There is one thing in my family that we all love and that is a crispy, sweet organic apple. I am always looking for ways to pack nutritious food into my girls lunch boxes and until recently had no problems with packing a whole apple in their boxes! My twin daughters are 6 and my oldest is 7 and all three of them have a hard time eating whole apples now because they all have wiggly teeth! So I started to send them sliced apples in a container and they were always returned and not eaten! Their response, “The apples are brown mommie, yuck!” So I tried adding some lemon juice to the apples and the complaint was that they were too sour, I couldn’t win. 🙂
So I set out to create a solution to my problem, and this is what I came up with! It really works! As you see, I cut around the core of the apple. The video below shows you how this is done. Once the apple is cut, add a rubber band around the circumference of the apple to hold it together and your apple is ready to go. At lunch time, simple have your child remove the rubber band and the slices will fall out, not brown, leaving only the core and seeds in the center.