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Old 01-24-2013, 12:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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funny question I know. I put one in a ziplock and then the uneaten part can be saved but I hate using so many plastic bags. What are other options for apple to carry and save? They won't fit in any containers that we have already.

 

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Can you not just throw the whole apple in? That's what I do.


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If this is something that comes up often would it be worth getting a container which works. Alternatively what about those reuseable sandwich bags with the PUL lining?

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I slice it with an apple slicer, but not all the way down. Just enough so it's sliced but it stays together and you can break the slices off. Then I close it back up and wrap it in press n' seal.  It keeps for a few hours.  Some types of apples get brown faster than others!


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A whole apple will not fit in my dh's container so I just slice them up. They fit in our reusable containers at that point. A little lemon juice on the cut apple surfaces keeps them from browning.

 

Is there a reason the apple needs to stay uncut to begin with?


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Main reason I can think to have an apple needs to stay uncut is because cutting it up & packing it  can be a pain-in-the-neck.

 

If a child is not regularly finishing apples, consider buying smaller apples?
 

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Main reason I can think to have an apple needs to stay uncut is because cutting it up & packing it  can be a pain-in-the-neck.

 

If a child is not regularly finishing apples, consider buying smaller apples?
 

 

Really? Maybe you cut it up more than I do. Cutting an apple (or orange) in half or in quarters takes very little effort for me and then it fits nicely in the reusable containers we have.


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I throw it in a paper bag or lunch box and let nature take it's course. smile.gif
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We buy wax bags at the health food store. :) 


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