Keep sliced apples fresh for your lunch, the kids’ lunch and after-school snacking.
First, wash the apple. Then, remove the core. Did you know there’s a tool for that? There’s also a tool that will let you core and slice the apple in one step. The trick is to hang on to the core, rather than throwing it in your composting pile.
Put the apple back together–core in the middle, slices pressed against it–and then wrap tight with plastic wrap. Having the core in place prevents air from getting to the slices. When it’s time for lunch or snacks, just unwrap and you’ve got a fresh, healthy, and ready-to-eat sliced apple.