Baked apple chips

If you just came back from a Minnesota apple orchard with a 10-pound bag of apples (what a steal!) — and you’re not quite sure what to do with them all — try this recipe from the new cookbook: Little Bites: 100 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Snacks. 

Once you’ve made it, this recipe should be easy to remember: Bake for 2 hours at 200 degrees — and it makes 2 cups that can be stored for up to 2 weeks.


1 tablespoon of canola oil

4 apples

Juice of 1 medium lemon (about 3 tablespoons)



Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

Brush a wire rack with canola oil and place it on a baking sheet.

Core the apples and cut them into ¼-inch slices.

Toss the apple slices in a medium bowl with the lemon juice (to prevent discoloration).

Arrange the slices on the wire rack and bake for 2 hours.

Cool the apple chips completely.

Store the slices — this recipe makes about 2 cups — in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Source: Little Bites: 100 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Snacks by Christine Chitnis and Sarah Waldman is a handy little book that features wholesome, seasonal, vegetarian snacks for active families.