A fun, easy and healthy way to make fruit more appealing, this rainbow fruit salad is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. A great one to make for birthday parties.
"But I'm not hungry for fruit"
"I'm hungry" "Well have some fruit then" "I don't waaaaant fruit!"
I imagine this refrain is being heard in homes all over the country as we are in the middle of the school summer holidays and the weather has been unusually amazing.
Some people lose their appetite and eat less over the holidays. Not my kids. Their hunger is non-stop, their appetites unabated however many meals or snacks I prepare.
The contents of the fruit bowl are often rejected so I came up with this rainbow fruit salad platter as a way of making fruit more exciting - and it worked!
They loved it and even tried something new - the chopped coconut (the younger two) and cantaloupe melon (the middle child).
Use your favourite fruits to make this healthy rainbow fruit salad
This is a really flexible fruit salad. Use any fruit you like that roughly fits into the colour scheme of a rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Clouds can be made out of fresh coconut or for a less healthy option, marshmallows.
NB: I got told off by Miss R for not including indigo and violet.
Try this fruit salad at a birthday party
This fruit salad is also a great recipe to make for a kids birthday party - where the food offerings are more often than not rather unhealthy!
Here are more ideas for healthy kids party food.
How to make a rainbow fruit salad
It's really just as simple as choosing as many different coloured fruits as possible and displaying them on a platter.
I've made mine in a rainbow shape and have used some chopped fresh coconut to make little clouds at the end of my rainbow.
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Rainbow fruit salad
- 4 large strawberries
- handful cantaloupe melon chopped
- handful mango chopped
- handful green grapes
- handful blueberries
- handful chopped coconut or use marshmallows for a less healthy version
- Wash and chop all the fruit.
- Arrange in a rainbow shape on a platter or board. The colour order is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet - feel free to add extra purple coloured fruits if desired.
- Add the chopped coconut at the end in a rough cloud shape and serve.
If you like this you might like this watermelon pizza.
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