Recipe: Fruity Kebabs

by Sana Sandström

Fruit KabobsFruit on a stick, the ideal kids' party fare! Did we say kids? Our mistake! When served with a yogurt dip, fruit kebabs appeal to all ages. Make it part of your Super Bowl finger food buffet, Saturday afternoon barbecue or serve with a breakfast egg casserole.

Just in case you're serving a house full of excited kids, alternate 3/4" cubes of cheese with the fruit. The added protein keeps everyone's blood sugar level and reduces those "bounce-off-the-walls" sugar highs.

Here's how to make it, just in time for your Super Bowl Shindig or your preschooler's birthday bash!

Fruity Kebabs

Prep time: 20 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes | Yield: one party's worth

Ingredients

You'll need the following items: wooden skewers, lemon juice and at least four types of fruit such as:

  • kiwis
  • bananas
  • strawberries
  • grapes
  • apples
  • mango
  • raspberries
  • oranges
  • melons

Directions

Trim the sharp ends of the sticks with scissors, especially if you're serving children. Peel and chop your fruit into chunks. Sprinkle apples and bananas with lemon juice. Carefully slide a mixture of fruits each skewer.

Serve plain, with a yogurt dip or drizzled with chocolate. Enjoy!

Cook's Note

Everything's better with dip! Please share your family's favorites in comments.

Spicy Pineapple Dipping Sauce
• 1/4 cup pureed pineapple
• 1/2 cup plain yogurt
• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Stir pineapple and yogurt together. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Zesty Lime Dipping Sauce
• 1/2 cup plain yogurt
• zest of one lime
• 1 teaspoon honey
Blend all the ingredients together.

Strawberry Dip
• 1/2 cup plain yogurt
• 2 tablespoons reduced fat cream cheese
• 1/4 cup fruit only strawberry jam or 1/3 cup fresh strawberries
Blend the ingredients together and chill for 20 minutes.

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