The following are all healthy eating snacks made with fruit.
A piece of fresh fruit, like an apple, orange or banana always makes a great snack. Keep a bowl of fruit on your kitchen counter or on the coffee table for easy access and it will also encourage to whole family to eat healthier.
A mixture of fresh fruit and dried fruit will give you different textures, still provide a sweet taste and are a lot healthier for you.
A small bowl of fresh fruit salad. Empty a can of mandarin oranges in natural fruit juice and add some grapes, pieces of apple, pear, raspberries, blueberries or anything else you fancy and keep it in the fridge. Have a small amount when you feel the urge to snack.
A fresh fruit smoothie made with any left over fruit from your fruit salad, bananas or any other fruit combined with semi-skimmed milk.
Slice 1 small apple and dip it in 1 tablespoon of peanut butter for a tasty treat.
Make some fruity kebabs. These are easy to make and are a great activity for children to join in with and learn about healthy food. Here's the recipe which makes 8-10:
2 or 3 different types of melon
125g seedless red grapes - washed
125g seedless green grapes - washed
125g strawberries - washed and hulled
Utensils - wooden skewers; chopping board; knife; tablespoon and plate/s
Cut the melons in half and scoop out the seeds with a tablespoon, discard. Cut into wedges.
Use a knife to separate the melon from the skin. Cut the melon into chunks.
Take the grapes off the stalks.
If the strawberries are large cut them in half.
Thread alternate pieces of fruit on to the skewers. Serve chilled.
HOT TIP: Try using other varieties of fruit such as fresh pineapple (cut into chunks) or slices of kiwi fruit.