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fruit kabob

Fruit and cheese kabobs

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Make this healthy treat for snack or on-the-go breakfast. Your kid will love helping you create these colorful kabobs.

Number of servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 skewer


8 12-inch wooden skewers

2 cups cantaloupe, cubed

2 cups pineapple chunks, canned or fresh

2 kiwis, peeled and cut into eight chunks

16 strawberries, hulled

16 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese


Time needed: 30 minutes preparation

  1. Wash, peel, and prepare the fruit.
  2. Cut the cheese into 32 cubes.
  3. Slide pieces of fruit and cheese onto the skewer, alternating between the fruit and cheese. Use 4 pieces of cheese per skewer. Begin and end with strawberries.
  4. Serve chilled.

Nutritional information

Calories 219
Total Fat: 11.5 g
Saturated Fat: 6.4 g
Cholesterol: 36.3 mg
Sodium: 385 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 16.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
Total Sugar: 10.9 g
Protein: 14.4 g

Allergens: Dairy

Tips and variations

Young children (under 4) should not be served food on wooden skewers. Serve the fruit and cheese in a bowl or cup, or create mini-skewers on pretzels.

Try different kinds of fruit. Substitute fruit that is in-season such as watermelon or apple chunks.

Try different kinds of cheese. Cheddar goes well with fruit but will have a higher fat content.


This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.

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