Red, White And Blue Fruit Skewers Recipe

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    It’s hard to believe that this weekend is already the Fourth of July!  We just finished school this last Friday in New York City and it is wonderful to be on vacation.  Our family is getting together this weekend to celebrate Independence Day and I am already planning some of the foods that I will prepare and serve when everyone gets together.

    The name of the game is easy to make and tastes good since I don’t want to have to spend too much time in the kitchen.  Since all of the men in the family work in produce, I decided to make fruit the center of many of the dishes that we will enjoy.  This red, white and blue fruit skewers recipe is perfect for celebrating the Fourth and making sure everyone enjoys some fresh fruit!

Red, White and Blue Fruit Skewers

Ingredients –

1 pint of fresh blueberries
1 pint of fresh raspberries
2-3 apples
diced wooden shish kabob skewers

Directions –

1. Rinse your fruit and set aside.
2. Slide one piece of fruit onto the wooden skewer 1 at a time making a red, white and blue pattern. Repeat the pattern, filling the skewer.
3. Repeat until you have used all the fruit.
4. Serve immediately or cover and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

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    My boys loved helping with this.  It was easy and also a great way to work on pattern recognition.  After all, as an educator, I have to find ways to infuse a little learning into every activity that we do together as a family.  Little did they know that they were not only helping me prepare the skewers but training their eyes to recognize patterns at the same time!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the dishes that you will be preparing for your family and friends to enjoy this weekend on the Fourth of July?

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Comments

  1. Robin Masshole mommy says:

    Oh how I love these. We are having a big cookout for the fourth and these would be perfect to serve 🙂

  2. We are not cooking this year but going to Market in SA with family. We will be eating from delicious food trucks! Can’t wait.

  3. So fun and festive ! Love the healthy combo with so much colour. I bet it is a big hit

  4. I love when there is a dual purpose activity – we always incorporate learning with the kids too! Sometimes we don’t even realize that we are teaching them and pattern recognition is an important early literacy skill. Love this post!

  5. This is easy, pretty and delicious. This will be a hit in every party.

  6. I am a big fan of sneaky mommy tricks. I really love getting to play tricks with the kids making them learn with out having to really know they are learning. It’s exciting when they finally get and understand the concepts we try to show them. I don’t know how many of those fruit would end up on a stick at my house though. We love fruit here.

  7. Those fruit skewers looks so delicious and colorful!!!! I love that they are a very healthy snack option for my kids, I can’t wait to try them out for our 4th of July party. Thanks! ^_^

  8. Catherine S says:

    This is such a fun and healthy idea. It will be perfect for my 4th of July BBQ.

  9. Those are GOR-GEOUS! <— Said in my sing-songy voice!

  10. I love fruit skewers. They are fun, festive and delicious!

  11. What a nice healthy snack! I wanted to make these but I could not think of the white for the red, white and blue!

  12. Yum! I love these types of things. Especially made with fruit. So good!! I need to make some of these!

  13. Very festive looking. And I like that it’s so easy.

  14. I love these fruit kabobs. It is a great way to keep all of the fruit in one place and from getting to runny and juicy. Easy for kids to eat it too. I think we will be doing a lot of grilling out and I plan on making a few dips too.

  15. Mmm fresh fruit sounds so good to me. I’d love to make some of these for breakfast.

  16. That’s really festive looking. It’s really a great idea for July 4th! I love all the red, white and blue.

  17. Those look so delish. I love the colors, so vibrant. Perfect for my July 4th party. Thanks for sharing this!

  18. We will be doing lots of BBQ so corn steak and chicken for us. Your red white and blue will be our dessert

  19. I am down for these red white & blue skewers! I love raspberries 🙂

  20. Sally K Witt says:

    Beautiful and healthy! That looks great.

  21. You took some gorgeous shots of them! And they look tasty too!

  22. These look so easy to do and so festive, and healthy too!

  23. This looks awesome and delicious. My kids loves this kind of yummy kabobs, that too anything that is combined with their favorite strawberries. Will definitely try this one for them.

  24. This sounds yummy. I wonder how it would taste with a glaze and charred over the grill. Either way, a healthy treat.

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