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Yay for Tip Tuesday! It’s fun sharing quick tips designed to save you time during the day or make life a little easier – something that every mom needs! This week I have a great tip on how to prevent apple slices from turning brown!
After a recent trip to an apple orchard with the kids, I have been sending apples in their school lunch box almost every day. My boys love apples and will practically eat them down to the seeds! But for some reason, the apples were coming back home with them in their lunch box? When I inquired, they both answered with “I don’t want to eat a whole apple at school.” What?? How weird? I guess they had gotten used to the little bags of apple slices I had been buying at the store.
Then I started to slice their apples and place them in a zip top bag for lunch, but I was getting complaints that the apples were brown and gross by lunchtime. Ugh! I refused to buy anymore of those expensive prepackaged apple slices at the store while my fridge is stock full of farm fresh apples.
So I needed a new plan!
And I discovered a great tip.
Now in the morning while packing the kids lunches for school, I slice the boy’s apples but keep it whole using a rubber band. Wrapping a rubber band around the entire apple keeps the slices crisp and fresh, not brown or mushy, until lunchtime! All the boys have to do is remove the rubber band when they are read to eat. Win! Win!
I wish I had know about this trick earlier in life! And I also think I need to invest in one of these apple corer slicers because there will be no more prepackaged bags in this house:)
Hope this tip helps out at your house too!