It’s not always easy to find snacks both of my girls will agree on. My youngest loves just about anything, but she has an allergy to artificial food dyes, so unless she wants hives we have to avoid a lot of different processed foods. My oldest has selective tastes. She wants to like different things, but she can’t help it if her taste buds aren’t happy what she offers them.
This is why I turn to fruit. There are many ways to serve fruit, including sprinkling on different toppings or spices. We even like serving them with fruit dip dip. This time I decided to go with a fun presentation focus. Rainbow Fruit Kabobs.
Sometimes just serving fruit in a fun way makes it an entirely new experience for the kids. We don’t usually serve this with dip or other toppings, but I encourage you to make it your own. If your kids are younger this might be a fun snack to serve while learning about the colors of the rainbow, how rainbows are made, or as a treat for a colorful birthday party. Don’t forget backyard BBQ’s or other family gatherings. Get yourself a fancy toothpick or skewer, such as lemongrass and create some beautiful hors d’oeuvres for a more elegant presentation.
No matter what you decide to do with these fruit kabobs, you can’t deny that sometimes the simplest idea can be the best.
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
- (substitute or add any fruit you desire in the colors of the rainbow)
- Cut up fruit into bite size pieces.
- Find some small, decorative skewers, or some bigger decorative drink stirrers to use for the skewer. Thread the prepared fruit onto each skewer in rainbow order.
It’s as simple as that and it’s a great project for kids. They’ll love helping you make these delicious kabobs. You can have your grill out and be healthy too, it just takes a little creativity and some willingness to prepare the fruit in advance. As a hint, if you want to cheat just a little to save time, buy some pre-cut fruit from your local grocery store. It may cost a little extra, but that might be worth the time it takes to cut everything up.
This is a guest post by Mary Juett
Mary is owner and author at the blog Living a Sunshine Life. She shares insight into her life and provides inspiration for discovering the positive in every day. You’ll find posts about her family and pets, her hobbies such as cooking and crocheting, as well as a glimpse into her geeky side. Mary is a military wife who homeschools her two daughters while managing the blog. She has a Masters degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a strong interest in Social Psychology and Positive Psychology. When she’s not managing the family, household or blog you can find her enjoying nature, geocaching, writing, reading or working on one of her many sewing projects.