Fruit salad was one of my favorite dishes from my childhood. I knew I was in for a treat everytime I saw it on the table because vanilla icecream always came with the fruit salad. Yummy! Even now, when I visit India and see fruit salad on the table, my smile stretches from cheek to cheek. When I looked at how my kids eat their fruits, I realized that they are one fruit at a time eating kids. I made these skewers thinking they could eat 3-4 fruits at the same time while having fun holding the skewer in their hands. The result — these fruit kebabs kept flying off the table. I sent the fruit kebabs in to my daughter’s preschool as a snack and they were a hit there.
Here are a few things to keep in mind though:
- 30 wooden mini skewers
- Fruits (any fruits you want - mangoes, watermelon, kiwis, banana, grapes, blueberries etc)
- Cut fruit into bite-size chunks.
- Thread fruit chunks onto wooden skewers.
- Fruit kebabs are a great way to introduce new fruits to the kids. I added mango in between the familiar grapes and blueberries.
- They are a healthy alternative to cakes. Instead of a piece of brownie or cake, you can make these fruit skewers and thread a piece of cake or marshmallow or brownie in the skewer.
- Using bite sized fruits such as blueberries and grapes, significantly cuts down the prep time.
- The wooden skewer sticks have sharp edges, so you have to be decide whether the kids can use them without incident. Surprisingly the kids at my daugther’s preschool handled them just fine.