Video:Make Fruit Kebabs With Your Kidswith Angela Dejong
Fruit kebabs are a healthy and flavorful snack that your kids will love snacking on as much as they'll love preparing. Put on your aprons and get started with these fun ideas for fruit kebabs.See Transcript
Transcript:Make Fruit Kebabs With Your KidsHi, I'm Angela de Jong-Angelici for About.com Parenting. Kids don't always want to eat healthy. But sometimes making cool looking snacks will make them forget about the nutritious value. Try making these fun fruit kebabs and your child can even help out. First gather all of your ingredients.
Kid-Friendly Fruit Kebab IngredientsYou will need pretzel rods, animal crackers, yogurt and an assortment of fruit. Pineapple, melon, grapes, oranges, banana, apples, you choose the fruits you kids enjoy.
Prepare Kids to Help in the KitchenBefore you get started, remind your kids that you always wash your hands before preparing food. Kids love helping in the kitchen and here is your chance to teach them the right way. To help them really feel like chefs, aprons are also great to have on hand. And for longer hair, it should be pulled back out of their face.
Cut the FruitNow prepare all of your fruit. You can cut your fruit up in to large chunks. And get the kids busy with peeling bananas or pulling the grapes off of the vine. You may even catch them nibbling on the healthy stuff while they work. If you use banana or apples, squeeze fresh lime juice on them to keep them from turning brown.
Prepare the Kebab GarnishesCrush up the graham crackers into small pieces. And spoon the yogurt into a shallow plate, and set them aside.
Assemble the Fruit KebabsTake your fruit and thread each piece carefully onto the pretzel rods. Take your pretzels with fruit and roll them into the yogurt making sure to cover the fruit pretty well. And next roll them into the cracker crumbs.
More Fruit Kebab OptionsNow you have a tasty treat your kids will eat up. Get creative and add things your kids will love. Replace the yogurt with pudding or the graham crackers with vanilla wafers. You can even use low-fat cookies. And you can always use bamboo skewers instead of pretzel rods. Kids love the pretzels, but the fruit will go on the skewers much easier.
Having fun in the kitchen can help raise a healthy eater. To learn more, visit us on the Web at parenting.about.com.
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