Here's where you can have a little fun. Apple sauce used to be "old school," but now it comes in packets that can be squeezed, crushed or pinched to squirt the fruity goodness into your mouth. Plus, there are lots of varieties. There's apple-strawberry, apple-grape, and even apples mixed with carrots.
Be advised, not all applesauce packet products are created equal. Read the labels, and look for all natural ingredients and no added sugars. Once you find a product you can believe in, pick up a week or month's supply and add them daily to your child's lunch box.