Being a mom of 4 children, the oldest of which is 14 and the youngest being 3; I have made my fair share of school lunches. While I am guilty of throwing a packaged granola bar into the pack, I also want to add a healthy snack. Day after day, the apple I popped into their lunch kit came home un-eaten. If I cut them up into bite size pieces, they came home with a complaint of being brown. Here then, is my solution...
Cinnamon Sugar apples. With a very small amount of brown sugar, and a good sprinkle of cinnamon, the apples will be tasty and won't appear brown. The cinnamon makes the apples look really sugary, when really, there is just a touch of sugar. My kids love them, peel and all. The apple never comes back home now! Many of the schools these days are peanut free, however, if your childs school isn't, putting peanut butter between the layers is a hit with my kiddos too.
One of my daughters, is a super picky eater! Her favorite sandwich, natural honey and cinnamon, both super foods. I don't mind sending this sandwich at all and it makes great yummy snack.
One Last thought... recently I picked up this great ECO friendly, re-usable lunch baggie. It's trendy, environmentally responsible, food safe and saves money in the long run.
- Core apple
- Slice into thin slices
- Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar onto plate and rub each apple into it. (I like to rub 2 apples together!)
- Re-assemble apple into apple shape and hold together with elastic band.