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Fun fruit kabobs

Choosing healthy foods at snack time can be challenging, but here is a fun, simple, nutritious and most importantly, delicious treat that kids will love.

Fun fruit kabobs

Number of Servings: 24
Serving Size:  1 kabob
Source:  http://kidshealth.org/kid/recipes/recipes/fruit_kabobs.html

Ingredients:

  • 6 apples – medium size
  • 6 bananas – medium size
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes
  • 2 cups green seedless grapes
  • 4 cups pineapple chunks
  • 6 cups nonfat yogurt
  • 1½ cup dried coconut, shredded
  • 24 Wooden skewer sticks

Preparation:

  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.
  2. Put the fruit onto a large plate.
  3. Spread coconut onto another large plate.
  4. 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.
  5. Hold your kabob at the ends and roll it in the yogurt, so the fruit gets covered.
  6. Roll kabob in coconut.

Want ideas for additional healthy snacks?  Check out the following recipes:

Awesome Applesauce
Apple Ladybugs
Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

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© 2013. NMSU Board of Regents. All rights reserved. This project was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the National Research Initiative (Grant #2008-55215-18837).

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