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Healthy Lunch Ideas With Musselman’s Apple Sauce

Kids get bored easily, and if you have lots of kids it can be time consuming to come up with easy and delicious snack ideas every day. That’s why having a healthy favorite always on hand makes a parent’s life easier, whether packing up a child’s lunchbox or giving them a snack when they take a break from playing. Musselman’s Apple Sauce are great-tasting and come in ready-to-go and eat packages that make them a simple and natural choice for the lunchbox.

We’ve been enjoying apple sauce in a variety of ways lately, because I want to incorporate more healthful snacking into my sons’ lifestyles, and Musselman’s apple sauce is non-GMO and is sweetened with cane sugar (no high fructose corn syrup). The original Musselman’s Apple Sauce cups are about 4 oz and the Big Cup packages are almost 6 oz.

Healthy Snack & Lunch Ideas

We try to eat healthy for every meal, and lunch is no exception. Here are some ways Musselman’s Apple Sauce helps me out.

1. Musselman’s Big Cup Apple Sauce are perfect to pop into the kids’ lunch boxes for school, and the Cinnamon flavor is so tasty my husband has been asking me to add it to his too.
2. Ham and applesauce sandwich – two slices of whole wheat bread, topped with honeybaked ham and Musselman’s Chunky Apple Sauce, is incredibly tasty while being simple and easy to make. I make this on days we are home.
3. Green salad with apple vinaigrette – I love this tasty lunch idea and am sharing my recipe below!

Homemade Applesauce Vinaigrette

My favorite way to enjoy apple sauce is in a tasty vinaigrette, because the sweet tartness of a good apple sauce like Musselman’s Apple Sauce really enhances the flavor.


1/2 cup Musselman’s Unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic crushed
a pinch of sea salt and a pinch of ground black pepper


Place the applesauce, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and salt and pepper in a small bowl and stir together. Store in a jar with tight lid and enjoy with your favorite salad or veggies.

Musselman’s apple sauce is available in family-size jars, single-serve cups, and easy to use, grab-and-go squeeze pouches. They are made with 100% American grown apples, and Musselman’s is a grower-owned cooperative that has bee making apple sauce for over a century.

Obviously delicious snacks can be enjoyed throughout the day, at home or in the car while driving to soccer practice. It can be served alongside dinner, or for a quick breakfast. It’s healthy, delicious, and Musselman’s Apple Sauce is GMO-free, with no high fructose corn syrup. Great-tasting and healthy, just like snacks for kids should be.

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*While Musselman’s uses GMO-free cane sugar in all of their apple sauce, the Honey-Cinnamon flavor contains honey, which cannot be verified GMO-free.