One of my favorite seasons in B.C. is apple season! I love to pick apples from our garden & make apple sauce with my little man – Luke, pick up different varieties of apples from Kits Farmers Market (In B.C. we grow over 1 billion apples in 100 different varieties!) and of course visit The Apple Festival at UBC Botanical Gardens – where you can taste and buy apples galore, Apple Festival.

Have you noticed apples are a staple for mums?  We pack them for lunch, serve them with cheese slices dip them in a nut butter, make apple desserts, add them to our holiday stuffing, juice them, and put them in our favorite fall soups. We bob for apples, give them to teachers, share our apples with our kids horses and rabbits and have catchy phrases about apples – “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. And apples are good for you!  On average each apple contains 5g of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and iron.
Here are a couple simple ways to put fun apples snacks into your kids (or your own) lunches:
  1. Cut the apple into slices and sprinkle the slices with some lemon juice and cinnamon. Lemon keeps the apples from browning and cinnamon is a delicious when paired with apples.
  2. Cut the apple into slices and sprinkle the slices with some lemon juice. Pack a small container of caramel sauce, and another container of sesame seeds. Kids will have fun dipping the apples in the caramel sauce and then into the sesame seeds.
  3. Cut the apple into slices and layer the slices in a container with either pieces of cheese or chicken. This is one way for your kids gets some protein with their apples.

As apple season continues check back in with us for more blog posts including recipes, and how we are using apples in our restaurants this season.


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