Apple Sandwiches are one of our new favorite lunch ideas. My boys absolutely love them!
As they tear through the kitchen during lunch prep time–brandishing swords or tambourines or alien block creations–and happen to notice me wielding the apple corer, a loud celebration ensues: Hooray! We’re having apple sandwiches today! I wub those!
Get An Official Apple Corer
If you decide to add Apple Sandwiches to your repertoire, just go ahead and spring for the official corer. Believe me, you do not want to risk your digits or sanity by attempting to core an apple with a knife.
It’s a exercise in complete frustration, from beginning to end. And the results are less than satisfactory. (Note the picture below, where the apples are either un-cored, or poorly cored.)
After several attempts at coring apples with a knife, I was super-impressed by the performance of my newly purchased, Official Apple Corer.
- Insert the corer around the apple stem.
- Adjust apple position, if necessary, to ensure the corer will slice straight through the apple.
- Apply force from above.
- Voila! Remove core.
Apple Sandwich Fillers
We’ve really only tried two kinds of Apple Sandwiches, but I’d love to continue experimenting.
Our two stand-bys:
Try combining a few of these for even more Apple Sandwich possibilites:
- Almond Butter
- Sunflower Butter
- Any kind of Nut Butter!
- Crispy Sunflower Seeds
- Roasted Chicken
- Roast Beef
- Raw Cheese
- Lettuce or Sprouts
- Carrot Matchsticks
- Chicken Salad–best with lettuce or sliced cheese, to prevent the insides from spilling through hole in the middle of the apple
If the apples will be eaten right away, there’s no need for this step. But if you’re preparing lunch ahead of time, you may want to spray the apple slices with lemon to prevent browning.
I use Lemon essential oil mixed with water in a recycled Lemon oil bottle with a tiny spray top. Works great!
Looking for more Real Food lunch ideas?
- Check out a few more favorites here: What’s for Lunch? (other than bread)
- Follow Yankee Homestead on Pinterest for more great Gluten-Free and Real Food ideas.
Hooray for a fun, easy, kid-friendly lunch idea!
Kathleen Henderson is the yankee behind the homestead. Follow along as we grow real food and three boys while renovating a 20-acre farm in northern Virginia. Do you love homegrown food, Paleo-ish recipes, and natural living? You’re in good company! Let’s grow together…