The humble Granny Smith is a tart, natural snack that’s more versatile than you might think. Packed with fibre, proteins, vitamins and minerals, green apples are not only delicious but a nutritious alternative to store-bought snacks packed with preservatives.
Ready to consume yours with a twist? Try one of these five plays on one of Mother Nature’s most versatile fruits.
- Tossed through a salad
The moist, sour crunch of a diced green apple is the perfect addition to your garden salad. You can pair it with basically any combination – but for a simple recipe, try spinach leaves, avocado, walnuts and balsamic vinegar.
- On a cheeseboard
A healthier alternative to crackers (which are often carb heavy) a segmented apple is the perfect accompaniment to assorted soft cheeses, like Brie and Camembert. Give it a go to take your next wine and cheese night to the next level – trust us you won’t regret it.
Ever made apple pie? Keep the filling and leave the pastry. This is a super easy dessert to curb those late-night sugar craving! Simply combine one diced apple, brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon together in a saucepan, cover and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt and enjoy.
- Baked with cinnamon
Trying to lay off the sugar? This one is super easy, but it can take a bit more preparation. Slice the apple as thin as you can, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. The apple will curl up and become crispy like chips. Bonus perks? The natural sugar means they’re a sweet treat that you won’t have to pay for later.
- With peanut butter as a snack
This one is the perfect 3.30itis cure and super simple. Cut a green apple into halves, then quarters and then halves again. Cover with peanut butter and enjoy!