School Lunch First Aid

My newest trick to entice the girls to eat their lunch apple is to sprinkle cinnamon on the slices.  When the slices naturally brown from being exposed to the air, the girls think it's cinnamon.  Well, it IS cinnamon, but they eat them.  They think it's a special treat.  They wouldn't eat the slices before because they were brown, and they refuse to eat apples unless they're sliced.  This is brilliant.  It's almost as brilliant as the time my friend showed me how she flips the bread crusts, so the crust is facing the spread on the inside of the sandwich, and the kids haven't a clue that they just ate the crust.  I experimented this trick on my family with grilled cheese, and no one suspected a thing.  These tricks make me feel a wee sneaky, but we're wasting less food, so I feel it's a win-win.  Good food is making its way into their bellies and not into the garbage.  And like Martha would say, "Now THAT is a good thing."

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4 comments:

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Smart with the cinnamon to hide the browning!

I learned a trick with apples for lunch boxes at a pampered chef thing on Saturday. I can't explain it, so I'll try to take a video and email it to you (or blog it!)

LaurieM said...

Lemon juice will hide the browning. Just put a bit in some water and toss the apple slices through it to coat.

Lupie said...

The apple cinnamon thing was something my mom would do with my girls. She even got them to eat veggies. I hope I can do as well with my Ella.

Orange * Hero * Mama said...

i do the same thing as LaurieM does..little bit of water and lemon juice, shake it around, and dump it off..sounds gross but you totally don't taste the lemon! and the kids eat the apples! YAY! :)