Apple Dippers

By September 20, 2010 December 3rd, 2020 Dairy Free, Snack, Vegetarian

Apple Dippers

Do you make your kids get the Apple Dippers at McDonald’s instead of the french fries? I would choose a different battle for the day. The Apple Dippers seem like a good option, but have you ever noticed that the apples never turn brown? This is because of all the preservatives they use. Check out the McDonald’s ingredients:-Apple Dippers: Apples, calcium ascorbate (a blend of calcium and vitamin C added to maintain natural color), ascorbic acid, calcium chloride.

-Low Fat Caramel Dip: Corn syrup, sweetened condensed whole milk, high fructose corn syrup, water, butter, sugar, salt, disodium phosphate, artificial flavors (ethyl vanillin, vanillin), caramel color, pectin, potassium sorbate as a preservative.

…I think I will stick with my 4-ingredient dip recipe:)

Jicama is a very low calorie and low carbohydrate root vegetable. It contains only 35 calories per 100 g. It is also very high in quality phyto-nutrition profile comprises of dietary fiber, and anti-oxidant. It is one of the best sources for dietary fiber and an excellent source of oligofructose inulin, a soluble dietary fiber. The root pulp is 13% of fiber. Inulin is a zero-calorie, sweet inert carbohydrate and does not metabolize in the human body, which makes the root an ideal sweet snack for diabetics and dieters.

8 oz cream cheese or coconut cream, softened
1 cup peanut or almond butter
1/4 cup Swerve Brown (or stevia glycerite to taste)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
Jicama slices

In a mixing bowl, combine the first four ingredients; mix well. Serve with Jicama “apples”. Store in refrigerator.

Apple = 21 carbs, 4 grams fiber, and 95 calories
Jicama = 11 carbs, 6 grams fiber, and 46 calories

Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • vjbakke says:

    I thought Jicama would be a starch like a potato?

    • Jicama has very little starch. Here is the nutritional comparison per cup to apples:
      Jicama – 46 Calories, 10.6g Carbs, 5.9g Fiber, 2.2g Sugar (4.7g effective carbs)
      Apple – 65 calories, 17.3g carbs, 3g fiber, 13.0g Sugar (14.3 g effective carbs)

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria

    Above you state to “serve with apples”. I assume you meant serve with jicama?

    Just checking!

  • Susan Finney says:

    This sounds delicious. I will pass it on for my grands. I have all your boos from 2012 to present and while I love your recipes and want to say all I’ve tried have been perfect, I am constantly disappointed that so many rcioes use dairy, which I must avoid due to intollerance to whey and casein. I am able to sub out some things for coconut milk. Coconut cream, nut milks, etc., biut those recipes using cottage cheese or cream cheese, (and there are many), well, I’m just at a loss. Any advice or words of wisdom? Thank you, Maria.

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