Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Rainbow Fruit and Veggie Trays

If you haven't guessed yet, we are all about St. Patrick's Day in this house. We usually celebrate with an all green meal, but this year, I want to go rainbow style! I wanted to help my kids love eating their fruits and veggies this year with these fun and adorable snack trays. They are really easy to make, they just require a little cutting time and refrigeration until you are ready to serve. I have included a list of what I serve on my trays and other ideas in parenthesis below. 

Vegetable Tray: 

Red- Cherry Tomatoes (red peppers)
Orange- Carrots  (squash, red peppers)
Yellow- Yellow Peppers (baby corn)
Green- Broccoli and Cucumbers (snap peas)
Purple- Onions

My Tips: I like to use cherry or grape tomatoes instead of tomato slices so they don't get mushy sitting on the tray. I also think baby carrots hold up better than the larger ones on a tray. To keep the green color of the cucumbers I only peel off some of the peel, leaving a every other one kind of pattern. Wash your veggies and then refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Fruit Tray: 

Red: Strawberries (Raspberries, Pomegranate Seeds, Red Apples)
Orange: Orange Slices
Yellow: Pineapple (Yellow Apples) 
Green: Honey Dew Melon (Green Apples)
Blue- Blueberries
Purple- Grapes

These fruit tray and veggie trays are a fun way to get your little ones to eat their vegetables and they are perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

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