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Fun Fruity Tropical Salad

For kids -- and parents -- who love to play with food, this fun fruity tropical salad is a creative way to eat healthier.

The easiest way to get your kids to eat healthier is to make healthy eating fun. Get creative with the ways you present fruits and vegetables and you'll quickly have a family who loves getting their daily quote of wholesome foods. Best yet, if you recruit your kids to help you in the kitchen with fun food ideas, you'll be teaching them lifelong healthy cooking skills. A great place to start is by turning fruit into an edible tropical paradise.
The easiest way to get your kids to eat healthier is to make healthy eating fun. Get creative with the ways you present fruits and vegetables and you'll quickly have a family who loves getting their daily quote of wholesome foods. Best yet, if you recruit your kids to help you in the kitchen with fun food ideas, you'll be teaching them lifelong healthy cooking skills. A great place to start is by turning fruit into an edible tropical paradise.

Fun Fruity Tropical Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas, sliced

  • 2 kiwi, peeled, halved, sliced

  • 1/2 clementine, peeled, segmented

  • 1 slice fresh pineapple, cut into a sun shape

  • 4 fresh cherries with stems attached


Directions:

  1. On a plate, arrange bananas to form tree trunks.

  2. Fan kiwi slices at the top of the bananas to look like the tops of palm trees.

  3. Set clementine segments at the base of the bananas to become a beach for the trees.

  4. Set the pineapple sun above the trees.

  5. "Hang" the cherries from the kiwi palm leaves.

  6. Serve immediately.


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