Healthy Apple Donut Olympic Rings

February 19, 2018

These Healthy Apple Donut Olympic Rings might not actually be donuts, but they sure look like it! They’re a fun and wholesome snack to enjoy with the whole family while you watch the Olympic Games!

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Ah, the Olympics!  This is the last week of the Winter Games and they’ve been so much fun to watch!  I’m so excited for our Team USA athletes who have medaled in their sports.  The talent that I’ve seen is beyond amazing because some of those sports are crazy!  If I had the time, I’d probably sit and binge watch the Olympics all day long because I find the games so interesting and exciting!  I’ve been catching up at night and watching with a small snack while I live-tweet the games.

My favorite events to watch have definitely been the luge, figure skating, and curling.  But I’ve found a whole new interest in ski jumping (because again, crazy!) and the biathalon.  Like I said to my husband, I don’t really get why you would need to combine skiing and shooting unless you were in the wild, but it’s an intriguing event nonetheless.  With so much going on at one time, the focus those athletes have to hit their target is pretty amazing!

Leading up to the Olympics, I shared some sweet, Olympic-themed candy treats to enjoy while watching the games. I really wanted to make donut Olympic Rings, too, but my husband and I are trying to stick to healthier snacks these days.  Despite my love for a good, cakey donut, I remembered making apple “donuts” with my niece last year.  We cored and sliced an apple to make rings.  Then, we topped them with peanut butter and added some sprinkles on top.  They were such a fun snack that was quick and easy to make!

I was telling my husband about my Olympic snack idea.  He asked me, “So are you going to top them with an apple cider glaze or something?”  No, boo.  Sorry.  It’s not that kind of apple donut (although apple cider glaze would be pretty YUM and I should try that eventually).  We live within walking distance to a grocery store, so I took a walk with my husband to gather ingredients to make this healthy apple and yogurt snack.  We had fun picking out different types of fruit together to represent each color of the Olympic rings!

Here are some possible apple donut toppings we came up with to represent the five colors in the Olympic rings:

Blue – blueberries
Yellow – pineapple, mango, peaches, bananas
Black – chia seeds, blackberries, mini chocolate chips, chocolate granola
Green – kiwi, sliced green grapes, honeydew melon
Red – strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate seeds

We used blueberries, pineapple chunks, blackberries, kiwi, and strawberries.  I cored an apple using my trusty apple corer and cut it into slices.  I didn’t make the slices too thin.  You want them to be easy to pick up and hold onto while eating.  Then, I spread on Greek yogurt.  It’s a thick enough base to keep your toppings in place.  Then, I decorated my apple donuts with all of that gorgeous fruit!


Healthy Apple Donut Olympic Rings

Ingredients

  • 5 apple slices
  • Plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Pineapple chunks, sliced
  • Kiwi, sliced
  • Optional: lemon water (juice of 1 lemon mixed into a bowl of water)

Instructions

  1. Use an apple corer to core an apple. Then, slice it up.
  2. If you're not preparing the apples immediately, soak the apple slices in a bowl of lemon water to keep them from turning brown. Pat the slices dry before decorating with yogurt and fruit.
  3. Spread a little Greek yogurt evenly onto each apple slice.
  4. Then, top the apple slices with each different fruit and serve.

Notes

Tip: check out the pre-sliced fruit in your local grocery store. It ended up being cheaper to buy a combination of pre-sliced fruit than to buy each individual container!

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These apple donuts are a healthy snack that kids and adults will love! The combination of fruit and yogurt on these apple donuts is absolutely delicious!  It’s a fun and wholesome way to celebrate the Olympic games!

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24 Comments

  • Reply Gail February 19, 2018 at 8:50 AM

    What a great snack and zero points on Weight Watchers! Think I will make these tonight. Thank Jessica.

    • Reply Jessica February 19, 2018 at 10:05 AM

      Thanks, Gail! I hope you enjoy these! 🙂

  • Reply Chelsea February 19, 2018 at 11:50 AM

    This is such a fun alternative to the usual fruit tray that people bring to parties. Love this idea Jessica!

    • Reply Jessica February 19, 2018 at 3:23 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply bysarahhalstead February 19, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    Yumm. Love this idea. So fun!!

  • Reply ashley February 19, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    Ooh, these look so good! I love the variety of colors and how healthy they are. Can’t wait to make them!

    • Reply Jessica February 19, 2018 at 7:13 PM

      You’ve gotta love fun, colorful food! Enjoy!

  • Reply Phyrra February 19, 2018 at 7:48 PM

    I would totally love snacking on these!

    • Reply Jessica February 20, 2018 at 7:54 AM

      They’re delicious! Enjoy!

  • Reply Kendra February 19, 2018 at 10:47 PM

    This is such a fun idea! I am loving the olympics right now 🙂

    • Reply Jessica February 20, 2018 at 7:55 AM

      The games have been so much fun to watch! Thanks!

  • Reply carrie @ frugal foodie mama February 20, 2018 at 6:58 AM

    Such a fun & healthy idea for celebrating the Olympics! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica February 20, 2018 at 7:55 AM

      Yes! Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Jess S. (@loveforlacquer) February 20, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    These are so fun (and they look tasty!)

    • Reply Jessica February 20, 2018 at 10:08 AM

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Miranda February 20, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    This is so smart! I totally wanna try this!

    • Reply Jessica February 20, 2018 at 3:39 PM

      Thanks so much! Enjoy!

  • Reply Jamie Wideman (@MamaMommyMom) February 20, 2018 at 8:27 PM

    These look really fun and I bet I could even get my kids to eat them!

    • Reply Jessica February 21, 2018 at 8:25 AM

      Definitely! My niece absolutely loved it when we made apple donuts! Hope your kids love these, too! 🙂

  • Reply Lisette February 20, 2018 at 8:38 PM

    Those strawberries and blueberries are calling my name!

    • Reply Jessica February 21, 2018 at 8:25 AM

      Right?! I love all of that fresh fruit!

  • Reply laniderrick February 23, 2018 at 11:22 AM

    I’m thinking that my preschooler would love these! I know what we are making for a snack this afternoon.

    • Reply Jessica February 23, 2018 at 12:44 PM

      Oh fun! I hope you both enjoy these apple donuts!

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