. Farrah

      I love the idea of adding nut butter + cinnamon! πŸ˜€ Definitely gonna be trying that out next! :]

  37. CARLA

    These are such a GREAT IDEA….and then topped with walden farms chocolate syrup :-)
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! πŸ˜€ I’ve never tried their syrup, but yay for chocolate! πŸ˜€

  38. Jennifer F

    LOVE me some apple nachos!
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    1. Farrah

      Me too! <3! I need to make some more!

  39. Linz @ Itz Linz

    well those look fantastic!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! :]

  40. Rosie

    This is a really nice way to have a yummy and nutritious offering! That is a very special food truck!

    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I wish it were still around! <3 I'm glad their cafe is still there though! :]

  41. Corina

    What a lovely healthy snack! I was expecting it to be dried apple but this is so fresh and lovely!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I definitely prefer fresh fruit vs. dried whenever possible! <3!!

  42. laura

    Apple Nachos–my kids will love these! And I will too because I buy apples by the case and we’re always looking for new better ways to eat them!

    1. Farrah

      I love apples too, and am always looking for new ways to eat em’, but this remains one of my favorites! <3 I hope you and your kids like it! :D!

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