What to pack in lunches has been a hot topic on a friend's facebook group. What you're making, what they're making, who is packing what. What do your kids eat? Not eat? And why the hell do we really care anyway. We have been in soup mode the last week keeping the one thermos the boys share in constant action, warm soup before sledding in 10 below zero weather keeps you warm.
My friend Steph who writes at Up North, Over Yonder and Out of My Mind mentioned a carrot apple salad the other day and posted a recipe. I really wanted to make so I made sure to make it happen this weekend. I wasn't going anywhere anyway, it's been snowing for days and we had at least a foot of new snow over night.
So it seemed a good time to see if indeed boys would eat an apple salad for lunch. And they did! I served it in the jars I would be sending it to school in so I could see if they would eat at least that much and they practically licked them clean. If you're looking to change up lunch and keep your kids happy this is a great side dish. I can see it used in wraps as a kind of waldorf salad wrap or topping lettuce with a dash of feta too, it's pretty delicious. I, of course, varied from her recipe because she used balsamic vinegar which I happened to be out of.
Carrot Apple Salad
3-4 large carrots, peeled, unless garden fresh the skins can be bitter
3 apples cored, if they are organic leave the skins on
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
2 TBSP honey
2 TBSP almond oil
attach the shredding blade to your food processor and shred the carrots and the apples
toss them with the lemon juice in a mixing bowl
add the vinegar, honey and oil to the food processor add a mixing blade and give it a whirl
toss with the shredded carrots and apples
serve right away or divide up for lunches
Peace and Love--