Cooking with Kids: Apple, Turkey and Cheese Pockets

Cooking with children is a great way to boost their self-esteem and encourage healthy eating habits. This easy recipe is great for young children ages four to six to make on their own.

This recipe is a great bite to eat that children can put together when they are hungry. Parents will have to pre-cut the apples and cheese for the kids to use. Apples are in season between July and October throughout Michigan, making them a great healthy snack for kids to eat in the summer.

Photo Credit: Mike Miller, A Heathier Michigan 

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Apple,, Turkey and Cheese Pockets


1 granny smith apple or apple of choice

1 slice lemon

Cut block of cheese into 1/2 inch rectangular pieces

Turkey deli meat or ham or lunch meat of choice

Apple, Turkey and Cheese Pockets

1. Slice the apple into 1/2 inch thick slices. Rub the apple with the lemon wedge to prevent from going brown.
2. Slice the cheddar cheese into 1/2 inch wide slices.
3. Place an apple slice and a cheese slice on top of the deli meat and fold over deli meat to wrap. Enjoy!

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