We’re getting ready to head off to Asheville and my plan to keep Dylan occupied on the plane involves endless bags of snacks and free rein of my iPhone – yup, all yours buddy. You want to watch that excavator video again? Sure thing.

Finding healthy, affordable, and portable snacks for kids is a challenge. There are lots of cute shaped crackers and colorful goo but few wholesome and filling choices. These baked fruit chips couldn’t be easier and are endlessly adaptable. I’m already planning a mango version – yum.


Baked Apple & Banana Chips
1 banana, sliced thin
1 apple, sliced thin
juice of 1 lemon


Simple – toss sliced fruit with lemon juice (to avoid discoloring) and place on a baking rack. Bake low and slow, at 200 F, for 2 hours. I suggest either using a nonstick rack or spraying it with some oil to avoid frustration.


My only concern is that our chips are not going to make it to take-off. I’m pretty sure my little friend is planning on bringing the last bag on a bike ride he just informed me of by way of walking into the kitchen with his helmet strapped on….off we go!