I decided to healthy up my childs menu. It seems so easy to just toss some frozen chicken nuggets into the microwave during those busy week day’s. But seriously… I don’t even know what they put in those things… In fact, I’m not even sure I want to know what is in them! That is how the apple peanut butter and jelly idea first started.
I’ve put together a huge list of healthy alternatives that should only take me an additonal minute or two to throw together, and posted it right on the front of my freezer. I’m hoping that having that right at eye level will detour me from grabbing frozen foods for my little guy in a pinch. Today, I’m going to share the CUTEST idea. My grandma actually used to make these for us growing up, with chocolate chips instead of jelly, but still the same general idea. It’s a peanut butter and jelly… without the bread… sort of…
Here is what you will need to make your own version:
- A tart apple
- Peanut butter
- Jelly (You could substitute this with honey, chocolante chips, marshmallows...)
- - Simply slice the apple into slices, clean out any seeds, and smoother in the good stuff.
Dax loves that there is always a star on top of his sandwich. These are actually perfect for outdoor picnic’s, or fun play dates. They are easy to throw together, and taste amazing. If you are planning on making them in advance, spritz the apple with a tiny bit of lemon juice. That will cut down on the ‘browning’. These are also great for after school snacks, or … two in the morning, and still working on a blog post snacks… Not that I’ve done that or anything…
I’d love to hear some of your healthy alternatives for kid’s lunches! Shoot me an email, or leave me a comment. Maybe I’ll even feature you :0)