Rich in vitamins and fiber, applesauce can be a healthy snack and another way to get kids to eat their fruit. Again, low-sugar varieties are best. After the infant and toddler years, a glob of mushy applesauce may sound boring and bland to your young ones. To mix it up and make it more palatable for kids, add cinnamon and stir in raisins or nuts.
As it turns out, cinnamon is not only a delicious spice, its health benefits are nothing to sneeze at. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found in many studies that this spice humans have been using for thousands of years could help lower blood sugar in addition to helping lower cholesterol [source: Walters].
HINT: For another fun way to serve applesauce, you can freeze individual portions to make applesauce popsicles.