Apple Fruit Sandwiches

Apple Fruit Sandwiches

I’ve seen lots of different variations of an apple sandwich. I love keeping it simple with juicy apples, sweet bananas, and flavorful strawberries.  I’ve also seen where you can top your apple slices with peanut butter and granola, almond butter and raisins, or you can just try my way. Remember how I’m a fruit-aholic?     You begin by washing your apples and fresh strawberries. Seriously… scrub those babies.  I know I keep talking about it, but I seriously am in love with Fit: Fruit and Vegetable Wash.  Anyways, then thinly slice your apples (I did both organic Fuji and Granny Smith). To prevent them from browning, lightly coat slices with lemon or lime juice (makes it a little tart) or pineapple juice (a sweeter option). You can use the same method for your banana slices. Top your apple slices with banana and strawberry slices. Viola! Definitely full of complimentary flavors and super easy.       PrintApple Fruit Sandwiches Ingredients1 large Fuji or Granny Smith apples, washed and sliced thinly 1 banana, peeled and sliced thinly 10 large strawberries, washed and sliced thinly InstructionsOnce fruit is washed and sliced, layer beginning with apple slice, banana slices, and topped with strawberry slices. To prevent them from browning, lightly coat slices with lemon or lime juice (makes them a little tart) or pineapple juice (a sweeter option). Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve...
Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log

Whether you have kids or not, these Ants on a Log are an easy, tasty, quick, and nutritious little snack.  Crunchy celery topped with creamy peanut butter and juicy grapes and/or raisins?  Oh, I’m in love with these little critters.   I love fruit and vegetables!  Okay, I may be a little addicted to fruit and vegetables.  They have such bright and vibrant colors and a variety of flavors and textures.  Ants on a Log are a perfect option when either hosting a party, getting a snack for the kids, or just needing something sweet and juicy.   When purchasing celery or grapes, organic is best.  They have such thin skin that they absorb pesticides and chemicals.  Definitely purchase organic if possible.  Regardless, you need to wash those bad boys.   Don’t know the value of washing your fruits and vegetables? Check out my post where I SHOW you the importance.  It doesn’t take much time, but it’s worth every second! I can’t wait to hear how you enjoy this simple yet finger-licking-good recipe!  I think I love them most with the grapes on top. PrintAnts on a Log Ingredients5 or 6 stalks of celery, washed, dried, and cut into 2 to 3 inch sticks 1 Tbs natural peanut butter or almond butter per celery stick 1/2 cup raisins 1 cup red grapes, washed and quarteredInstructionsSpread peanut or almond butter down the center of each celery stick. Sprinkle raisins and/or red grapes down the center on top of the peanut/almond butter. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve...
Healthy Ideas for Kid Lunches!

Healthy Ideas for Kid Lunches!

With LOTS of little ones back in school, LOTS of moms are trying to adjust to new schedules, demands, and requirements.  Busy kids = Busy moms.  Since you have enough to worry about, kick up your feet for a moment and let me help you with a couple healthy lunch ideas!       Your kids will LOVE this healthy tuna sandwich.  In a medium-sized bowl, combine one mashed ripe avocado, 1/4 cup Greek plain yogurt, 12 oz can of tuna (drained), 1/4 cup finely chopped pickles, and 1 Tbs pickle juice.  Mix well.  Serve on top of lettuce leaves and whole wheat sandwich thins.  You can also try my Avocado Tuna Grilled Cheese Sandwich.   Do your kids love PB & J’s?  Forget the J and replace it with a BANANA!  It’s quick, simple, and packed with nutrients instead of artificial dyes, flavors, sugars, and who knows what else is in jelly!  I also love using almond butter instead of peanut butter.  Be sure to read the ingredients on your PB  (it should only say peanuts!) OR  try freshly ground peanut or almond butter.  Also, to prevent your banana slices from browning, just coat them in a little fresh pineapple or lemon juice prior to putting them on your sandwich.  One last thing… READ THE INGREDIENTS on your whole wheat bread!  Find bread that only has ingredients you can pronounce and actually know what the ingredients are!       Provide some great fruit and veggie side options like a fresh fruit cup, celery or apples with peanut or almond butter, or carrot and celery sticks with basic hummus or edamame hummus....

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