It's time to send the kiddies (and hubbies) back to school (work) and it's important to make sure their lunches are packed full of delicious and healthy snacks. Fruit is always a favorite but can often be rather messy when traveled with. Dried fruit really is the best of both worlds.
You can dry just about any fruit, it's all up to your imagination and taste buds! Certainly we've heard of dried apricots (my favorite!) but Dried Watermelon that Emily recently featured on The Kitchn is certainly a new idea. If you don't think you're quite ready for that, try making the Dried Strawberries from World Wide Gourmet. So simply and taste so delicious.
You can easily make any of these in large batches and they will last quite some time. Throw them in with the kids lunches, use as an after school snack or even throw them on top of ice cream for dessert!
• How To Make Dried Figs, eHow
• Dried Strawberries, World Wide Gourmet
• Dried Watermelon, The Kitchn
• Dried Apples, Waskochen
• Dried Fruit Rolls, Instructables
Related: How Do I Cook With Sundried Tomatoes?
(Images: as linked above)