It is hard to believe school is right around the corner and I go back to being the “official” kid chauffeur, homework helper and after-school snack maker. Sometimes I get in a rut of making meals and snacks that aren’t so healthy because of time and convenience.
Apples are healthy, delicious and a quick snack, but there are only so many times I can serve apples and peanut butter before my son wants variety! So I’ve come up with 5 different fun and easy apple after-school snacks.
1. Apple Pasta
Apple pasta?! No, this really isn’t pasta, but your kids will think this snack is fun! Using a peeler, peel the skin off of an apple and discard. Continue to peel little strips of apple, just like you would peel a vegetable and place in bowls to serve. Top the shaved apples with a drizzle of honey and serve with a fork!
2. Applesauce with Granola
Cinnamon raisin granola adds a little crunch and flavor to your typical applesauce after-school snack. Try different flavors or toppings like coconut or flax seed.
3. Applesauce in Edible Apple Cups
This is my favorite apple treat and I have no doubt your kids will love these edible apple cups filled with applesauce. All you have to do is cut the top off of the apple and scoop the inside out until you have a small bowl. Fill with applesauce. (In the winter you can serve warm cider in these!)
4. Microwave Cinnamon and Sugar Cooked Apples
A convenient and quick way to add variety to after school snacks, these cinnamon and sugar apples are cooked in the microwave for 2 minutes. Simply slice your apple, place in a bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Cover the bowl with a paper plate or napkin and cook the apples two minutes in the microwave until they are tender. This tastes almost like a dessert!
5. Apple Stacks
This is a little twist on the traditional “apples and peanut butter.” Slice the apples in rings and remove the seeds. Top the apple ring with peanut butter or chocolate hazelnut spread and place another apple slice on top, creating a “stack.” You can top with granola, chocolate chips or coconut and your kids can eat it like a sandwich!
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This is a paid post for Mott’s Applesauce, but all thoughts are my own.