Food, Family & Fun

A Seasonal Guide to Healthy Eating
Commemorating 50 years of School Lunch


Fresh Fruit Kabobs with Chocolate Sauce

5 minutes
Serves: 6

This is fun party food, or dessert after dinner. You can serve it soon after making it, or make it, then refrigerate.


  • 12 strawberries
  • 24 melon balls (honeydew, cantaloupe)
  • 6 ounces angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 marshmallows
  • 1-1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp lowfat buttermilk (or lowfat milk)
  • 6 wooden skewers
  1. Have kids wash strawberries, picking off stems. with a melon baller or a small spoon, have them make melon balls. Carefully! If kids can handle a knife, have them cut cake into squares.
  2. Have kids arrange fruit and cake on wooden skewers. The pattern is up to them! Place skewered fruit sticks on a serving plate.
  3. The adult melts chocolate chips and milk together over low heat.
  4. Together pour sauce over fruit sticks, turning over to cover. Let cool a moment. Serve to hungry kids!

Nutrients per serving
1 kebab

  • Calories 354
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Iron 2.1 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Calcium 96 mg
  • Carbohydrate 63 g
  • Vitamin A 98 RE
  • Sodium 251 mg
  • Total Fat 12.6 g
  • Vitamin C 99 mg
  • Dietary Fiber 7 g


Where do vegetables come from? Some grow on bushes, while many vegetables grow on vines or, sometimes, underground, like carrots and potatoes. But all vegetables come from seeds. Inside are the seeds that could grow new plants. Some are easy to find, such as squash, beans, and eggplant.


Throw a Sense-sational Tasting Party. As a family, work together to plan tasting events. Choose different vegetables that can be eaten raw, such as carrots, broccoli, celery, cauliflower, and zucchini sticks. Have children describe each food, using words to describe its taste, how it feels in their mouth, and how it sounds when they chew!


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