Happy Monday friends! My kiddos start school in one week. Needless to say I have mixed emotions. Having some quiet in my day will be wonderful, but I love the no schedule/laid back /family time of summer.
This week is all about final back-to-school prep and my mind is thinking about school lunches. So I figured trying a pin I saw about keeping an apple from going brown would be a great idea. All my kiddos LOVE green apples!
So here’s the premise. You slice up an apple…
working your way around the core…
and then hold it together with a rubber band to help keep out the oxygen and keep it from turning brown.
So the first apple I tried this with I cut up and wrapped with the rubber band and stuck it back in my fridge for 24 hours before checking it.
Here’s what it looked like…
Not nearly as bad as it would be if it hadn’t been wrapped up, but still a little brown.
The 2nd apple I tried I followed the same method, but only left for 4 hours (I figured the time it would be from cutting it up in the am till the time they’d eat lunch at school).
Much better results! I don’t think I’d hear any complaints from my kiddos on this one.
So there you go… a great healthy lunch item for your kiddos. This would be great to take to sporting events and other after school activities too.
Ok… I’m off to live in denial that school is coming too quick! Are your kiddos starting school soon? Have they already started?