This may be a foodie frame of mind, but seriously…
…is there anything that sparks imagination more than the produce aisle this time of year?
The alluring medley of colors and flavors at your creative disposal gives you absolutely no excuse to bring yet another fruit platter to Friday night’s BBQ…
Not you. You’re gonna wow the neighborhood clan with something festive and spectacular. Such as these ridiculously cute fruit kabobs.
It’s as easy as purchase, cut and skewer…
Sure to be a crowd pleasing snack or dessert.
So, grab those cookie cutters and let’s put them to a far healthier use shall we?!
I made these easy fruit kabobs for a BBQ the other day, and quickly learned the added benefit of having something prepped that’s this healthy, delicious and convenient in my fridge…
It became my go-to snack throughout the work week.
I know I’m not alone here. If it’s sitting in my fridge and already made I’ll eat it. Because quite frankly I don’t have the extra 30 minutes to prep a meal in the middle of a busy work day.
So having healthy, delicious snacks prepped and ready to grab is one of the easiest ways I’ve found to stay healthy.
Way better than having a pantry full of pudding, rice crispy treats and cookies. Because you know when you or your family gets hungry, you’re going to eat it!
Use these fruit kabobs make ahead for the perfect grab and go snack. Way more exciting than reaching for an apple or orange.
If you’re looking a more substantial snack, try making fruit and cheese kabobs. I love doing this with an apple and cheddar cheese. You don’t have to get fancy with the shapes, just cut everything into chunks and skewer!
Another way to make this meal a little hardier is with a dip!
Of course there’s the obvious fruit kabobs dips like chocolate, marshmallows or honey…
But for those of us who aren’t looking to overload on sugar, try something more balanced like a Greek yogurt (high in protein), nut butter (high in fat) or cream cheese (high in protein and fat).
As you know, fruit contains little other than carbs in the way of sugar, so balancing this out with protein and fat will help keep you full, satiated, and wont spike your blood sugar.
If you’re just looking for a sinful treat, try making fruit kabobs with marshmallows, then drizzling them with chocolate… mmm MMM mmm!
After one quick fruit kabobs pinterest search, you’ll see there are about a billion different ideas on how to assemble these bad boys.
The fruit kabobs ideas I was drawn to fun and interesting shapes. These are most easily created with melons as you have more surface area to work with to cut out your shapes.
I cut my melons long ways into 1 inch slices, then stamped the shapes with the cookie cutters.
To make the edges of your shapes look pretty, use a sharp knife to clean up the stamped fruit!
If you plan to work with tougher fruits (such as pineapples), using a metal cookie cutter will help make the process easier!
The smaller the cookie cutter, the more types of fruits you can use. I used the following cutters:
Fun idea: cut words out using these stamps!