I love sending fruit in my husband, Joshua's, lunchbox, and especially fresh fruit! However, since his lunch break is only 15 minutes, I need to pack things that are quick and easy to eat.
Bananas are a good choice, and Joshua eats two of those every day. I also get grapes whenever the price is reasonable. I wash them and take them off the stem before putting them in his lunch.
Joshua likes apples, but apples that have been sliced for a period of time get dark and less appealing. We tried a variety of solutions, including lemon juice, citric acid, or just plain water in the container with the apple slices. They still turned somewhat dark and/or tasted very sour.
My solution? Open a can of pineapple. Drain the juice into a tightly-sealing container. Put freshly sliced apples in the container, replace the lid, and shake for a couple seconds. The apples stay bright and taste delicious!
Next, put the pineapple in a container or two, and add that to the lunchbox, too! :) Or, use the pineapple for banana pineapple bread! Yummy! :)