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!
Other Healthy Dessert Recipes To Try
If you’re looking for more yummy healthy dessert recipe ideas, give a few of these a try:
- Banana Protein Nice Cream
- Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Mini Cheesecakes (low carb, low fat)
- Ann’s Creamy Fruit Freeze
- Faux Chocolate Pudding
If you decide to make these yummy Apple Chips, I’d love it if you’d come back to review the recipe below.
If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me @17ddblog with your picture of your creation! Enjoy!
Apple Chips (Simple Dessert)
A great snack or dessert!
- 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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4 thoughts on “Apple Chips (Simple Dessert)”
NO FRUIT after 2 pm on the 17 Day Diet. You might want to read the book.
Simmie, you’re absolutely correct! However, on page 81 of the book under “Continue not to eat carbs after 2:00 p.m.” paragraph, the doctor talks about during Cycles 1 and 2 we are not to eat carbs after 2pm– this includes fruit and natural starches. However, he goes on to say that …”On Cycle 3, you’re allowed to have carbs at dinner. But if you want to spur weight loss, continue avoiding carbs after 2:00 p.m.”
With that said, I will clarify this in the blog post so it’s not confusing to anyone else!
In the notes section of the recipe card is where you say ” Remember the no fruit before 2pm rule.” I think that might be what they are referring too. Thought you might want to change it. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog.
Shoot! Thanks for the heads up! I’m almost positive I had to fix that same error inside the post too at one point LOL. I guess I forgot the recipe card. Thanks for loving the blog! We’re coming up on 10 years this April and it’s been a labor of LOVE!