We have come across this neat idea in a few of our KES Clubs throughout the Province – serving up fruit in a muffin liner! This is fun way to serve mixed fruit at your school! Serving fruit in fun ways can encourage kids to try new foods because, sometimes it’s a struggle to serve fruit. Cut up fruit as smaller kids find it hard to handle. Having things easy for kids to grab and go is key! They maybe juggling their bowl of cereal, with their milk carton and fruit so having the fruit placed in easy to grab muffin liners can make this balancing act a little easier.
Try fruit such as the following:
- Cut up apples
- Cut up oranges
- Mini Carrots
All smaller type fruits or veggies that can be hard to serve otherwise will fit great into a muffin liner! Especially for the younger kids – sometimes they don’t like taking the whole apple or orange as they find it hard to manage. With cutting fruit up most kids and adults for that matter are more likely to eat it!
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.