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Here’s some healthy apple snack recipes for fall ideas.  Apples are an all-around fruit that have universal appeal. There’s nothing like an apple picked fresh from the tree. The crisp natural goodness has many health benefits. Unfortunately, kids don’t worry about any of that. So, how do you get them to eat apples?

Apple Snack Recipes

Healthy Snack for Kids


Well, you can tell them how good apples are for their bodies. They may listen and then they may not. We all know what we should and should not eat, but it’s more fun to eat something that is not necessarily best for us.

Apple Caramel Dip

 Apple Caramel Dip

The thing about apples is that they taste good. The natural sweetness can be better tasting than candy. Most kids have a sweet tooth so use apples to satisfy it.

Apple Snacks Ideas

Kermit Apple Slices   (Image Credit: family.go.com)

On one hand, you can sneak apples into their favorite dishes. When there is more than one taste present, certain tastes that you find less appealing are masked. You’re kids may not be opposed to apples, but this is one way to get them to try them with these snack food recipes and like them before they can say no.

Do your kids or grandkids like salad? Dice a few skinned apples and sprinkle them on the salad like croutons. The sweet taste contrasts with tomatoes and cucumbers to provide something extra.

Apple Snacks for Kids
 Apple Slices Cars  (Image Credit: bentonbetterlunches.com)
Apples are also a favorite addition to chicken salad. It lends a certain zing to the chicken, mayo, and other ingredients. Use apples to flavor turkey salad as well.

Kids enjoy finger foods. Something that they can pick up and carry around with them makes eating not only fun but convenient. Create apple sticks by peeling and coring them first, then using an apple slice or mandoline, slice the apples to resemble French fries. Combine with cheese sticks and their favorite sandwich for lunch and you’ve got a winner. Make up some Bento Box lunches for school!

Apple Slices
 Apple Slices (image credit: theyummylife.com)
Apples are appealing as a drink. For kids who don’t eat fruit that often, give them their fruits in liquid form. Apple juice retains many of the nutrients as the actual apple. It isn’t as filling, will do instead of orange juice at breakfast or as a mid-morning sweet tooth thirst quencher.

Mom or Grandmom might even like this smoothie recipe for Fall!

Apple Smoothie
Apple Smoothie  (Image Credit: weightloss.allwomenstalk.com)
Apples can be incorporated into muffin mixes, cakes, and of course, pies. Even apple flavored yogurt contains pieces of the fruit. If your child has a problem with the taste, substitute other Fall apple varieties. Gala apples are crisp and sweet while Granny Smith apples are tart and crisp.

Apple Recipes
Recipes Using Apples
Find out what the children like and give it to them. The best thing about Autumn apples is they don’t need any added sugar to liven them up. The natural sugars will do the job just fine.

Here’s a preschool snack idea using healthy apple recipes that will be sure to put a smile on the faces of the kids or grandchildren!

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Apple Smiles



Apple Smiles
Recipe Type: apples, fruit, snacks, kids, healthy snacks,
Serves: 8-10
  • 1 Red medium apple; cored & sliced about 1/3″ wide, not skinned
  • Peanut butter (creamy works best)
  • Tiny marshmallows
  1. Spread one side of each apple slice with peanut butter. Place three or
  2. four tiny marshmallows on top of the peanut butter on one apple slice.
  3. Top with another apple slice, peanut butter side down.
  4. Squeeze gently.
  5. Eat right away.


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