March 14, 2022
Who doesn’t love food on a stick? Especially during summer vacation or after school hours, my kids love being able to grab a quick, healthy snack and get back to playing outside.
What are Fruit Skewers
Fruit Skewers, Fruit Kebabs, Fruit on a Stick… whatever you call it, it’s an amazing snack to give to kids. We love fruit skewers because the fruit is bite-size, portable, fun, and healthy! If you alternate the colors just right, you can make a gorgeous rainbow effect with these healthy fruit skewers, so fun!
Fruit skewers are easy to make, sure to please, and great for prepping ahead. MOMables is all about making your life just a little bit easier.
Best Fruit to Put on Fruit Kebabs
The sky is the limit when it comes to what to serve on your fruit skewers. Some of our favorites are
- Honeydew Melon
You can customize them to your family’s taste or sneak in a new fruit for them to try. For a bit of extra fun, use these mini cookie cutters to shape the melons and other larger fruits into cute shapes. You can use the extra bits and pieces from your child’s fruit skewers for a fruit salad on your own plate. Nothing goes to waste and it will all taste amazing.
Want to take it up a notch? Try my chocolate-dipped banana split bites on a stick, next!
Dip for Fruit Skewers
Of course, fruit skewers are nice and flavorful on their own, but you can also try serving them up with a good dipping sauce. One of the favorite fruit dipping sauces at our house is my Homemade Sunflower Chocolate Spread. Think of it as a healthy, nut-free version of Nutella.
More Fruit Dip Ideas:
What Else Can You Serve on a Skewer?
Here at MOMables, we know that food on a stick simply tastes better! You can have any meal on a stick if you get creative enough. Breakfast, lunch dinner? And definitely some desserts! If you have a child who has been shy to try something new, try sticking it on a skewer. It’s a little trick that helps picky eaters feel more adventurous at the table!
See more recipes you can make with skewers here:
Fruit skewers are great as a healthy after-school snack, a pretty and healthy appetizer for any party, or even a great gift for teachers, babysitters, or neighbors! We love finding exciting ways to serve fruit, including homemade fruit leather and even banana chips!
I’ve found that fresh fruit and vegetables make the perfect healthy snack for kids. In fact, sometimes healthy snacks like these fruit skewers or a green smoothie are the easiest way to get some extra nutrition in your child’s diet.
If you’d like more help eliminating processed foods from your family’s diet and replacing the junk with delicious, fresh food I’ve got just the thing you need! The Family KickStart Program was created to help families eat healthier together without any of the fuss, arguments and whining. We’ve got a healthy version of pancakes, healthy lunches and dinners EVERYONE will love (yep, it’s all been picky-eater approved) and even a weekly treat. You could think of it like a Whole30…but for the whole family. See more details and get a free sample of the Family KickStart Program here.
Fruit Skewers Make Ahead
If you want to make your fruit skewers ahead of time, you can! These skewers are also easy to make and easy to prep. Start by thoroughly washing all the fruit and berries. You can watch the video below to see how I wash my berries and other fruits to help them stay fresh for longer.
Next, if using apples on your rainbow fruit skewers you’ll want to keep your apples from turning brown and messing up the colorful rainbow. A little bit of lemon juice or pineapple juice on the apples should keep them looking fresh and beautiful even if you store them.
After washing and adding a little lemon juice store the fruit skewers in a plastic zip-top bag in the fridge with a damp paper towel, and they are ready to go whenever you need them. The paper towel will soak up any excess moisture and keep the fruit crisp and delicious.
Tuck these in a lunchbox or keep them at home for a delicious mid-day snack for kids.
- Honeydew melon
- Wash the fruit and pat dry.
- Cut about 2-inch slices of kiwifruit and melon.
- Use small cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the melon and kiwifruit.
- Assemble the skewers by alternating the fruit in a pattern of your choice.