One of the best things about the fall season is apples. Nothing says fall like apple pie, apple crisp, or just plain old apple slices. Whether you buy them at the store or pick them in the orchard, chances are you have a lot of apples lying around this time of year. So, why not work them into your child’s lunchbox? Even if your child is a picky eater, there are some lunchbox apple treats that will leave a smile on their faces.
Easy Lunchbox Apple Treats: Cinnamon Apples
It doesn’t get much easier than this. Cut up an apple into slices. Put it in a container and sprinkle cinnamon over the slices. Presto! You have a quick snack that tastes good. The best part is that it’s ready to go in minutes.
Easy Lunchbox Apple Treats: Apple Cartwheels
If your kids are anything like mine, a whole apple can be a little much for them to handle. But, I found an online recipe that will have your child doing cartwheels when it comes to eating apples. You combine peanut butter, honey, raisins and chocolate chips. You take all of that and stuff it into a cored apple. After you let the apple chill, you slice it up. When it comes to easy lunchbox treats, these apple cartwheels are it!
Easy Lunchbox Apple Treats: Apple Half Treats
One of the worst things about slicing apples for school is that they can turn brown easily. To avoid this, you can cut them in half and then spread peanut butter on them. Don’t stop there. Next, you can dip them in granola or mini-chocolate chips…or both! These makes for a tasty snack you can throw in the lunchbox.
Easy Lunchbox Apple Treats: Apple Muffins
This is a great way to quickly use up apples you have in the house. Apple muffins are also a great “grab and go” snack for the lunchbox. There are so many apple muffin recipes. You just need to find the one that you think your kids will like the best and whip up a batch. You can also freeze some for future use and future easy lunchbox apple treats.
Easy Lunchbox Apple Treats: Baked Apples
You’ll really surprise your child with this one! The night before, core a couple of apples. Sprinkle the insides with brown sugar or whatever else. Bake them until they are brown and tender. You can pack these cold the next morning or heat them up and put them in a thermos. Either way you have a winner here!
Packing apples for your kids doesn’t have to be a chore. With a little creativity, you can make apples your child’s favorite treat!