Fresh apples are not only delicious, but also healthy when eaten by themselves. Apples have no fat, sodium or cholesterol, and each one has 5 g of fiber and 120 mg of potassium, which promotes a healthy heart. For a quick and easy apple snack for kids, simply slice and serve with some peanut butter for dipping. If you want to occasionally satisfy a sweet tooth, add sugar, cinnamon and your imagination.
Kids enjoy assembling this sweet snack as much as they do eating it. You'll need one cored and peeled apple per child, enough pre-made pie crust to cover each apple, cinnamon sugar and butter. To make, place an apple on a round of pie crust and fill the cored center with about 2 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar. Top with a tablespoon of butter and then wrap and seal the apple inside the crust. Bake 40 minutes in a 350-degree oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
This sweet and sour snack is colorful, tasty and messy. Preschoolers always get a kick eating apples this way. Wash the apples. Leaving on the fiber-rich peel, cut them into slender wedges. Pour out several piles of powdered gelatin in a variety of flavors and colors. Orange, raspberry, lime and blueberry work particularly well. Have the kids cover the apple wedge on all sides with one flavor of the gelatin. Let the wedge sit for a few seconds, and it will turn a cool color. Eat the wedge.
Kids will gobble up these apple sandwiches, which are perfect for a picnic or a tea party. Get started with the following ingredients: thinly sliced, peeled apples, bread with the crusts removed, soft butter, cinnamon and sugar. Mix the apple slices with enough cinnamon to coat each slice. Spread butter on one side of each bread slice. Place the sliced cinnamon apples between the dry sides of the bread and then fry the buttered sides in a pan, flipping once and allowing each side to get crisp and brown. Sprinkle the top with a little cinnamon and sugar before serving.
Homemade applesauce is easy to make and can be used to throw together a kid-friendly parfait. In a blender, combine 1/4 cup honey, three peeled, cored and seeded apples, a teaspoon of cinnamon and a splash of water. Puree until combined and enjoy right away. Allow children to use the applesauce to make a simple parfait by layering the applesauce with crushed graham crackers in a clear plastic cup. Top with a dollop of whip cream