Let me start off by saying that part of the Whole30 meal template is focusing on 3 main meals a day and limiting fruit. Snacking can be too addicting and prevents our metabolism from working as well. Fruit can also be an easy substitute for sugar and sweets…so this is not to incorporate daily into an afternoon snack if you are doing a whole30…but it can be a great snack for kids and to stay on the wagon during a whole30.
I remember my mom making cinnamon sugar apples for us often as a kid, and my own kids LOVE them. Sugar is out during the whole30 though. I needed something else to add to my lunch so I cut up an apple and grabbed the plain cinnamon not expecting much. My son asked if I would share but I reminded him it was not cinnamon with sugar. He said he didn’t care and before I knew it both kids were grabbing the rest of my apple slices! They were DELICIOUS!!
We used korintje cinnamon and pink lady apples. Man! I’ve had one every day since. It’s really the only fruit I’ve eaten those days so no over indulging per whole30 I have also been trying to switch to buying organic apples. Supposedly red apples carry some of the highest pesticide for fruits. My very favorites are honeycrisp, pink lady, and jazz apples. We also like it with almond butter and shredded coconut, but the spicy, korintje cinnamon is amazing this the sweet, crispy apples. The kids love taking these in their lunch now, even without the sugar, and you don’t have to worry about the apples looking brown since they’re covered with cinnamon.