By: Jodie Shield, RD
On a hot summer day, fruit makes a refreshing dessert. Add a little fun by letting your kids create their own fruit kebabs. I first developed this recipe on a rainy day. Instead of kebabs I called them rainbow wands – just dip and let the magic begin. The sun will come out tomorrow!
Rainbow Wands with Fluffy Fruit Dip
makes 6 servings
Red fruit, such as watermelon, strawberries, or cherries
Orange fruit, such as oranges, cantaloupe, or mango
Yellow fruit, such as pineapple or banana
Green fruit, such as seedless green grapes, honeydew melon, or kiwi
Blue fruit, such as large blueberries
Purple fruit, such as seedless purple grapes or plums
1 cup fruit-flavored low-fat yogurt
1 cup fat-free whipped topping, thawed
1 teaspoon honey
To make the wands:Wash and cut fruit into bite-size pieces that can be assembled on wooden skewers. Place the fruit in separate bowls, and line them up according to the various colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple). Assemble the fruit on the skewers according to the rainbow colors, tthen break off the sharp ends of the skewers to help prevent injuries. For younger children, you may simply want to make a rainbow fruit salad.
To make the dip:Mix the yogurt, whipped topping, and honey together in a medium-size bowl. Scoop the dip into little serving cups so kids can do their own dipping.
How I lowered fat and calories:
- Used low-fat yogurt
- Substituted fat-free whipped topping for whipped cream.