Monday, August 24, 2009

Fruit Sticks

My kiddos LOVE fresh fruit, but often get tired of eating it the same old way. I am a big fan of making food fun and when it is healthy food, it gets even better!
Fruit Sticks
Items Needed:
Fruit (apples, bananas, peaches, cantaloupe, etc.)
Bamboo Skewers: cut sharp point off using scissors
Yogurt (I use plain or fat-free vanilla)
Topping (Sprinkles, crushed granola, cereal, nuts, etc.)
1. Using kitchen shears, cut bamboo skewers into three equal sections.
2. Cut up your fruit. Depending on what type of fruit you are using, you can use a melon baller or a basic knife to make different shapes.
For this recipe, we used apples and bananas. 3. Place yogurt in a small bowl. Using the skewers, pick up a piece of fruit and roll it in the yogurt.
4. Take yogurt-covered fruit and roll it in any desired toppings.
5. Place covered fruit on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Place in freezer for 5-10 minutes. This helps prevent yogurt from falling off the fruit and making a HUGE mess.
6. Remove from freezer and place on a plate. Serve immediately.
This is something that my kids can do by themselves. My boys find so much satisfaction in knowing that they created something themselves. Have fun!
*Be sure that an adult cuts the fruit and the skewers. Only allow children to roll fruit in yogurt and toppings.*

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