Use Baked Apple Chips as Low-Cal Snack Swap [With Recipe]

August 07, 2015

Use Baked Apple Chips as Low-Cal Snack Swap [With Recipe]

We all have cravings from time to time. Whether it is for something sweet or salty, everyone gets them. And guess what? It’s okay to give into your craving, but there are smart ways to do so. Just make healthier choices. Whenever I get a craving, and I really want that cookie or something crunchy, I always think about healthy alternatives that still satisfy what I want without breaking the caloric break. Sometimes baked apple chips, which are both sweet and crunchy, do just the trick. Baked apple chips can be a great swap for regular potato chips.

There are many benefits of making small replacements to healthier choices. Less sugar, fewer refined carbs, and closer to their original form than any processed snack. You can enjoy without having to feel guilty or ruining your diet. Personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist Jarenn Stewart always carries them with him as an on-the-go snack. "They are a great snack since they are low glycemic and won't cause insulin spikes," says Stewart.

Apples alone have many health benefits. According to apples are high in fiber, vitamin C, low in calories and sodium, and do not have fat or cholesterol.

"Apples contain insoluble fiber, which provides bulk in the intestinal tract. The bulk holds water that cleanses and moves food quickly through the digestive system." [1]

They function as antioxidants and have cardiovascular benefits. The reason lies behind the fiber that they contain and the polyphenols that are found in high amounts. [2]

Now that you are all caught up on the benefits of apples, you can see how they are the perfect substitution. Make them sweet or lightly salted, depending on your preference. There are so many different ways to make them. You can sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg or both! My favorite way is by sprinkling cinnamon on top. gives a great receipe I like to follow:


  • 2 to 3 apples (red or green)
  • Ground cinnamon, to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 220 F.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Cut the apples into thin slices.
  4. Spread the apple slices on the baking sheets, making sure you have no overlapping edges (if they overlap, they’ll stick to each other and won’t dry properly).
  5. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top and place in the oven.
  6. Place in the oven to dry for 1 hour; then flip the slices and cook for another hour.
  7. Let the chips cool down and serve.
If you’re the kind of person who likes a little something extra on your chips, you can always drizzle some honey, or even make a greek yogurt dip. Get your friends to try it with this quick recipe:
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ground and cinnamon, to taste
So what have we learned? When you want to snack, snack right! Making a small replacement for healthier choice has a great deal of benefits and still satisfies leaves you feeling satisfied. Next time you want something crunchy or sweet, think about the healthier option and make the right choice.Your body will thank you later. A healthy life is a happy life!


2. Apple nutritional facts,, July 28, 2015

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