FOOD

Plop Blueberries Into A Clear Container, Then Stack Layers Of Colorful Fruit For A Rainbow Treat

by Caroline Hockenbury
Caroline is an editorial intern who enjoys running, making origami, and beatboxing (simultaneously).

Convincing children to eat their fruits and leafy greens is not always a walk in the park.

Sometimes, though, getting kids excited about healthy food is as simple as preparing it in a new and interesting way.

Take this clever idea, for example, that involves packing healthy snacks in Mason jars to resemble cute Lunchables. Or these “butterfly snack packs” crafted from a Ziploc full of nutritious munchies. If you have a blast while crafting your kids’ food, they are likely to have just as much fun while eating it!

If you are in search of creative ideas to help spice up your child’s lunch, check out this amazingly simple recipe for rainbow fruit cups!

Although this colorful snack was created with kids in mind, it is definitely adult-friendly, too! No matter how old you are, you will agree that the refreshing treat is perfect for beating the summer heat.

Take a look at the ingredients and preparation instructions below, then watch the instructional video to learn how to whip up this fresh treat today.

Are we missing your favorite fruit? Let us know what else you would add to this colorful recipe, then please SHARE this article with your friends and family on Facebook!

Cook: 0 min
Prep: 10 min
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • blueberries
  • green grapes
  • pineapple
  • oranges
  • watermelon
  • strawberries
Instructions
  • Add a handful of blueberries to the bottom of a transparent plastic cup.
  • Dump some green grapes on top of the blueberries.
  • Next, cut a ripe pineapple. Trim the rind using a sharp chef’s knife, then place the fruit on its side to cut circular slabs. Chop these slices into smaller pieces and drop them into cup over the grapes.
  • Peel the orange, then cut the fruit into circular discs. Put the oranges into the cup over the pineapple.
  • Slice open the watermelon using the chef’s knife. Dice the fruit while inside the rind, then push out the pieces using the knife. Place the watermelon slices on top of the oranges.
  • Chop the stems off of a handful of strawberries, then slice them in half. Add this fruit as the final layer.
  • Top the fruit rainbow using whipped cream and consider adding coconut flakes for even more flavor.
  • Place a lid on the cup and stick a plastic fork through the straw hole to make the snack portable.
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Rainbow Fruit Cups 10 minutes 0 minutes 10 minutes Serves 1 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/06/rainbow-fruit-cup-recipe-card1-850x444.jpg blueberries green grapes pineapple oranges watermelon strawberries Add a handful of blueberries to the bottom of a transparent plastic cup. Dump some green grapes on top of the blueberries. Next, cut a ripe pineapple. Trim the rind using a sharp chef’s knife, then place the fruit on its side to cut circular slabs. Chop these slices into smaller pieces and drop them into cup over the grapes. Peel the orange, then cut the fruit into circular discs. Put the oranges into the cup over the pineapple. Slice open the watermelon using the chef’s knife. Dice the fruit while inside the rind, then push out the pieces using the knife. Place the watermelon slices on top of the oranges. Chop the stems off of a handful of strawberries, then slice them in half. Add this fruit as the final layer. Top the fruit rainbow using whipped cream and consider adding coconut flakes for even more flavor. Place a lid on the cup and stick a plastic fork through the straw hole to make the snack portable.

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