Today we’re celebrating episode 4 of Fun With Food! We’re making Apple Shape Cookies while learning about the letter A sound, counting, colors, shapes, our 5 senses and the health benefits of apples. Plus, this time in the big cooking pot we have an “out-of-this-world” surprise!
If you’re looking for learning videos for kids that are quality, wholesome and fun I recommend watching our new show, Fun With Food! Fun With Food is an Educational Cooking Show for Kids. In each episode, we make a recipe or go on a food adventure while learning about letters, numbers, colors, shapes, nutrition, feelings and more. Fun with Food is created and hosted by Megan Roosevelt, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and mom of 2.
Health Benefits of Apples
Apples contain prebiotic fiber, which is beneficial for feeding your “good” gut bacteria and helping your microbiome thrive! While apple juice has fiber removed, it still contains antioxidants. Antioxidants are incredible at protecting cells from harmful free radicals, which may lead to chronic diseases over time. Apple skin contains an antioxidant called quercetin, which has many health promoting qualities, one of them being its role in reducing inflammation!
Health Benefits of Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a nutritious food, with nearly 2 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein per tablespoon, peanut butter can help fuel you and keep you feeling full. Peanut Butter is made from peanuts which contain protein, fat, fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Peanuts contain omega-6 fatty acids, a fatty acid that lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol and increases good (HDL) cholesterol. Peanuts are also a source of arginine, an amino acid that promotes good blood vessel function and may help prevent heart disease.
Apple CookiesPrint Recipe
- Small shape cookie cutters Basic shapes such as: circle, star, square, triangle, hexagon, oval.
- 2 red apples
- 2 green apples
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- Wash and dry apples
- Carefully slice all of the apples horizontally, into 1/2 inch thick rounds. You'll want 12 total round apple slices.
- Use small shaped cookie cutters to cut out the cores. You'll need a bottom and a top piece for each cookie, so each shape should have a bottom apple piece and a top apple piece.
- Spread 1 tablespoon (or more) of peanut butter between each matched pair to create your apple cookies, enjoy!
Kid-Friendly Kitchen Tools
We love and use these knives!
Fun With Food colorful plates, see here!
Apple shape cookie cutters I use, see here!
Where To Watch Fun With Food
Watch more episodes of Fun With Food here!
You can can also follow along for more food fun on Instagram here @funwithfoodkids.
What Is Fun With Food?
Fun With Food is an Educational Cooking Show for Kids. In each episode, we make a recipe or go on a food adventure while learning about letters, numbers, colors, shapes, nutrition, feelings and more. Fun with Food is created and hosted by Megan Roosevelt, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and mom of 2.