For a while I can get away with just putting an apple in my kids’ lunchboxes, but it doesn’t take long for them to want something a little different. The recipe below keeps well for days and is good in a lunchbox next to some blue ice or a frozen juice box.
This variety is super-easy, but you could play with it a variety of different ways. Many of the cookbooks I’ve got from the 1970s would add miniature marshmallows and vanilla pudding to it. You could use walnuts instead of pecans, use different types of apples, use dried cranberries instead of raisins, etc.
If you’ve got little ones eating this salad, I’d probably cut up the grapes and apples pretty well to keep the risk of choking down (says a mom who knows!)
6 medium Granny Smith apples, diced
Small bunch of seedless grapes, halved
3/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 8-oz. carton of vanilla yogurt
Mix all the ingredients together, being sure to coat the fruit with the yogurt. Keeps well in an airtight container in the fridge.