Fall-ing into Late Summer Fruits

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Fall-ing Into Late Summer Fruits


August brings back-to-school, family outings, and the first hint of cooler temperatures. It is also a special time for delicious seasonal produce. From late-summer specialties to fall favorites, you’ll find a lot to love at your local farmer’s market, produce stand, or grocery store this time of year.

Take Your Pick

Apple season begins in August, with some orchards opening for the serious business of family apple-picking adventures. With varieties ranging from classic Red Delicious and Granny Smith to family favorites like Honeycrisp and Gala, Virginia has apples for everyone.

You and your kid-chef can eat your apples fresh or do a little family baking. Try this kid-friendly apple pie recipe from The Spruce. Is applesauce a family favorite? Try this super-simple recipe from Super Healthy Kids or punch up the nutrition with this veggie-added recipe from The Natural Nurturer.

Even though all eyes are on apples, don’t miss out on other late-summer fruits. Peaches, pears, nectarines, plums, grapes, cantaloupe, and watermelon are also in season. Try this old-fashioned peach cobbler recipe from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons – it only uses seven ingredients! 

Pack a Snack

girl eating late summer fruit apple

Fruit makes a great addition to a school-day snack. Some kids love a crisp apple or a bunch of grapes. They’re easy to pack and easy to eat. Cut juicier fruits like peaches, cantaloupe, and watermelon into cubes. Pop the cubes into a reusable container and you’ve got a healthy snack on the go.

These fruits also pair well with other kid-friendly foods. Stir some fresh fruit into vanilla yogurt and add some mini dark chocolate chips. Send along a little granola to sprinkle on the top.

If you’re looking for something different, try this creative, delicious, fruit sushi recipe from Rachel at KidsActivities.com. Not only is it a great way to eat fruit, but it’s also a fun cooking project for you and your kid chefs. Make it a day ahead and tuck it into an insulated bag for mid-day snacks.

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