Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Rainbow fruit skewers and St Patrick's Day Bento Lunchbox!
Yes, I've been playing with my food again...
Obsessing about all things rainbow, I made some colourful fruit kebabs. They're great for encouraging kinds to try new fruits, and make a healthy dessert option - serve then up with a dipping pot of plain yoghurt or creme fraiche (or chocolate sauce if you're feeling naughty).
They are also great for kids parties.
Try out different fruits to represent different colours of the rainbow - see what's in season or on offer. I'd suggest steering clear of banana or apples because they discolour unless you are eating the kebabs straight away.
They got my daughter to try melon and pineapple which she's always declared she hated!
Anyway, the skewers gave me the inspiration for a special St Patrick's Day lunchbox for her too. Using these cute shamrock food picks from Eats Amazing, I made mini fruit rainbows with small chunks of different fruits.
I added some pea and ham fritters, shaped with a shamrock cookie cutter and lots of green - slices of cucumber; cress; a Peperami; cheese in a green wrapper; a homemade cupcake with green sprinkles and a carton of apple juice.
Do you think it will give her the luck of the Irish? She's already got the gift of the gab!