Kid Snacks: Applesauce and Almonds

Another simple yet nourishing kid snack – applesauce and sliced almonds. My son especially enjoyed sprinkling the almonds into the sauce himself. So much so, he insisted on also sprinkling almonds into the black bean soup we had for supper. A little fruit, a little fiber, a little protein, and some vitamin E to boot.

If you’re wondering why the applesauce is pink, I went a little crazy last fall and bought a bushel of apples to make applesauce. I used a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen, and cooked the apples with the skins on. The recipe also included a bit of apple cider and a cinnamon stick, thenĀ  everything was processed through a food mill. I canned it in a hot water bath so we could enjoy year round, as we typically only eat apples when they are in season.