The Adorable School Snack We Wish We'd Thought Of

If both of you agree that ants on a log is getting a little old, add a fun new twist to snack time with this adorable, nutritious recipe. And, yes, it's fine to take some to the office for yourself. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.

Crispy apple-wiches
Sandwiches made with bread are so last year-and not just for those who have given up gluten. Add more crunch with this fruity, protein-rich snack or meal.

1 large apple
1/2 lemon
2 Tbsp peanut, tree nut, or seed butter
2 Tbsp granola

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Use an apple corer or melon baller to remove the apple's core. Cut half an inch off the top and bottom of the apple. Cut apple crosswise into four 1/2-inch-thick slices. They will look like bagels with holes in the center. Rub the cut side of the lemon over both sides of the apple slices to keep them from browning. Spread peanut butter on two of the apple slices. Sprinkle granola over the peanut butter. Top with remaining apple slices.

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Makes two crispy apple-wiches.

Recipe excerpted from Best Lunch Box Ever by Katie Morford, RD.

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