Easy to make pear nachos with peanut butter drizzle are a nutritious snack that will fuel any hungry tummy.
It’s no secret that feeding toddlers are one tricky task. From loving a specific food one minute and thinking it was poison the next, sometimes I never know how a meal or snack is going to go with my Joey. But I’ve started taking my own toddler feeding advice and am not giving up on exposing Joey to new foods. Even if he turns him up at it the first 15 times…
Now you might be thinking, “who would turn their nose up at those delicious pear nachos?” I asked myself that too. And do on multiple occasions when it comes to feeding Joey.
But believe it or not, having him help pour the peanut butter drizzle and “drop” the dried cranberries over the top of the peanut butter gave him the internal go-ahead to try these pear nachos. And I think it’s safe to say he actually likes them!
I’ve seen many recipes for apple nachos on the Internet and haven’t given those a try. Joey enjoys apple “cubes” with a little peanut butter on top [cubes are accepted; slices are not]. But since pears are in season, I thought Joey might enjoy them with his favorite dip. And he did!
I’m sure if I try serving this later in the week he’d rather have his pears cubed as well… but for now please let me relish in the fact that
a. he helped me in the kitchen and
b. he enjoyed a healthy snack that didn’t include cereal.
A try is a “win” in my book. So if your kids are willing to try this pear nachos snack and they leave the leftovers for you, I say enjoy them! Before they find out they’re too much of a good thing to pass up!
- 1 pear, sliced
- 2 tablespoons nut butter
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
- Additional Toppings: Coconut flakes, chocolate chips, chopped nuts
- Place pear slices on a plate. In a microwaveable safe bowl, heat nut butter for 10-15 seconds, until slightly melted.
- Drizzle nut butter over pear slices. Top with dried cranberries. Serve immediately.