Last week my sister introduced me to the most A-M-A-Z-I-N-G snack using ingredients I already had inside the house. It’s hard to describe just how the flavors of the cinnamon and cream cheese blend with the sweet flavor of the apple. Simply put, it melts in your mouth without all the extra sugar and carbs you would find in a caramel dipping sauce.
There really isn’t even a recipe for this just a creative idea. You can do it the easy way and simply slice up your apple, spread some cream cheese on top and sprinkle with cinnamon (to taste). However, when you have little ones who see those ingredients come out of the refrigerator and cabinet, you have to be prepared to produce this snack FAST. Haha!
I softened a chunk of the cream cheese in a bowl then mixed in the cinnamon before spreading on the sliced apples. It was easier to work with the softened cream cheese. Even with the cinnamon mixed in, it was nice to add a dash more on top of each slice to really pump up the cinnamon-y flavor. Hint, you can even add some Chia seeds in the mix too to get a boost of fiber without any little ones being the wiser. Tehe! 😉
There are two big benefits to this snack. The first is that the high fat content in the cream cheese is good for filling up your belly and holding you over longer between meals and has no sugar or carbs. (Great for those doing the Ketogenic Diet a.k.a. LCHF.) The second is that the cinnamon has no sugar or carbs and is actually beneficial for regulating blood glucose. Not that my kids care one bit about any of that as long as it tastes good! 🙂 I, however, love that I get to enjoy the snack too without worrying about throwing my body off ketosis and having uncontrollable blood sugar.