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Kids' Recipe: Apple Slices with Peanut Butter

Are you ready to make this sweet and crunchy apple snack? This healthy snack also gives you lots of ways to help out in the kitchen.

Get a grown-up and then you’ll be ready to get cooking!

What You Need

  • 1 apple
  • Peanut butter
  • Low-sugar cereal
  • 1 tablespoon
  • Table knife (ask a grown-up)
  • Plate

How to Make Apple Slices with Peanut Butter

Get ready.

1) Wash your hands.

2) Wash and dry the apple.

3) Open the peanut butter.

4) Open the cereal.

Get the fruit ready.

Get a grown-up to cut the apple into slices and to take out the apple core.

Make your snack.

1) Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of peanut butter onto your plate.

2) Use your table knife to spread the peanut butter on 4 apple slices.

3) For crunch, roll your apple slices in the cereal. The peanut butter helps the cereal stick to the apple slices.

Ready to eat.

Your apple slices are ready to eat. Yummy!

Good job!

Why Apple Slices with Peanut Butter Are Healthy for You

An apple has fiber. Fiber is good for your heart.

Peanut butter has protein. Protein helps your muscles grow healthy and strong.

The crunchy cereal is a grain. Grains help give you energy.

For Parents

Apples are a convenient and healthy snack. Apples help your child get one of the one top  1 1/2 cups of fruit she should eat each day.

Children also need about 5 ounces of protein each day. Peanut butter can provide some of this protein they need.

When choosing a cereal for your child, choose a low-sugar cereal, which means that it has 5 grams of sugar or less per serving.

In general, children are more likely to try foods that they have helped prepare. Allow your child to select and wash the apple. Have her spread the peanut butter. She can also roll the apple slices in the cereal.

For a change, you could use banana slices instead of apples. Or instead of peanut butter use another nut butter, such as almond butter.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD on November 28, 2018