September 22, 2016

Fruit Swords

A Teaspoon of HomeI would have never named these fruit swords until I had a little boy who turns everything into a sword; sticks, straws, wooden spoons. We have even been known to sword fight with blades of grass. I was a little worried about the sword fetish, until I started watching other boys my sons age doing the exact same thing. So when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade!

Fruit Swords

Ingredients

  • Fruit of choice
  • Kabob sticks

Instructions

  1. Cut up fruit.
  2. Place on kabobs.
  3. Enjoy!
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Fruit swords have been a lifesaver in our home. Sometimes I can’t get my son to eat anything at all, but put some food on a sword and suddenly it disappears (IN HIS MOUTH!) I love fruit swords because I can guarantee an entire serving of fruit in one sitting. I don’t have to repeat or reintroduce them at another meal or worry that today was a fruitless day. Fruit swords have made eating healthy a delight.

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You can do them with any fruit or any way you’d like too. I’ve seen and done some that resemble the rainbow- I don’t typically have a rainbow colored selection of fruit every time I need to make swords. Sometimes it’s full of watermelon and other times it has grapes and cantaloupe. Needless to say, the type of fruit has never affected the success rate of it’s consumption. I never have empty swords.

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In fact, the last time I made them I was so excited to save some for breakfast the next day, only to find that my husband had eaten the entire plate of them. This treat is not just for kids!

I found my kabob sticks by the spices/utensil isle in the grocery store and there were large and extra large sizes. SAFETY WARNING: the larger sticks have sharper points and may be used as an actual weapon. My son doesn’t even like to play with the sticks after he’s done eating them because he had so much fun eating off his sword.

Try them today! You may be surprised just how many you go through and how the enjoyment expands to all ages.

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