Though I haven't mentioned it for quite some time, I'm still packing lunches every day. In fact, I pack lunches for everyone here!
Over a year later, I still adore the Laptop Lunchbox system. My kids do, too. These lunchboxes make it easy to provide variety. More lunch photos are here. Also, the new book, Vegan Lunchbox Around the World, provides many great ideas for lunches----even if you aren't a vegan, you'll find some great ideas!
I am experimenting with coming up with little healthy snacks to pop into my kid's lunches. You might enjoy this simple but surprisingly yummy apple treat.
A forewarning, they aren't the most beautiful cookie in the world but they are quite good. I made mine in a dehydrator but I think a very low oven would work just fine, too.
Following the exact method requires grinding up raw apples. I do this in my handy-dandy (and very much loved) Vita-Mix . Alternatively, I think you could cook the apples slightly and grind them up in a food processor (maybe even microwaving the apples pieces would be sufficient)...
Simply Yummy Apple Cookies
2 apples, cored
1 C. nuts (I used walnuts)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of mace
2 T. honey
Place all the ingredients in a blender (must be a high speed blender) or alternatively, cook the apples a little to soften them first and continue on. Grind the ingredients together until it produces a smooth paste. Spread a scant 2 T. of the mixture onto a prepared sheet and smooth the mixture into a cookie shape. Dehydrate in dehydrator or low oven for approximately 10 hours, or until the cookie holds its shape when removed from the sheet.
Makes approximately 12 small cookies.