June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month and it's the perfect time for foodies to unite and pay attention to eating more fresh produce not just this month, but all year round.
Fresh fruits are nature's sweet gift to human being. Who needs to go to a specialty ice cream store bragging to have a dozen flavors, when nature is offering us a vast choice of healthy and all-natural fruits to munch on?
Coloful kabobs are a fun way to eat your favorite fruit. Nothing is easier than eating bite-size fruits off a stick! Kids would surely love this colorful presentation, and serving these for snacks or dessert will surely encourage them to eat and love fresh fruits.
Firecracker Fruit Kabobs (Vegan Hoop)
This Firecracker Fruit Kabobs from Vegan Hoop is a fun way to serve watermelon, banana, kiwi, strawberry and cantaloupe. Kids will have no difficulty downing three sticks of this fruit kabob - they normally wouldn't eat that much fruit if not skewered and colorfully presented!
"Perfect for a summer BBQ, simply place the already cut up fruit on a table and allow the little ones to create their very own edible firecracker. The best part is watching them devour fresh fruit while having a good time."
Fresh Fruit Kabobs (The Lucky Fox)
For those whose kids are not so much into fresh fruits and would need a little push to learn to love them, it might be a great idea to use chocolate as bait. The Lucky Fox has a blog post featuring Fresh Fruit Kabobs that uses any combination of fruits drizzled with melted semi-sweet chocolate.
"I set my kabobs on a wire rack, so the excess chocolate would spill through vs. pooling up around the fruit."
- Semi sweet chocolate chips
- Any combination of fruits like pineapples and grapes
Colorful Grab-And-Go Fruit Kabobs (SL By Stephanie Lynn)
SL By Stephanie Lynn has a great and refreshing recipe idea called Colorful Grab-And-Go Fruit Kabobs. The fruits are cut into thinner slices and skewered together, creating a brightly-colored striped kabob that offers different flavors and textures of fruits all complementing one another.
"A variety of fruit is encouraged in the daily diet for maximum health benefits. These threaded layers of fruit not only create a beautiful presentation but pack multiple vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients, and antioxidants onto one easy to eat wooden skewer."
Ludy's Kitchen Healthy Tip:
Take advantage of the natural flavors of fruits by shopping for whatever is in season. Not only do fruits taste best when they're in season, they also cost less, so that's two birds in one stone!
Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.