4, if you soak the apple slices in lemon juice. But you don’t have to do that, unless you aren’t going to eat them right away.
TIP: If you are cutting and sending apples in lunchboxes, or as a sandwich like this to eat later, try this to keep the apples from browning. I’ve had apples stay completely 100% their original color for as long as 6 hours after being cut and soaked in this way:
Fill a small mixing bowl with room temp or slightly chilled water. Add 1 tsp or lemon juice per 1 cup of water and stir well. As you cut the apples, drop them into the lemon water and let them soak for 5-10 minutes. The acid from the lemon juice will keep them from oxidizing and browning, and it won’t leave that tart-bitter lemon juice flavor on the apples because it is diluted by the water. Boom!
Alrighty…so now that you know that, it’s time to get these apple almond butter sandwiches made for an after school snack, or for lunch at school or work this next week!
(And yes, you could use peanut butter. I just like the tiny bit of added sweetness from the almond butter!)
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Erin’s Personal Recommendations for Healthy Snacks Supplies:
- Apple Corer
- Flexible Cutting Boards, 4 pack
- Snack size Baggies, 90 ct, 3 pack
- Avocado Cutter (splits, pits, and slices!)
- Muffin Tins, 12 cup
- Sandwich Knife & Condiment Spreader
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