I have a GREAT snack recipe today that’s got all the tastes and textures of the best stress-busting comfort foods, but it’s also healthy. Once you get the basics of it down, you can come up with your own favorite variations.
Here’s an interesting fact about green apples – researchers at the ‘Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation’ found in a study that the scent helped some people experience less migraine pain. Pretty cool, right?
Like I said, these little apple “pizzas” contain a mix of amazing tastes and textures: they are crunchy, creamy, salty and sweet. I mean, what more could you hope for in a great snack?
Since we are all about relieving stress this month, I thought it would be a fun recipe to share with you. I like something crunchy when I’m feeling stressed, but I know a lot of people enjoy creamy foods also. BOOM! This one delivers on both.
If you have an adventurous palate, you can turn this into a gourmet treat with a drizzle of chocolate or balsamic vinegar, which you can find at many gourmet and food specialty shops (and also on Amazon).
Peanut Butter & Apple "Pizza" Serving size: 1-2 rounds
1 apple, sliced into ¼-inch rounds, seeds removed (for a total of 6 rounds)
6 tbsp natural peanut butter
6 tsp dark chocolate mini chips (or your favorite chip)
6 tsp chopped & salted roasted nuts
1-2 tsp honey (optional)
Slice the apples crosswise to form the base of your “pizza.” You should have 6 rounds. Spread each round with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and sprinkle with 1 tsp each of mini chips and nuts, and an optional 1⁄2 tsp of honey for extra sweetness. Measure your ingredients to keep the calories in check and keep this healthy!
If you don't know what I mean take the amount of peanut butter you normally use and compare it to an actual tablespoon. It could be the difference in a couple hundred calories, coming mostly from fat. Not good for the macro counters out there, I'm sorry.
Taking the time to assemble this snack, gives you a break in your day to focus on doing something nice for yourself that tastes good and is good for your body.
Hope you enjoy it!
Just a reminder, if you haven't checked out my new FREE ebook, Unplug, I highly recommend doing so. It's full of proven techniques to beat stress and regain control over your life and health! You got nothin' to lose since you can download for free right here, right now.
All month long I'll be posting more ideas and techniques for beating stress as well as warning signs to look out for in terms of the negative impacts stress can have on our bodies. Important stuff!
Have a great day!
True Grit Strength