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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!

3 Simple, healthy, and delicious, these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are your new favorite breakfast! They're gluten-free & great for busy mornings.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Simple, healthy, and delicious, these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are your new favorite breakfast! They’re gluten-free & great for busy mornings.

Simple, healthy, and delicious, these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are your new favorite breakfast! They're gluten-free & great for busy mornings.

Simple, healthy, and delicious, these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are your new favorite breakfast! They're gluten-free & great for busy mornings.

Oh, overnight oats! The simplest breakfast there ever was. I mean, what’s better than waking up to breakfast already completely done? I can’t think of anything else!

I love to mix up my overnight oats using seasonal flavors. Banana Fosters oats all year round, fruity oats with berries in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, and also apples in the colder months! Apples are so crisp and sweet right now, and they’re so amazing in these creamy overnight oats. Cinnamon adds a wonderful spice to the oats that isn’t overpowering – so your kids can definitely handle it!

These couldn’t be easier – 5 minutes of prep at night to have breakfast waiting for you when you wake up. Make a few jars of these apple cinnamon overnight oats to eat throughout the week and you won’t have to think about breakfast ever again!

Simple, healthy, and delicious, these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are your new favorite breakfast! They're gluten-free & great for busy mornings.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Simple, healthy, and delicious, these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are your new favorite breakfast! They're gluten-free & great for busy mornings.

Simple, healthy, and delicious, these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are your new favorite breakfast! They’re gluten-free & great for busy mornings.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk or non-dairy alternative
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 apple, diced

Instructions

  1. In a mason jar or bowl, add oats, milk, honey, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  2. Top with diced apple.
  3. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours.
  4. Top with desired toppings, such as peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, or raisins.

 

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Chocolate Covered Apple Slices (6 Ways!)

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There’s 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Snack time just got way more fun!

I love to get my kids involved in the kitchen as much as I can. From letting them stir ingredients to having them chop vegetables, I try to make the kitchen a hands-on environment.

These Chocolate Covered Apple Slices are the perfect way to get the kids involved in preparing food! They will have so much fun preparing all the toppings and dipping the apples in chocolate.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

You can use whatever toppings your kids want, but here’s what we went with:

Shredded coconut

Chopped peanuts

Chia seeds

Chopped dark chocolate

Chopped banana chips

Granola

Let us know what toppings your kids would love on these chocolate covered apple slices! Enjoy!

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Chocolate Covered Apple Slices (6 Ways!)

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There’s 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Category: Snack
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Ingredients

  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Toppings:
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Chopped dark chocolate
  • Chopped banana chips
  • Granola

Instructions

  1. Slice the apple into wedges, removing the core and seeds.
  2. In a small bowl, add chocolate chips. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between.
  3. On a cutting board or a sheet of wax/parchment paper, place all the toppings separately.
  4. Dip each apple slice into the chocolate, then roll into a topping. Place onto a sheet of wax/parchment paper until the chocolate hardens. Repeat until you use all the apple slices and toppings.

 

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

Peanut Butter Apple Wraps

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

I understand how hard it is to pack lunch for picky eaters. There were times when I just packed a turkey sandwich every day because I was so frustrated! That’s one of the reasons I started MOMables – to help make meal time easier for you by creating recipes that kids will love! These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps are definitely one of those recipes.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

The peanut butter and fruit combo is hard to beat, and it’s even better on a delicious tortilla. Of course, use gluten-free if you need to! You can also use a seed butter if your child is allergic to nuts. It’s totally customizable so everyone can enjoy these delicious wraps. Plus, they’re super easy to make with common ingredients you probably already have.

The best part? You get to sneak some veggies in! The carrots add a nice crunch and a little extra sweetness. The granola on top is the icing on the cake! My absolute favorite recipe is this grain-free vanilla granola, but you can use whatever you like. I hope your kids enjoy these delicious wraps!

Peanut Butter Apple Wraps

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

This recipe is from Laura’s cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4-8 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (130 g) creamy peanut butter
  • 4 whole wheat or spinach tortillas
  • 3/4 cup (90 g) finely chopped apple
  • 1/3 cup (37 g) shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup (50 g ) granola (we love this grain-free recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon (7 g) ground flax

Instructions

  1. Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on one side of each tortilla.
  2. Sprinkle apple, carrot, granola and flax evenly over each tortilla. Roll up tightly, cut in half, and serve.

Notes

Make these wraps gluten free by using gluten free tortillas.

 

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7 Healthy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Isn’t fall the best season? The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping (well, maybe not down here in Louisiana), and we all start to crave hearty, comforting foods. Chilis become our go-to dinners, and hot chocolate is a common night treat. What about breakfast? No worries, we have 7 delicious breakfast recipes that are perfect for fall.

Do you need dinner recipes, too? MOMables wants to help! Get your free sample meal plan today.

Pumpkin and apple flavors are definitely some of the best things about fall. We love to go apple picking during the season! We also love warm oatmeal and hearty muffins during the fall. It’s all about warm, comforting foods that are still healthy!

I promise these breakfast recipes will stop you from hitting the snooze button and will have you heading straight to the kitchen.

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

1. Healthy Baked Oatmeal Muffins

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

2. Baked Apple Fritter Muffins (classic & gluten free)

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

3. Pumpkin French Toast Bake from Minimalist Baker

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

4. Crock-Pot Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal from Fit Foodie Finds

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

5. Gluten Free Apple Plum Cobbler

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

6. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting from The Girl Who Ate Everything

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

7. Mini Pumpkin Pancakes

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

 

 

3 If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

Baked Apple Fritter Muffins Recipe {video}

>These baked apple fritter muffins will be devoured by kids and adults alike! They are much healthier than the original & filled with the same classic taste.
Love apple fritters, but want a healthy version that can be made ahead of time? If so, you are going to love these baked apple fritter muffins!

Full of the classic apple fritter flavors baked right into a muffin!

Apple fritters have a classic flavor and are a favorite for many, but the process of making the dough and frying the fritters can be time consuming, especially in the mornings.  The solution to enjoying the same warm, cinnamon and apple flavors, without all the fuss, are these Baked Apple Fritter Muffins.

This ingredient list includes many items that are probably already pantry staples.  The batter comes together quickly, and can be made, and refrigerated, the night before.  Bake them for about 20 minutes the next morning.  Not only will your house smell amazing, but you’ll have a warm, portable breakfast to take as you get out the door and on with your day!

Watch how easy these muffins are to make. Spoiler alert: they are super fun to watch rise!

For a gluten free version, click here

To find more recipes like this, and add variety to your family’s meals, click here for a sample of our meal plan.

Apple Fritter Muffins

  • Author: MOMables.com
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped in small even sized pieces (any variety)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature (not melted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon
  3. In a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer, beat sugar and butter until smooth and creamy.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  5. Add vanilla extract.
  6. Combine flour and bakng powder together in a bowl.
  7. Stir into creamed butter mixture.
  8. Add milk to batter until smooth.
  9. Fill muffin cups with approximately one tablespoon of batter and distribute chopped apple evenly in all cups.
  10. Top with additional batter, about another one tablespoon, covering the apple
  11. Top each muffin with 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar mixture.
  12. Using the back of a fork, gently swirl brown sugar and cinnamon mixture into muffin batter.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for about 22 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  14. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Notes

You can use whole-wheat pastry flour (white whole-wheat) but not regular wheat flour. If you want to add whole-wheat flour to the recipe, you can use 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1/2 whole-wheat flour. Using 100% regular whole-wheat flour will yield dense muffins.

 

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Gluten-Free Apple Plum Cobbler

Do you need a simple cobbler recipe your kids will love? Look no further. This one is delicious and can be eaten for breakfast or dessert!

gluten free apple plum cobblerPicking apples in the fall is a favorite pastime for my family. There are so many wonderful orchards and apple farms where I live.

Here at MOMables, we are always looking for ways to get our kids more involved. Whether it is packing their lunches you receive from your weekly meal plan or having play time in the back yard, MOMables is here to help!

Baking with the apples we’ve picked is an even more enjoyable experience. What better way to incorporate them into a recipe than with this simple fruit- and cinnamon-filled treat.

gluten free apple plum cobblerGreat for breakfast with yogurt, or serve it warm for dessert with a scoop of ice cream.

This recipe can easily be made dairy-free by using a non-dairy butter substitute. I make mine with a lactose-free coconut spread, adding an extra element of deliciousness.

Because it doesn’t have to be eaten warm, it’s delicious inside the lunch box at room temperature.

Apple Plum Oat Cobbler

  • Author: MOMables
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 3 plums, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose GF flour
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons room-temperature butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the plums, apples, and apple juice. Add the sugar, salt, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the flour. Once these are combined, add the oats and the melted butter. Toss to combine well.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon, the brown sugar, and the room-temperature butter, and mix until the butter is broken down into small balls.
  5. Distribute the butter crumbles over the oat and fruit mixture.
  6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the oats are golden brown and the apples are tender.

 

12 gluten free apple ring donuts

Gluten-Free Apple Ring Donuts

Need a fun, gluten-free breakfast idea? These apple donut rings will be a huge hit!

gluten free apple ring donuts

Haven’t given breakfast much thought? Thanks to MOMables, your school lunches are made easy and packed healthy because you get this amazing weekly meal plan, right? So now let’s refocus and think breakfast for a couple of minutes.

Apples are a fall favorite. Pick, bake, and enjoy the yummy smell of cinnamon and spices filling your household with warmth and deliciousness. This morning treat has the added nutrition of ground flax, making these gluten-free donuts a simple starter to your school– and workday.

MOM Recipe Tip: These donuts can be made dairy-free by subbing the butter for a vegan alternative spread and egg-free by using your preferred replacer.

Gluten-Free Apple Ring Donuts

  • Author: MOMables
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large apples, cored and peeled
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat a donut pan liberally with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the following dry ingredients: flour, flax, xanthan gum (if using), baking powder, salt, and spices.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together the egg, butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
  4. On a cutting board, slice the apples into rings no more than 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix. Add the applesauce, and mix again to form the batter.
  6. Using a teaspoon, spoon the batter into the bottom of the donut pan, just enough to lightly cover the bottom.
  7. Add an apple ring and press lightly into the batter. Top with another teaspoon of batter, lightly covering the exposed ring. Repeat, filling all the cavities.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

 

 

30 Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

This apple pie cookies recipe is perfect for a delicious lunchbox treat or a bake sale!

Need the perfect cookie to add to the lunch box? These apple pie cookies are perfectly sweet and delicious with the added apple crunch.

Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

I love apple pie. The crunchy filling, a hint of vanilla, and all those warm spices make it a delicious dessert. However, apple pie slices are hard to sell at a bake sale. They are sticky, you need plates and forks—they just don’t work well.

I chose apples because they are available year-round. And, for this recipe, I wanted to create a cookie that would have some of the classic flavors, include fresh fruit, and be easy to make. Wanting to stay true to all of MOMables recipes, I also wanted a lunch box–worthy cookie. A cookie that would make kids happy.

apple pie cookies in lunchbox MOMables.com

Wouldn’t these make an awesome addition to the lunch box? Think of them as portable little apple pies—almost. Between this recipe and the never-ending stream of ideas in the MOMables Menus, your family will be eating a bigger variety of foods than ever!

Get the recipe for these awesome cookies here.

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