Sunday, February 19, 2017

Take Back Our Lunch Apples! Apple Granola Peanut Butter Wraps and Opal Apples


Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Opal® apples 
but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. 

While Molly has been at preschool, I've been lucky enough to have her lunches and snacks covered but with kindergarten starting in the fall, my thoughts have been turning to school lunches. I do my best to provide my kids with healthy, whole food and thinking about packing lunches has slightly stressed me out. I worry about food getting squished and apples turning brown. 


I was excited to learn about Opal® Apples which are Non-GMO Project verified.  These naturally non-browning apples are perfect for the school lunchbox. This means I can cut apples for Molly's lunch without worrying about them browning by lunchtime. Another exciting feature about Opal® Apples is that they are grown in Washington State exclusively by Broetje and Congdon Orchards.


Opal® apples have a beautiful appearance with a crunchy texture and sweet, tangy flavor which pairs well with peanut butter and sweet, crunchy granola! I created these delicious wraps that we've been eating with gusto at lunch and breakfast. I'm definitely adding these to my school lunch recipe file though I'll probably substitute the peanut butter for sun butter and make sure the granola is nut-free. Until then, we'll consume the apples and peanut butter with glee! 


I picked up nearly a case of these apples on my monthly Costco run and we've been eating them like mad. I've been putting the apples, thinly sliced, in our snack bags when we leave the house in the morning. I love that they are still nice and fresh without a tinge of brown when we finally dig into them hours later. 


I'll stop going on about these awesome apples and leave you with an equally awesome lunch wrap. Add dried fruit or chia seeds for extra flavor or mix up the nut butters and granolas but never leave off the Opal® apples. 

Apple Granola Peanut Butter Wraps
by Rebecca Mongrain
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (2 wraps)
  • Two 10-inch Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced Opal apples
  • 2 tablespoons granola
Take your tortillas and spread each evenly with peanut butter.
Lay thinly sliced Opal apples evenly, lengthwise, down the center of the tortilla. Sprinkle with granola.
Beginning at one long side, roll the tortillas up.
Cut in half and serve. If serving later, wrap tightly and store in the refrigerator until serving or packing in lunch boxes.
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