I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for creative ways to get my kids to eat their fruit and veggies. If you can relate, you will love this colorful rainbow fruit bowl. More importantly, your kids will too!
Kid-Friendly Rainbow Fruit Salad
This recipe is from my 9-year-old son, Nathan. But don’t let that scare you off -it’s super easy and really good! We were putting together a fruit salad recipe one day and he realized that it had all the colors of the rainbow, so he named it Rainbow Fruit Salad.
Rainbow fruit salad is a deliciously fresh fruit salad with your favorite fruits and no added sugar. It’s so easy to make, the kids can help!
Basically, you put together any and all fruits that you like. It’s completely up to you. Plus, it doesn’t have to be a rainbow. But according to Nathan it is better that way. Haha.
We make this all the time because it’s so easy and my kids love it. They could eat fruit all day, but they particularly enjoy eating this simple fruit salad because they get to help make it and choose the ingredients. Mixing it all up together makes it even more fun.
Rainbow Fruit – How to Make a Simple Fruit Salad
Have you ever noticed how colorful fruit is? If you have a child struggling to eat fruit and veggies, make sure to point out the bright hues – it really does help!
Fruit to Use
The beauty of this rainbow fruit recipe is you can use any fruit you’d like! If you want a good starting point, here’s what we used:
- canned pineapple (it’s better if you use fresh pineapple, but I didn’t have any on hand), drained
How to Make Rainbow Fruit Salad
Chop, cut, peel the fruit as needed. This is where the older kids can help. For example, Emily helped cut up the strawberries.
Nathan helped me cut the watermelon. Plus, even Joshua helped pick grapes off the stems (I only found 2 or 3 stems in the bowl later!)
In fact, the only one who didn’t help was Luke. He was napping, which was a good thing, because he would have just eaten everything. My kids love fruit.
Once everything is chopped:
- Drain the pineapple (if you used canned).
- Gently combine everything except the kiwi, bananas, and lemon/lime in a large bowl.
- I save the kiwis and bananas until the last minute because they’re more delicate. Also, note that the bananas do turn brown overnight, so don’t put this together the night before. In fact, if you plan on this lasting more than a day or two, you may want to skip the bananas altogether or just slice a few into individual serving bowls.
- Finally, I cut the lemon and lime in half and squeeze the fresh juice all over the fruit salad. You don’t have to do this step, but I think it adds a nice extra tang to the salad.
Scoop out a nice big bowl and enjoy your Rainbow Fruit Salad recipe! My whole family did!
More Kid-Friendly Recipes to Try:
- 10-Minute Blueberry Energy Bites
- 2-Ingredient Banana-Egg Pancakes
- Healthy Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Rainbow Acai Yogurt Bowl
Rainbow Fruit Salad
A deliciously fresh fruit salad with your favorite fruits and no added sugar. So easy the kids can help!
- any fruits you like
- pineapple, fresh or canned (drained)
- Chop, peel, etc. the fruit as needed. Drain the canned pineapple.
- Combine everything, except the kiwis, bananas, and lemon/limes.
- Slice the lemon and lime in half and squeeze 1 slice of each over the fruit.
- Add the kiwi and bananas just before serving.
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- Calories: 908
- Sugar: 167g
- Sodium: 42mg
- Fat: 4g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Unsaturated Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 233g
- Fiber: 30g
- Protein: 14g
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This looks really good! I wish I could get my son to eat fruits but he won’t even try them. In the meantime, I’ll just make it for myself 🙂
Maybe he would try this! My kids all love fruit, but they were even more eager because this was “rainbow” colors. I love how they think, haha!
Thanks for stopping by, Kendra!
Fruit salad is the best! I could go for a bowl right now:)
I know! I love it too!
We love fruit salad! It’s the perfect summertime treat!
Yes it is!
Sue H. says
I’m definitely going to make this. It sounds so good right now. Thanks for sharing!
Great! Thanks for stopping by, Sue!
Your kids are so cute! It’s great to see them enjoying their fruit. Beautiful pics – pinning this now!
Love the combination of all my fave fruits…and lemons too. Have to try this out this weekend. Yum!
Heather ~ Acting Balanced Mom says
What a great rainbow fruit salad! Your son is bound to become quite the chef!
Thanks, Heather! I’ll tell him you said that -he’ll be very pleased!
Nikole H. says
I think your son is right, it is better with all the colors of the rainbow! Well, my daughter may not eat all the fruits included, but I will 😉
I often find that good ripe strawberries stain the rest of a fruit salad so I prefer to include them at the last
Kathy Smith says
I like your easy fruit salad, I could eat the whole bowl. This is a good way for children to try different fruits.
Fee (Phyllis) Roberts says
I love all kinds of salad, especially fruit salads. This looks amazing! =D
Amanda Greene-Lebeck says
Oh my daughter loves to help me in the kitchen and she definitely would love to help me cut up all the fruit, she’s just learning to use a knife, and she is really proud of herself:)
Theresa James says
I love fruit salad it makes you feel fresh inside.
I love that, Theresa!