Fruit kebabs

Here's a healthy fruity snack or dessert. These rainbow fruit kebabs are a fun and colourful way to encourage children to eat fruit. You can use whatever's in season or readily available.

Rainbow fruit kebabs
TIME TO MAKE5 - 15 mins
TIME TO MAKE5 - 15 mins


  1. Cut all large fruit into chunks or slices (let the age of the children guide the size you make them).
  2. When using banana, put the lemon juice in a bowl and toss the banana pieces through to coat them. This helps to prevent browning.
  3. Insert all fruit onto the skewers.

This recipe makes 1 skewer per serve.


To keep to a rainbow theme, you can swap for these fruits:

  • Red - watermelon, raspberries
  • Orange - rockmelon, mandarin, apricot
  • Yellow - pineapple, peach
  • Green - green grapes, honeydew melon
  • Blue/Purple - blueberries, plum.


Children can choke on food at any age but the risk is higher in children under 5 years. Refer to the Ministry of Health Guidelines to find out more. 

  • strawberries, hulled
  • orange, peeled
  • small banana, peeled
  • kiwifruit, peeled
  • 16 
    purple grapes
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • skewers