image006Last week we had the pleasure of hosting another fun family event at the Upper West Side Whole Foods Market during their Back to School In Style Food & Fashion Show!

Our Wellness Program Coordinator, Jennifer led the audience in a colorful and fruity back to school snack recipe – apple nachos!

The event was jam packed with a pumped and stylish crowd, complete with face painting, dance parties, pop quizzes about fruits and vegetables, and prizes! We gave away a tiffin for the students to carry their healthy lunch and snacks during the school year, and a Food & Garden Summer Camp 2016 gift certificate.

Jennifer demonstrated how to “style what’s in season” by creating apple nachos. She had two volunteers come up and make them on their own with her guidance. They used a fun apple corer and dressed up their apples with different toppings using the themes of:
“Seasonality” – what’s in season? apples
“Eat a rainbow” – add a pop of color! strawberries and blueberries
“Textures and Layers” – add some pizzaz with drizzled melted sunflower butter, yogurt, granola, coconut flakes

Our demonstration ended with two of our presenters showing the audience their snack which they made in under 10 minutes, and culminated with a round of applause!

11143657_10153631243601015_1304525813144838948_nOur recipe was such a big hit that we had to share it with you all so that you can make it at home – allowing your budding chefs take the lead.

Here’s how:

Serves: 2-4

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 12 minutes


  • 1 red delicious apple
  • 1 T sunflower butter
  • 1 T vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 C blueberries
  • 1 T shredded coconut
  • 2-3 strawberries
  • 1/4 C granola


1. Prep: Slice the apple into a fun shape – use an apple corer to make an accordion shape. Slice strawberries. In a small pot over medium heat, warm up the sunflower butter for 2-5 minutes until melted.

2. Assemble & Serve: On a plate, create your nachos by first layering the apple slices, drizzling the sunflower butter, sprinkling shredded coconut, dropping a dollop of yogurt, adding some color with blueberries and strawberries, and finishing it off with sprinkles of crunchy granola.