Yesterday I decided to try the first recipe from the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook I won from Mommywurk! Since I was home with F, I thought it would be fun to try one of the lunch ideas for kids from the book. I chose the Apple Sandwich (page 167 if you have the book or click here to order it) because F loves apples and peanut butter. (For those with peanut allergies, the sandwich can be made with sunbutter or some other type of nut or seed butter). The instructions were pretty simple. The apple serves as the bread for the sandwich, so you cut the apple sideways in slices about the same thickness as bread.
Then you cut out the core of the apple. The book suggests using a 1 inch cookie cutter, but I didn’t have one so I just cut around the apple core free hand. I may have gone a little overboard and made the hole too big, but it worked out anyway! I used a single serve peanut butter cup for the peanut butter, which would make it easy to send in a lunch box for kids to put together themselves.
To finish off the meal, I added a side of peas, cheese cubes and some gummies for dessert. The added bonus – all of the items are gluten free so they are safe for those with celiac disease too!