This year, my four-year-old will be staying at preschool for lunch- so I wanted to come up with some fun lunch box snacks-without giving him store-bought snacks with all those artificial colors!
Plus, I had bought a big bag of apples, where the first few were really bruised. I thought I would use the rest of the bag to make some homemade applesauce for him to take to lunch when school starts!
Homemade applesauce is super easy, and only uses a few ingredients.
I made these DIY applesauces to go using these zipcicle bags. I found them on amazon. If you are looking for something reusable, you can always look for these silicone smoothie containers too.
If you like these bags or silicone smoothie containers, you might want to try my other fun lunchbox recipes
I have always used just a plastic funnel when making these snacks for my kids. I just recently got this collapsable silicone funnel. This was so easy to use. You could literally just squeeze the applesauce into each bag.
I made my homemade apple sauce in my slow cooker. My house smelled like cinnamon apples all day- I had my two sons begging for applesauce all day!
Homemade Applesauce to go- makes about 15
12 apples- peeled and cut off the core
juice and zest of two lemons
3/4 cup of sugar- or less or more depending on how much sugar you want to give your kids. You can also sub maple syrup or honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of water
1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon
Method: Peel the apples and cut them into slices. Put them into your slow cooker on low with the rest of the ingredients. let them cook on low for 4-6 hours. Let applesauce cool and blend it until it is as chunky as you like. I use my immersion blender. Using the funnel, put the applesauce into each bag and store in the fridge.
My two-year old actually passed up a popcicle in order to have one of these for dessert. I guess I am going to have to make more!! Hello Fall!