Fruity Magic Wands!

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In my more than 22 years of parenting I’ve learned a few tricks when it comes to dealing with (ahem) “picky” eaters. And while the tactics have varied among my three children, there are a few common threads.

Rule number one? Make the food look as appealing as possible. Now since we’re talking kids here, it’s not about a pretty garnish, fancy swirl of puree, or preciously stacked foods.

No — we’re talking bright colors, fun shapes and foods that “look like” something other than — well, food.

As in:

fruity magic wands

How adorable are these fruit skewers? Super easy to make, and — for some reason — seem to “magically” disappear much more quickly than if I had cut up the same fruit and put in in a bowl.

Abracadabra — a healthy, easy to make snack is all yours!

fruity magic wands

Fruity “Magic” Wands

each serves 1

Ingredients
Watermelon
Blueberries

Equipment
Star-shaped cutter
Skewers

Slice watermelon to a thickness slightly thinner than your cutter. Cut the slices into star shapes. For each wand, thread 10 blueberries on a skewer. Top each with a watermelon star. Keep refrigerated, covered, till ready to serve.

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This recipe was inspired by the video for Cinderella’s Dreamy Pumpkin Waffles from Disney’s new series Dishes Inspired by Disney. Check out the video below:

For the full Cinderella’s Dreamy Pumpkin Waffles recipe, visit Spoonful!

 

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