Low Carb Kid-Friendly Apple Nachos

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Low Carb Kid-Friendly Apple Nachos

Here is a fun way to help your kids get in an extra serving of fruits and healthy fats. A sweet and tart apple sliced very thin and plated, shingled to serve as the “nachos.” Almond butter is mixed with melted coconut oil to make the nut butter beautiful and drizzly (plus, it never hurts to have an extra dose of MCTs!). Once the apples are plated and drizzled with the almond butter, they are garnished with sliced blueberries, sugar-free chocolate chips, and kiwis made into heart shapes. Your kids will have fun decorating the “nachos” and have a great time eating it too.

What other kinds of fruits can I use to decorate the nachos?

Any lower carb fruit will work. This includes mandarin oranges, cantaloupe, kumquats, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, coconut, plums, cherries. Other fruits that are Keto-friendly in small amounts are bananas, mangoes, and pineapple. Some of these harder fruits like pineapple, cantaloupes, et cetera work well if sliced thin, then cut using small cookie cutters into fun shapes (like the kiwi in this recipe). Be sure to check carb counts and to update your macros for any substitutions.

What else can I drizzle on the apples?

Any Keto-friendly nut butter will work like cashew butter, almond butter, or peanut butter (if you are not very strict Keto). All these options are kid-friendly! If you are looking to get more indulgent, you can add sugar-free chocolate syrup or caramel sauce.

Why is coconut oil mixed in with the almond butter instead of water?

Water in fat only makes an emulsion and ruins the texture of the nut butter. Mixing a fat with a fat works better (like with like) to thin out the almond butter to a nice consistency. The coconut oil gives a sweet flavor. If you don’t like the taste of coconut oil, neutral-flavored oil like avocado oil will work well.

  • Net Carbs

    7.2 g

  • Fiber

    2.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    11.3 g

  • Protein

    2 g

  • Fats

    6.4 g

100 cals

Low Carb Kid-Friendly Apple Nachos

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  • Fuji Apple

    Fuji Apple

    1 medium - 3" diameter

  • Almond Butter

    Almond Butter

    2 tablespoon

  • Coconut Oil

    Coconut Oil

    1 teaspoon

  • Blueberries


    2 tablespoon, whole pieces

  • Kiwi


    ½ each - 2" diameter

  • Chocolate Chips, Sugar Free

    Chocolate Chips, Sugar Free

    1 tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 4

10 min

  • Step 1

    Slice a medium-sized tart apple in half. Then cut each half in half to expose the seeds. Cut the seeds out of the core on a diagonal. You should now have four pieces of apples ready to be thinly sliced. Thinly slice each apple into ⅛” pieces. Slicing them thinly will allow for more pieces to be covered with almond butter.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Arrange the apples onto a plate. Shingling them so some overlap.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    In the meantime, combine the almond butter with liquid coconut oil. It should be a nice consistency that will drizzle and no longer be thick. Drizzle the almond butter over the apples.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Decorate the apples with the chocolate chips and halved blueberries. If using fruit to make fun shapes, cut the fruit into thin slices and then cut them with a cookie cutter into the shapes (like a heart). Arrange the fun shapes onto the apple slices.
    Step 4