Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Gluten Free Snacks–Apple Crunch with Cream Cheese

I love snacks.

Yep. I’m sure this comes as no surprise. I love tiny foods and appetizers, and snacks are often both!

So when Udi’s emailed me and asked if I would like to try out some of their new granola, and create a healthy snack with it, I of course said yes!

What I came up with…well… it’s delicious. And positively EASY to make! (I’m looking at you gluten free foodie ON-THE-GO)

Gluten Free Apple Crunch

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Think cream cheese danish meets apple fritter. Sound good to you? Yeah, me too.

But this snack is actually EVEN BETTER, because you don’t have to bake anything. All you need is:

-an apple ( I used a Pink Lady)

- one tbsp. of neufchatel cream cheese (I used Atlanta’s Fresh Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese)

- 1/4 cup Udi’s Gluten Free Granola ( I used Blueberry Cashew Granola Clusters)

That’s it! Slice your apple the way you prefer. It works easily with slices or

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or quarters. Simply spread a thin sheet of cream cheese onto your apple and sprinkle granola on top. Seriously – SIMPLE. BUT it tastes SO GOOD!

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I think my co-workers were surprised by how delicious it turned out to be. Yep. Good friends share their snacks – especially the yummy ones! I mean, it’s creamy and crunchy – what’s not to love?!

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I wish I had thought about combining these flavors when I was in college! This would have been a great mid-day study break snack! It’s a great combo of fiber – protein – fat – and carbs; perfect for keeping your body running until supper.

I could also see making the cream cheese into a dip, or even using vanilla yogurt. Then you could dip with your apple and then dunk it into a small container of Udi’s Gluten Free Granola.

I hope you try it – I know you’ll love it! And share it…. maybe Winking smile

Udi’s provided Gluten Hates Me with free Udi’s product. The thoughts, opinions, and general love for Udi’s are my own. I was not compensated for this post.