Why shouldn’t nutritious food be fun. Some of us either know a picky eater or have one, and we’ve all heard them say, “I don’t like this!” This is the time of year when fresh fruits and vegetables are consumed the most. Parents, remember that our children look up to us and they love being little helpers. Why not get them involved with the process as much as possible, they can get creative and use cookie cutters, waffle ice cream bowl, or bamboo sticks to make fruit kabobs using patterns. If your child doesn’t like certain textures it’s ok just eliminate those fruits and try them at another time.
Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad
- 1 lb fresh strawberries, diced
- 1 lb fresh pineapple, diced
- 12 oz fresh blueberries
- 12 oz red grapes, diced into halves
- 4 kiwis, peeled and diced
- 1 (15 oz) can mandarin oranges in juice, drained well and sliced into halves
- 2 ripe bananas, diced
Honey Lime Dressing
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tsp lime zest (zest of 2 medium limes)
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Add all fruit to a large mixing bowl. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together they honey, lime zest and lime juice. Pour over fruit just before serving and toss to evenly coat (as it sits for a few minutes the juices will gather at the bottom, so toss again before plating).
Remember it is ok to have fun with your food !
Written By: Cynthia L, Staff writer, Modern Domestic