Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

A Fruit Picnic – Video Post

Posted by 8 years ago 10 Comments

A few weeks ago, Mary emailed me about contest Sunkist was holding for charity to celebrate their 100 year anniversary. She asked if I’d be willing to try a recipe to help promote the contest and support the Special Olympics. Here’s the quick details…

Sunkist is in the middle of its year-long 100th Anniversary celebration. As part of that celebration, we’re holding a Sunkist Smiles contest in support of Special Olympics. Participants can upload photos of their best Sunkist Smiles (an orange wedge in the mouth) to for a chance to win a trip to any destination in Asia. More importantly, for every photo uploaded, Sunkist will donate $1 up to $50,000 to Special Olympics.

I rarely say no to a contest, fruit, or a recipe. So the toddler and I set up the camera and made Fun Fruit Kabobs this morning! We had a blast and ended the video with our Sunkist Smiles!

Fun Fruit Kabobs

Fun Fruit Kabobs

  • 1 Sunkist® lemon – freshly squeezed juice
  • 1 medium banana, peeled, cut in 8 thick slices
  • 1 small apple, cut lengthwise in quarters, each cut in half crosswise
  • 1 medium Sunkist® orange, peeled, segmented, each segment cut in half
  • 8 medium strawberries or canned pineapple chunks, drained
  • 8 clean, wooden sticks with rounded ends
  • Fruit Dips (see recipes below)
  • candy sprinkles (optional)
    • 1 Sunkist® orange -grated peel
    • 1 cup chocolate pudding
    • 1 Sunkist® lemon – grated peel
    • 1 cup raspberry flavored yogurt

To make one portion:

  • As apple and banana pieces are cut, toss them gently in a small bowl of lemon juice to keep them from browning.
  • With a sharp knife, cut slots in all fruit chunks so they can be speared easily. Starting and ending with orange pieces, thread one of each type of fruit on the sticks.
  • Serve the dips in several small bowls and the candy sprinkles in saucers.
  • Let the kids dip and decorate! Can be made several hours ahead, covered and refrigerated.
  • FRUIT DIP 1: Stir grated orange peel into chocolate pudding .
  • FRUIT DIP 2: Stir grated lemon peel into fruit yogurt.

The photos above is courtesy of Sunkist (can’t you tell?) ;~P Below are some of my shots.

Roni's Fun Fruit KabobsRyan with the Fun Fruit Kabobs

Ryan laying with the Fun Fruit Kabobs

See other recipes using: apple, banana, orange, strawberries

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    April 15, 2008

    I loved and my Toddler Tornado adored? she's duly smitten with your son & shrieks MO MO MO!! when the video is done. M. Reply


    April 15, 2008

    That was so cute!!! My 4 year old would love to make this...might have to put that on our menu for the weekend. :) Reply

    Amy (buggirlmom)

    April 15, 2008

    Roni-- I start the video and my toddler (who will be three in July) shreks--- "Hey it is that boy again!!" She has been in the room, when I watched your salmon post. What a cutie. Is it planned-- for you to always were green? I notice that most of your videos are in a green shirt. It is great... since I love green. Just an observation. Thanks for the great tips... I have a veggie "stuffed" meatloaf recipe if you are interested. My family doens't love veggies, so I puree and hide in foods. (like your pizza sauce) Amy Reply


    April 16, 2008

    Great video! You two are so cute. Reply


    April 16, 2008

    ok Im back. my daughter was being a crabmeister and I asked: wanna watch the baby? and your son hath totally calmed her down. he's officially the Tornado-Whisperer. :) Reply


    April 17, 2008

    -Thanks guys! Amy - It is planned. it didn't start out that way but now I'm obsessed. LOL I'd love to see the recipe! Reply


    April 22, 2008

    Love this idea! Perfect for warm weather! :) Reply


    June 6, 2008

    Whats the nutrition facts on this? SOunds Yummy.. Reply


    June 16, 2008

    Tiffany - I didn't calculate it because it wasn't my recipe and it was mostly fruit. You could pump the ingredients into a site like or I tend not to track my fruit/veggies. Reply


    January 24, 2009

    I love this idea. I'm always looking for healthy ideas for my son's b-day parties. I will definately be doing this with the kids. Thanks. Reply