Our goal each day is to eat five fruit and vegetables. It usually isn’t too difficult, but some days we are better than others. This applesauce however is a super easy way to get three full servings of fruits and veggies, without complaint!
Mixing veggies into applesauce is something that the food industry has caught on to, and with great success. Slurping applesauce out of the disposable pouches has turned into multiple product lines with a variety of different fruit, and now VEGGIES! I actually love seeing these products. The majority of companies I’ve seen don’t add any sugar to the product, so we totally approve.
However, with every good product that catches on with the younger kids, we like to make our own. So, here is our
So, the process is simple. We used
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup orange juice (1/3 for thicker applesauce, 1/2 for a bit thinner)
Placed all in a small saucepan and cooked on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes. Until our carrots were soft to the touch.
Then, we removed the cooked fruit and blended it up. I used a food processor, but a blender will do.
We like our applesauce thick! If your kids prefer a thinner consistency (more like store bought), you can add more orange juice.
The apple and carrots have absorbed all the juice, and are soft enough to blend up.
Last- add your fruit and veggie sauce to lunch!
Again, this is a super easy and delicious way to pack those veggies into your kids day. You can send it to school in containers, or in those fun new reusable pouches. (links below!)
Carrot-Berry Lunchbox Applesauce