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My kids only stick to the basic fruits apples and bananas and i would love to get them trying new fruits but i have ran out of ideas. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated

Posted by donnamcdiarmid, 25th October 2015

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  • I would make them in icypoles if they ate salad I would chop something into it. Make a fruit salad and have with custard ice cream and cream. If they like yoghurt I would chop finely and mix in even putting some in muffins. I just think if they don’t like try again in few weeks.

  • Serve them with a dash of ice cream, or cut them into fancy shapes (cookie cutters work).

  • We do quite a bit of fruit kebabs, also in the lunchbox and at BD parties. I also have a cookie cutter set in real small shapes, suitable to even cut strawberries into love heart or other shapes. And of course you can teach kids different tastes for fruit by working other fruits through your pancake batter, scones, breads and muffins.

  • There are some cool fruit shapes and pictures you can do – google them on pinterest and there’s literally tons of ideas you could do.

  • Love the idea of the fruit kebabs!

  • yeah smoothies, fruit platters, fruit with yoghurt, fruit with custard or ice-cream (i know not that healthy lol)

  • Thank you all so much for the idea’s :) We will be giving each of them a go and fingers crossed we can get some variety when it comes to fruit.

  • Do your kids like smooties? Perhaps that might be a way of introducing them as a start.

  • Maybe make up a little poster with fruit of the week. And cook and eat that fruit for the week, It could be fun?

  • I made a great fruit salad and put flavoured ice cubes through it to make it really cold, added a dollop of cream and the kids just loved it

  • https://mouthsofmums.com.au/recipe/dinosaur-fruit-fun-plate/

    The link for the dinosaur fruit plate. :)

  • I do have some ‘fruity’ ideas:

    1. Get the kids to help you with making a big bowl of fruit salad – kids love to help cut up fruit and eat from a big bowl of fruit salad.

    2. Fruit kebabs are always a winner in this household.

    3. Fruit in jelly is always good for a special dessert treat.

    4. Pieces of fruit dipped in yoghurt.

    5. Fruit muffins or bread.

    7. I posted a recipe a little while back for fruit dinosaurs(maybe take a look) Use animal shaped cutters to cut shapes in watermelon. Kids love fun with food.

  • Have you tried with smoothies? You could use mango, strawberries, blueberries… Or prepare some popsicles. Better even if the kids help you preparing them! These Kiwi popsicles look so good. https://mouthsofmums.com.au/recipe/kiwi-fruit-popsicles/
    What do you think?

  • You could always do fruit in a smoothie. I find that while I personally love the taste of many fruits I’m not a big fan of the texture so smoothies are the way I get a nice variety for myself.
    You could also try giving them the fruit juice first and then it might make it easier to convince them to try the actual fruit.

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