Sometimes when I’m craving a healthy dessert, what I really want is a simple way to enjoy fruit other than the usual sliced apple with peanut butter or orange wedges. This Apple Chips recipe sure hits the spot!
You know what I mean, right? Something that seems a bit more satisfying and possibly more like dessert than a piece of fruit.
This Apple Chips recipe could be used for dessert (who is into a mid-day dessert anyone?) or even a snack.
The great thing about this recipe is that you know the exact ingredients used so you know you’re eating something healthy.
Because let’s face it, most store bought dried fruit is filled with added sugar and you don’t want to stop your weight loss because of too much sugar!
And when you’re on the 17 Day Diet, the doc does mention to limit your dried fruit because it is more concentrated in sugar.
It’s easy to go overboard with a bag of dried fruit and then wonder why you’re experiencing a sugar crash an hour later.
However, when you’re making a single serving of Apple Chips, you’re only eating one piece of fruit that’s been dried out in the oven. It’s light, healthy, and full of fiber! YUM!
Now if you’re thinking of enjoying this healthy fruit dessert in the evening, keep in mind that the 17 Day Diet guidelines require your fruit be eaten by 2pm during all cycles.
A special note about Cycle 3: In the Breakthrough Edition of the 17 Day Diet, the doc does recommend that if you want to keep your weight loss going during this cycle, to eat your carbs (natural starches and fruits) before 2pm.
However, during Cycle 3, you have a bit more leeway in terms of eating carbs after 2pm if you choose.
I think having a piece of fruit in the evening on occasion is fine, especially if the alternative is a sugar-filled piece of chocolate cake. Remember to do what works best for you!
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- Dash of cinnamon
- Stevia to taste
Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F.
Coat apple slices with stevia and cinnamon.
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until chewy and a little crispy.
Approved all cycles
Remember the no fruit after 2pm rule.
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I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. As you know, your health & wellness is a life-long journey and food is one piece of the puzzle. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
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