No shade to plain ole' PB, but if you're eating an apple a day, you're probably ready for a few new paring ideas. Reach for one of these along with the fruit to mix up your healthy snack routine.

Apples are one of nature's most snackable, portable and good-for-you snacks. Their sweet-tartness and juicy-crisp texture go with just about anything. Explore the flavor map with these easy matchups.

9 Things to Pair with an Apple

These perfect pairings go beyond the classic apple plus peanut butter to deliver healthy new ways to enjoy this ever-favorite fruit.

1. Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Apple slice with cheddar cheese

2. Almond Butter + Orange Marmalade

Apple slice with almond butter and orange marmalade

3. Plain Yogurt + Honey + Cinnamon

Apple slice with yogurt, honey and cinnamon

4. Cream Cheese + Sweet Pickle Relish

Apple slice with cream cheese and sweet pickle relish

5. Ricotta + Lemon Zest + Chopped Pistachios

Apple slice with ricotta, lemon zest and pistachios

6. Balsamic Vinegar + Brown Sugar + Ground Pepper

Apple slice with balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and ground pepper

7. Berry Vinaigrette + Walnuts

Apple slice with berry vinaigrette and walnuts

8. Arugula + Bacon

Apple slice with arugula and bacon

9. Prosciutto + Mustard

Apple slice with prosciutto and mustard

DIY Apple Fruit Dips to Try

Want more than a simple pairing? Whip up on of these easy, less than 5-ingredient fruit dips to scoop up with apple slices. Meal prep them to pack for snacks throughout the week, or arrange them on a board with apple slices for a quick party snack.

Horseradish Cottage Cheese Dip

Stir ½ teaspoon prepared horseradish into ¼ cup cottage cheese; sprinkle with dried dill.

Waldorf Dip

Combine 1 tablespoon mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt; stir in a tablespoon each of finely chopped celery and walnuts.

Curried Pumpkin Dip

Blend 3 tablespoons unsweetened pumpkin puree with ½ teaspoon each melted butter and garam masala or curry powder; warm in the microwave and sprinkle with a little dried coconut.

EatingWell Magazine, November 2019