Friday, March 13, 2015

Simple St. Patrick's Day Fruit Snacks

Looking for some really simple, easy, and HEALTHY St. Patrick's Day Snacks?
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! I've always loved the month of March and St. Patrick's Day. I say it every year, but its true! Eliana was due on St. Patrick's Day and it will always be a fun holiday we enjoy together each year. We don't usually go all out for other "smaller" holidays..or even some big ones too. But every March we have certain traditions. First we always get our once a year box of Lucky Charms (I don't ever buy sugary cereal, except this one time a year). Then we usually make (and enjoy) a lot of fun St. Patrick's Day lunches and snacks. Then Eliana gets a little gift (like shamrock necklaces or St. Patrick's Day pencils), even though her birthday is a few days before, and I always wear my lucky shamrock socks that were given to me right before Eliana was born. They are simple and small traditions but I look forward to them every year :)

This year we made some simple, easy, and HEALTHY snacks to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!  These snacks work great as an after school snack, in addition to a school lunch, or as a classroom snack!

Green Fruit Salad 
For the Green Fruit Salad we took our favorite green fruits and made a fruit salad. I cut up honeydew, kiwi, green grapes and a granny smith apple. You can either toss in lime juice (another green fruit!) or toss apple in Fruit-Fresh to keep from browning.

You can also stick a cute St. Patrick's day pick in it and make it even more decorative! Please note that the words aren't blurry on each pick.. that is my camera and I didn't realize til we ate it all up and the fruit was gone haha :)

Green Fruit Kabobs
To make these Green Fruit Kabobs I layered half of a green grape, a piece of honeydew, kiwi and then the other half of the green grape so that each kabob could stand on its own.

Eliana loved having the Green Fruit Salad and a Kabob in her school lunch! She also had cucumber slices and a layered ham and cheese on a spinach tortilla sandwich.

 Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
For the Rainbow Fruit Kabobs I used my Shamrock Cupcake Picks and put cut watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple on them. I tried to cut each fruit roughly the same, but I just eyeballed it. These could stand on their own too. This was an after school snack for Eliana but Samantha tried to take all the watermelon while I was cutting it.. I'm lucky there was any watermelon left! haha ;) These would also work great in a school lunch; with or without the pick.

Packed in her EasyLunchboxes Eliana had some Rainbow Fruit Salad, Cucumber slices in a silicone cup, half a wowbutter sandwich and a wee little bit of Lucky Charms cereal in the little green cupI used a mini heart cutter to make a four leaf clover cut out in her sandwich.

These were such simple, easy, and healthy St. Patrick's Day food ideas that my kids LOVED.
Hope your kids love them too! :)

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What will YOU be making for St. Patrick's Day?

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