If you’ve been reading The Lyons’ Share for a while, you probably know that I have a sweet tooth. I have something sweet almost every night*, and because I choose to indulge in some type of dessert so frequently, I usually like to make my desserts as healthy as possible … without sacrificing taste. I shared “10 Healthy Dessert Ideas” back in the first month of the blog, and have highlighted a few more options since then. (picture source)
Well, I’ve really been holding out on you, because the dish I’m sharing today is one of my very favorites … it is so indulgent-tasting, so simple to put together, so fun to eat … and so much healthier than your run-of-the-mill restaurant or packaged dessert. Like my Super (Bowl) Veggie Fries, apple nachos are not my original idea – there are over 5 million versions on Google, and many of my favorite bloggers have enjoyed them, too. But since I love them so much, I want to share my version today, so that it’s top of mind for the next time you’re craving something sweet but wanting to choose a healthy option. Let’s dig in!
(*Side note: Incidentally, I’m actually trying to work on taming my sweet tooth right now, so I’m doing things like “giving up” added sugars, desserts in general, alcohol, and processed foods, and focusing on a wide variety of healthy foods. These photos were taken before I started! I’ve done similar whole-foods-based “resets” before, and am thinking about leading a group reset soon to get us all ready to head into Spring!)
So tell me in the comments … Have you tried apple nachos? Do you like healthier desserts, or do you hold out for the “real thing”? Do you go through periods of trying to cut back on the sugar and “reset”?