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Rainbow Fruit Kabobs Recipe {Healthy Mama Week 25}

raibow fruit kabobs for kidsHappy almost St. Patrick’s Day!  I was trying to think of a festive snack that I could make for the boys last week and when I saw a recipe for some waffle and fruit kabobs that was really cute I was inspired to make some rainbow fruit kabobs.

So there really is not much of a recipe here- just pick fruits that you love that correspond to the colors of the rainbow and line them up in order. I did not cut my fruit pieces up but you may need to depending on the age of your child.

As I was doing this I stumbled upon a trick that made my life a little easier and so I’m going to show it to you!

So you see, some of the fruits are softer than the others and therefore easier to slide onto the straw.  You could use a skewer as the “stick” for these but since I made mine for kids I went the straw route since it’s safer.  But I did find it handy to use a skewer to “drill a pilot hole” if you will, into the fruit.  Let me show you what I mean-

Step 1: Skewer your piece of fruit.

strawberry on a skewer

Step 2: Slide the skewer into the straw.

strawberry and other fruit on straws

Step 3: Now slide the piece of fruit over from the skewer to the straw and into the position where you want it.

sliding the strawberry down

fruit kabobs

Keep on skewering and sliding until you are done!

rainbow fruit kabobs for kids

raibow fruit kabobs for kids

My 4 year old son loved these.  A called them “fruit bobs” and has asked me to make them a few times since.  I love having another healthy option for them that’s a lot of fun and festive.

As for my Healthy Mama Challenge here’s how things are looking today:

This week I lost 0 pounds.  As I was traveling this weekend, I’m not surprised and I’m thankful not to have gained.  Since beginning my Healthy Mama Challenge 24 weeks ago I have lost 9.4 pounds or 5.4% overall.

I have a few weight loss goals-

  • Get to a healthy BMI (1.6 pounds to go)
  • Get to my pre-pregnancy weight (3.6 pounds to go)
  • Get to my pre-marriage weight (8.6 pounds to go)
  • Total Weight Loss Goal {Get back to my ideal weight} (18.6 pounds to go)

This week I did some of my training for the Flap Jack & Jill 5K.  I visited friends for a long weekend and decided not to workout while I was there.  I don’t regret that decision at all and I know that I will slip back into my training schedule starting today.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


Friday 20th of March 2015

I love this recipe!!! So cute and healthy! Pinning it for sure. :)


Friday 20th of March 2015

Thanks, Becky!

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