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Ham and Cheese Apple Wraps

Ham, cheese, apple wraps…oh my! Who knew that these three classic ingredients would make such a delicious combination and are perfect for packing in the lunchbox or as a healthy snack!

Ham Cheese Apple Wraps - MOMables.com

We love simple recipe ideas like this one for school lunches. They help add variety to any lunchbox, just like in our school lunch plans.

As you can see from the video, making this delicious snack box or school lunch is easy!

The lunchboxes we used in the video are EasyLunchboxes and if you are looking to add a new lunchbox to your packing routine, check out our Top 5 Lunchboxes we recommend.

These ham, cheese, and apple wraps are the perfect lunchbox builder. They are gluten-free, grain-free and full of protein.

To make this lunch more substantial, add a boiled egg for additional protein, whole-grain crackers, additional veggies and dip… and you are set!

I know you are going to love the tart and juicy sweetness of the apples with the savory cheese and ham combination.

So what do you think? Are you a fan of the ham, cheese, and apple combination? I know we are!

Ham & Cheese Apple Wraps

  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Lunch

Ingredients

  • Apple slices
  • Deli ham (thinly sliced)
  • Cheddar cheese, thickly sliced and cut into triangles

Instructions

  1. Arrange a piece of cheddar cheese on one apple wedge.
  2. Wrap ham around the middle of the apple and cheese.

Notes

To keep the apples from browning, brush the slices with lemon juice after coring and slicing.

These Ham and Cheese Apple Wraps are the perfect afterschool snack. They also pack well as a lunch with some extra fruit and veggies. Watch how easy they are to make!

20 Homemade Wheat Thins Recipe via MOMables.com

Homemade Wheat Thins

Want your favorite snacks, but much cheaper?

Homemade Wheat Thins that taste better than the real thing! Crunchy, fresh, and delicious -> baked right in! Perfect for the lunchbox too! Recipe via MOMables.comRaise your hand if you are someone who hears of a homemade version of a favorite food, and you immediately assume it must be super time consuming and/or involves expensive and hard to find ingredients –I raised mine too!

 

Snacks and all the other “add ins” that go inside the lunchbox are also important. It’s easy to prepare a healthy lunch and then blow the good efforts on junky treats. If you need more lunchbox ideas click here

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Not so long ago, my hand would have shot up before I was even done reading that sentence. Fortunately MOMables has a ton of How-tos

I was totally under the false impression that homemade recipes were only for people with a much higher cooking skill set than me. Thankfully one day, I decided to just go for it and experiment with recipes I had assumed would be hard to make.

I was shocked to find that not only was it much easier than I had assumed, it was also cheaper…not to mention much healthier.

Take this recipe for homemade wheat thin crackers for instance. There was a day when I would have thought making these would be an all-day process and that at the end of it, they would taste nothing like the real thing. If you are under the same impression you must try this recipe! It is so easy to make, requires very few ingredients, and tastes exactly like the real thing. I seriously couldn’t believe it! Join us and you will learn a ton of new stuff!

Make these crackers for a snack, or pack it as the crackers in the MOMables deli box. I am confident you could fool your kids into believing they are consuming crackers from a box!

Homemade Wheat Thins

Homemade Wheat Thins Recipe via MOMables.com
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: approx. 60 crackers

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups 100% whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus extra for sprinkling
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • (or more if dough it too dry)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, paprika, and salt.
  3. Using a cheese grater, shred butter onto flour mixture. Using your hands, combine until thoroughly mixed.
  4. In a small dish, mix together the water and vanilla and pour liquid into the flour and butter mixture. Stir this until it comes together. You made need to use your hands a bit to really mix this together. If the dough appears dry add a touch of water, but not too much, as you do not want the dough to become sticky.
  5. Split the dough in half. On a floured surface or on a non-stick mat, roll out one half of the dough very thin (1/16th inch). Using a pizza cutter, large knife, or cookie cutters, cut into whatever shape you desire. Immediately after cutting, transfer the crackers onto lined baking sheets. Repeat as necessary. Sprinkle with more salt, if desired.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, watching closely, because they can burn quickly. Half way through baking, rotate the pans to ensure even baking. Cool completely. Store in an air-tight container.

Notes

This recipe also works with all-purpose gluten free flour mix (one that already has xanthan gum in it).
Adapted from King Arthur Flour Cookbook.

 

15 homemade cheese crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Need a new homemade snack idea instead of buying those boxed versions all the time?

homemade cheese crackers

We get a lot of requests for healthier homemade versions of common snacks to put inside lunch boxes!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

The fun part is to get your kids involved and let them have mini cutters and cut any shape they want! Want round ones? Use the downside of a shot glass.

MOMables specializes in taking recipes and making them simple so everyone can do it! You don’t have to be a master chef to follow our meal plan; all you need is a kitchen and a bit of preparation!

homemade cheese crackers The recipe is simple, easy to make, and it will leave you wondering what the extra ingredients in the box really mean.

Cheese Snack Crackers

homemade cheese crackers
  • Author: MOMables
  • Yield: 3-4 cups, depending on size
  • Cuisine: Snacks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the cheese, butter, flour, and salt into a food processor. Pulse, for 5 seconds at a time, about five or six times, until the dough becomes coarse crumbs.
  3. Slowly add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, with the food processor on, until the dough becomes a ball.
  4. Divide the dough into two balls, and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Remove one dough ball from the refrigerator, and roll it on a floured board with a floured rolling pin until it is about ⅛ inch thick.
  5. Cut the dough into 1-inch squares with a sharp knife or pizza cutter. You can put a bit of flour on the blade of the knife to keep it from sticking. Use a toothpick or skewer to poke a hole in the center of each cracker.
  6. Place the crackers at least ¼ inch apart on the baking sheet. Repeat the process with a second ball of dough.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, with the rack placed in the middle of your oven, until the edges are just starting to brown. They might puff up too. If you are baking two pans at the same time, swap/rotate the pans halfway through.
  8. Place the baking sheet on a rack, and let the crackers cool completely. Eat or store in a covered container for up to 3 days.

 

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