Toddlers eat often. As in all day long. Lucky for me I love meal prep. Meals at home are easier because you don’t have to worry about getting a little messy, but I have a more trouble packing snacks while we are out. I tend to bring the same things (a piece of fruit, cheese, a sandwich, a green smoothie, or mini muffins full of some vegetable he won’t eat in its true form). He doesn’t seem to be getting bored, but I am. I want him to get used to different textures and flavors to expand his pallete.
This is just another way to serve apples that’s easy, healthy and a little fun. Once I sliced these apples I let my son sprinkle the cinnamon on them. Bonus if you get your kid involved. Here’s another perk: Your kitchen will smell delicious!
Baked Apple Chips (No Sugar Added)
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
2. Core and slice apples thin (you can use a mandolin or a sharp knife).
3. Bake apples for an hour then flip them. Continue baking for one more hour, or until crispy. (Actual bake time depends on the thickness of your cut and your oven. You’ll know when they’re done.)
*These can be stored in an airtight container, but I prefer to make a batch and eat them that day so they’re fresh and crispy.
**I got this idea from the August/September issue of Dr. Oz Magazine.