Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Healthy Snack?

Today Maggie was supposed to bring a healthy snack (with the recipe) to her "Becoming Girls" group. They are learning about being healthy all month long and this was the cooking kick off. Well, I can't say that I have ever made a healthy snack for my kids. . .ever. They can grab a pear or an apple or some grapes, but I'm not the June Cleaver healthy snack out of the oven or cucumbers and carrots designed into a landscape kind of mom. Who am I kidding. . .I think I've only seen June Cleaver bake chocolate chip cookies for snacks. . .maybe I am more like her than I think! Well, in Durango, only healthy flies and I am out of the cooking healthy loop. Oh well.

So, here was as close to healthy as I could come up with out of things I have made for my children to snack on. . .and the "healthy" ends at the apples. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Apples and Chips

4 apples peeled and diced
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter

1. Mix first 4 ingredients in a Ziploc bag
2. Cook apple mixture with butter and water on medium heat for 8-10 minutes

2 pie crusts
4 tablespoons butter melted
3 teaspoons cinnamon
6 teaspoons sugar

1. Mix cinnamon and sugar
2. Roll out pie crust
3. Paint with melted butter
4. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
5. Cut into "chip" size pieces
6. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes

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