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, hulled16 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese
Time needed: 30 minutes preparation
- Wash, peel, and prepare the fruit.
- Cut the cheese into 32 cubes.
- 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.
- Serve chilled.
|Total Fat:||11.5 g|
|Saturated Fat:||6.4 g|
|Total Carbohydrate:||16.1 g|
|Dietary Fiber:||1.9 g|
|Total Sugar:||10.9 g|
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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