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Fruit kabobs are a low-calorie food, fun to eat and can impress both children and adults. You can eat this treat as a snack or a dessert. No matter if you are looking for a way to encourage your kids to eat healthier foods or need an item to bring to a potluck barbecue, fruit kabobs will do the trick. By following a few simple steps you can make great fruit kabobs.

Wash your strawberries thoroughly and cut off the tops. Dry them, cut them in half and place them in a bowl when you are finished.

Cut your cantaloupes in half and scoop the seeds out of the middle. Once the seeds have been disposed of, cut the orange part of the cantaloupe into chunks. Keep your cantaloupe pieces on the side, separate from your strawberries.

Chop the top off of your pineapples and discard. Then carefully slice the outer edges, removing the brown rind. Cut the meat of the pineapple into chunks.

Take your skewer and poke a piece of strawberry right in the middle as you slide it onto the stick. Do not push the strawberry all the way to the other end of the skewer. Remember that you need to leave some stick room on each side of the fruit so that people can hold the treat.

Slide a mini marshmallow onto the skewer. After the marshmallow, put a piece of pineapple or cantaloupe onto the skewer.

Alternate putting marshmallows and fruit onto the skewers until your kabobs are complete.

Tip

If you are making your fruit kabobs for a party, serve yogurt dip on the side.

You can make your kabobs patriotic for the 4th of July by only using red and blue fruits or by purchasing star-shaped marshmallows.

Warning

Monitor young children while they eat kabobs. You want to make sure that they can get the fruit off easily and that the chunks are small enough. If your child is eating a kabob meant for an adult, cut the fruit in half again once he takes it off the skewer.

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Valerie Tandoi began writing professionally in 2004. She has been published in various print and online media outlets including: "New Jersey Business Magazine," "South Jersey Mom Magazine," "ASA-Dix Newspaper," "Happy Woman Magazine" and others. She also creates print and Web content for businesses. Tandoi holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Caldwell College and currently lives in New Jersey.