friendly fruit

Tired of snacking on a whole apple? Don’t have time to make fruit salad? Or maybe you have a lot of time on your hands and are feeling creative?

It’s time for a  fresh approach to fruit! Fruit skewers are always appreciated — especially grapes frozen on skewers. These go over well, especially with hot or feverish little ones. As we mentioned in the banana ice cream post (also a great way to play with your fruit), frozen banana pops are a perennial favorite. Chop up some melon and set the bowl on the table with some toothpics and see what sorts of structures your family can create.

Put out some small bowls full of nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, and fresh fruit and/or veggies and see what sort of a zoo you can build — strawberry mice with cacao nib eyes and almond slice ears. Green apple frog with green grape feet.You’re only limited by the contents of your fridge and your imagination!

Mango Hedgehog with a Pinealoupe caterpillar

Breakfast ants on a log — bananas halved, smeared with almond butter and topped with raisins or other dried fruit

Apples with cinnamon — sliced apple sprinkled with cinnamon or almond butter

Have fun!