Encouraging children to eat more fruit is certainly not the same as the vegetable struggle. Full of natural sweetness, fruit is a healthy and delicious treat anytime of the day that children tend to gobble right up. Try to stick with produce that is in season whenever possible. Eating with the seasons is better for the environment, is more affordable, and is generally fresher/higher in nutrient density making it better for our health. Try these colorful, fun fruit skewers at your child’s next playdate or party. They are easy and always a crowd pleaser.
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup orange segments, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup kiwi, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup grapefruit, cut into 1 inch pieces
½ cup pineapple cut into 1 inch pieces
6-10 wooden skewers
Wash and dry all fruit thoroughly. For each skewer, thread fruit pieces in a rainbow pattern starting first with 1 raspberry, followed by a piece of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, kiwi and finally ending with 2 blueberries.
Rainbow Fruit Skewers