Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables every day is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to get a full spectrum of the nutrients you need for vibrant heart and systemic health. In fact, “eating the rainbow” of fresh produce has been linked to lower risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and several forms of cancer! Eating certain colorful fruits and veggies may also be linked to better memory and longer life, studies suggest.
Packed with vitamins and disease-fighting antioxidants, these fruit skewers are easy to prepare and sure to delight your entire family. Your kids will love helping to make them too!
12 ounces of low-fat, sugar-free lemon yogurt
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons lime zest
6 strawberries, hulled
6 tangerine segments
6 peeled mango chunks
6 peeled pineapple chunks
6 peeled kiwi slices, cut into half moons
6 green grapes
6 red or purple seedless grapes
6 wooden skewers
In a medium bowl, blend yogurt, lime juice and lime zest. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Thread the following fruits on each skewer to create a fruit rainbow: one raspberry, one strawberry, one tangerine segment, one mango chunk, one pineapple chunk, one kiwi slice, one green grape, one red or purple grape and two blueberries. Serve with lemon-lime dipping sauce and enjoy!