DIY Recipe: EASY Fruit Kebabs (Healthy-Sweet-Fast-Pretty)

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Are you the snack mom any time soon, like tomorrow?  If so, here is a great snack, which is super easy, AND, if it’s already midnight, you might even have the fixins on hand.

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It was the night before our advisory snack day again, and we had nothing that would be desirable for a room full of hungry 16-year old kids.  But, we did have some apples and bananas.  And, we even had bamboo skewers, (because at some time in my life I needed a few, and they were packaged in a bag of 100!)  So, with a late night run to the grocery store to grab strawberries and pineapple cubes, we were prepared for a quick assembling of this sweet (yet, healthy) snack the next morning before school.

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Interestingly, it doesn’t take as much fruit as you might guess.  For 16 kebabs, I only needed 4 apples.  If you want your treats to last until later in the day, (avoiding the brown-fruit dilemma) my secret is a tasty basting marinade made of lemon juice and agave nectar, (or sugar).  See our printable recipe page for my basting method and the kinds of fruit I assembled, but you could easily make these with any seasonal fruit that you have on hand … in fact, you could make a different kebab ensemble for every season!  Happy Kebabbing.

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8 Comments

  1. Rachel Lynn March 23, 2010

    I wonder if these would go camping well. I may have to try something for this weekend’s trip.

  2. kirstin March 24, 2010

    Oh how I love this idea!
    We have a Friday Fun Find party (on Fridays, obviously)… if you’re interested, we’d love it if you’d link up this week!

  3. Cathy March 24, 2010

    I think you could take these camping, depending on how long they need to last. If it’s more than a day, you might want to leave the fruit whole and take the skewers to make the assembly part of a fun camping activity. Happy camping.

  4. Cathy March 24, 2010

    I will look forward to your Friday Fun Find party! Thank you for inviting me.

  5. Michelle March 26, 2010

    I especially love the napkin on the end! That’s essential!

    ~ Michelle :D

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    Cathy March 26, 2010

    I agree … and I just happened to add the napkin at the last minute to catch the juice … luckily, I found some napkins in a drawer and, I keep a hunk of raffia on hand all the time, because you just never know when you might need to, well, tie a ribbon around a fruit kebab!

  7. MessyMissy April 28, 2010

    Love the kebabs. And the napkin, too. Did you do all the sketches? Very cute.

  8. georgia slade June 27, 2012

    thank you for this website its really great

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