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April 05, 2007

Healthy Eating: Kid-Friendly Fruit Kabobs

Kids love creative projects (and - let's face it - to play with their food), so fruit kabobs are a no-brainer. And they’re a sweet your kids will love -- no need to tell them it’s good for them!

This healthy recipe was found on a site called Kids Health, which lists many recipes for kids, including those intended to help with specific illnesses such as Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Celiac Disease. Learn more about healthy eating for children...

Makes 4 servings

  1 apple
  1 banana
  1/3 c. red seedless grapes
  1/3 c. green seedless grapes
  2/3 cup pineapple chunks
  1 cup yogurt
  1/4 c. dried coconut, shredded
  1/3 cup strawberries (optional)

Equipment:

  knife (for adult assistance)
  2 wooden skewer sticks
  large plate

  1. Prepare the fruit by washing the grapes, washing the apples and cutting them into small squares, peeling the bananas and cutting them into chunks, and cutting the pineapple into chunks, if it's fresh. Put the fruit onto a large plate.
  2. Spread coconut onto another large plate.
  3. Slide pieces of fruit onto the skewer and design your own kabob by putting as much or as little of whatever fruit you want! Do this until the stick is almost covered from end to end.
  4. Hold your kabob at the ends and roll it in the yogurt, so the fruit gets covered. Then roll it in the coconut.
    Repeat these steps with another skewer.

For more healthy recipes check out the other delicious recipes listed on this blog or visit Green Mountain Healthy Living Recipe Favorites.

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Posted by Laura on April 5, 2007 | Permalink



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