Kid-Friendly Lunch Idea: Apple Sandwiches

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Fun, tasty and healthy, apple sandwiches are the ultimate #momwin.

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When my boys were little, as they tore through the kitchen during lunch prep–brandishing swords or tambourines or alien block creations–and happened to notice me with apple corer in hand, a loud celebration would commence: Hooray!  We’re having apple sandwiches today!  

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Do you need an apple corer?

If you decide to add Apple Sandwiches to your repertoire, just go ahead and spring for an official corer.  Believe me, you do not want to risk your digits or sanity by attempting to core an apple with a knife.

It’s an exercise in frustration, from beginning to end.  And the results are less than satisfactory.

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The method

After previous attempts at coring apples with a knife, I was super-impressed by the performance of my newly purchased Official Apple Corer.

So simple!

  1. Insert the corer around the apple stem.
  2. Adjust apple position, if necessary, to ensure the corer will slice straight through the apple.
  3. Apply force from above.
  4. Voila!  Remove core.

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Apple sandwich fillers

Possibilities abound.  Here are a few of our favorites:

More ideas

Try combining a few of these ingredients for even more apple sandwich possibilites:

Tip: prevent browning

If the apples will be eaten right away, there’s no need for this step.  But if you’re preparing lunch ahead of time, you may want to spray the apple slices with lemon to prevent browning.

I use Lemon essential oil mixed with water in a spray bottle.  Works great!  Instructions here.

Hooray for a fun, easy, kid-friendly lunch idea!





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  1. Robin on 02/24/2014 at 1:49 pm

    I LOVE the idea of using a lemon bottle with a spray top for this. What is the ratio of lemon EO to water though? I definitely want to do this!

    • Kathleen on 02/24/2014 at 10:06 pm

      Um, I really don’t have an exact ratio. 🙂 Maybe 10 drops oil and fill the 15 ml bottle with water? I’ll have to take better notes next time…

  2. Kristen on 05/30/2017 at 5:30 pm

    What a fun idea of uing apple slices instead of bread. Also having a spray of lemon EO for the apples….thanks for sharing your great ideas.

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