It's easy for children to grow bored of eating fruits on a daily basis, tired of the same ways in which fruits are combined or slipped into their desserts. Here's a fun and easy recipe which involves no cooking, to make eating fruits more enjoyable. These fruit plates or skewers are fun to make and you can involve your children in this activity which borders arts and craft!
The skewers are also a great option to serve at birthday parties to incorporate fruits into the menu. Whipped cream or chocolate dipping sauce served on the side can easily transition this dish from a snack into a dessert.
What You Need -
• Black grapes washed and cut into two halves
• Blueberries washed and left whole
• Kiwis peeled and cut into cubes
• Bananas peeled and cut into cubes
• Oranges peeled, broken into segments, with thin white peel removed
• Strawberries washed, hulled and cut in half lengthwise
• Wooden skewers
What to do -
I have purposely left out how many fruits to wash and prepare as the number will vary based on how many rainbow plates or skewers you will make. For each plate or skewer, you need the same proportion of each fruit.
Prepare all your fruit beforehand and keep it ready before assembling each plate or skewer.
Starting from the black grapes, begin arranging the fruits, one line at a time. Following the colours of the rainbow (here I have combined Indigo and Blue to be shown with the bluebrries), create lines of fruits above each other on the plate.
Instead of placing the fruits in a straight line, line them into a semi-circle to better mimic a rainbow. Place a marshmallow on either end of your "rainbow" to complete your plate.
If you want to make the dish easier to eat for children, you can also skewer the fruit in a line on a wooden skewer based on the colours of the rainbow. This makes them easier to pick up and eat without needing a spoon.