Three Apple Ideas For a Lunch Box or On-The-Go Snacks!

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3 Apple Snacks

These three ideas take almost no time and turn a regular apple into a fun eating experience for kids.

On a day my kids have a sweet in the middle of the day, I offer one of these healthier "treats" after dinner, too.

If your kids like apple skin, by all means, don't peel them!

Cinnamon Apples

  • 1 Fuji apple*
  • Cinnamon

Peel the apple.  Slice it any way you'd like and sprinkle with cinnamon!

(Sprinkling the apples with cinnamon, not only turns the apples into a treat, it also keeps them from turning brown.)

Honey-Yogurt, Almond Crunch Apple

  • 1 Fuji apple*
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed almonds

Peel the apple and slice it any way you'd like.  In a small bowl, mix the yogurt, honey, and almonds. Serve it as a dip for the apple.

Sunflower Seed Apples

  • 1 Fuji apple*
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter*


Peel the apple and slice it any way you'd like. Spread a bit of the butter on each slice, or serve it on the side as a dip.  

(When I make the Sunflower Seed Butter Apples at home, I spread each slice with the butter — however, for the packed lunch, it goes in a separate container.)

*Fuji apples are my favorite. I seem to be able to find they year-round in most markets.
*Sunflower butter is always available at Trader Joe's and can be found in other stores as well.