Nutritionist-Approved Healthy Snack: Apple ‘Nachos’ with Manuka Honey
Nothing says autumn like apples! Whether you can pick your own, or buy from a local market, the fruits of the new season invite us to appreciate the pace of nature, tune into the changes around us, and appreciate nature’s bounty. When you get home with your harvest, we’ve got a delicious, quick and easy, anytime health snack recipe for you from leading Sports & Clinical Nutritionist, Cara Clark.
As a former collegiate athlete, and nutritionist to Olympic athletes, NBA and MLB stars, all of Cara’s recipes are designed to support optimal health for elite performance. She upgraded her go-to Apple Nachos recipe with Comvita Manuka Honey, an all natural sweetener commonly used for daily immune support, aiding digestive and gut health, antioxidant protection, and a natural pre-workout energy boost. Get her recipe (and her perspective) below:
“Originally, my apple nachos didn't include Manuka Honey and they were good, but they could be better. I wanted to up the nutrient factor of the delicious snack and Comvita came through for me. This is a snack you don't have to cook and can be prepared in 60 seconds, flat! Just don’t hurt yourself with the knife :) With the addition of Comvita Manuka honey, we not only have the perfect amount of sweetness, we have added antioxidants to increase overall health. All it takes is one little drizzle! In times like this, I can't think of anything more important than improving your immune system. Manuka for the win!”
- 1 apple, thin sliced (best if they’re ripe & crunchy)
- ¼ cup granola (homemade if you’re so inspired)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon of Comvita UMF™ Manuka honey (or add more to your liking)
1. Thinly slice the apples.
2. Place the apple slices on a plate and top with granola.
3. Drizzle almond butter and Manuka Honey on top.
About Cara Clark
Cara Clark is a Certified Sports and Clinical Nutritionist specializing in weight loss, diabetes, prenatal, post partum and sports nutrition. With a ‘non-dieting’ approach, she has helped clients manage weight, energy, performance, allergies, eating disorders, diabetes, thyroid-related disease, and more. As a former collegiate athlete, and nutritionist to Olympic athletes, NBA and MLB stars, Cara’s goal is to expose as many people as possible to optimal health for elite performance. She is also a mother to four daughters, which makes her very sensitive to the needs of each individual client. For more nutritional tips & recipes, visit her website CaraClarkNutrition.com and on Instagram @CaraClarkNutrition.