Quick & Easy Vegan Rainbow Snacks: Fruit & Veg Skewers with Dips

I don’t know about your children, but when mine get home after school, they always go for the biscuit cupboard. Note to self: probably my fault for having a cupboard dedicated to biscuits. Today, Jumpy had a temperature and she left preschool early, so we started putting lunchboxes together for tomorrow. She was happily cutting fruit when we decided to put snacks together. We went a healthy, vegan, gluten-free option. Healthy rainbow snacks, anyone?

Children can be confident in the kitchen from a very young age provided they find the cooking process fun and they are trusted. They can chop, grate, stir, peel and even follow a simple recipe.

I must have needed vitamins when I last went shopping because I filled the trolley with fruit and veg. I  bought enough for a month (slight exaggeration) and it all needed using up so we decided to eat a rainbow for snack today.

Check these vibrant, quick & easy vegan rainbow snacks. Who doesn't love Fruit & Veg Skewers with Dips #GlutenFreeVeganuary

We also made rainbow treats for the lunchboxes  and put together some sort of picnic lunch to take to our playdate tomorrow (guess who will be sniffing a newborn baby’s head?).

After categorising the fruit and vegetables we had into colours, we decided to add dips to make our snack time that little bit more special and moreish. Houmous was taken out of the fridge and for the sweet option, I added a teeny bit of agave nectar to dairy-free Coconut Collaborative plain yoghurt.

Check these vibrant, quick & easy vegan rainbow snacks. Who doesn't love Fruit & Veg Skewers with Dips #GlutenFreeVeganuary

Here is the fruit we had at home: strawberries, raspberries, satsumas, mango, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries and red grapes. Make sure you cut grapes in two if you are giving them to young children.

Check these vibrant, quick & easy vegan rainbow snacks. Who doesn't love Fruit & Veg Skewers with Dips #GlutenFreeVeganuary

The vegetables we used were: baby plum tomatoes,  red pepper, orange pepper, yellow pepper, green pepper, cucumber and beetroot.

These little rainbow snacks went down a treat and for once, there were no biscuits in sight after school!

#GlutenFreeVeganuary

This little food post is part of a series I am working on with a group of talented food bloggers to give you some ideas for a Gluten-FreeVegan January. Go and check their blogs for some gluten-free vegan inspiration.

On Monday, I posted a recipe for my favourite egg replacer: chia eggs.

Chia eggs are quick & easy to put together, following the same method as flax eggs: 1 tbsp milled seeds mixed with 3 tbsp of water make an 'egg.'

On Tuesday, Jo, aka ‘Paleo Crust’ gave us her carrot slaw with clementine tahini cream so we could enjoy a healthy version of coleslaw.

On Wednesday, Nova came up with this wonderfully creamy Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Soup.

Keep an eye out for recipes by Vicki,  NathEmma and Ciara.

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  1. cherishedbyme says:

    So pretty! Funnily enough I’m not a huge fruit eater, much prefer vegetables (Weird for someone with a very sweet tooth) but my trolley has been filled with a lot of brightly coloured fruit the last couple of weeks. I do love plain yogurt and blueberries. I’ll have to make some of your skewers though! X

    • Thanks Nova. I don’t normally go for fruit either, but my four are fruit bats, and when the fruit is made into pretty kebabs and dipped in coconut yoghurt, I love it! I must be a child at heart, haha! I also love veg!

  2. I love this, they look beautiful. I wish my kids would eat fruit happily!

  3. myfussyeaterblog says:

    Mel these look fab! Love how colourful they are and perfect for making with the kids!

    • I think I ate half a dozen of those fruit skewers that evening hahaha. Fruit is irresistible when it’s mimicking a rainbow!

  4. Emma @ FreeFromFarmhouse says:

    What a great, simple idea. I think I’ll do these for J’s brithday party.

    • I always make fruit kebabs for birthday parties and they tend to go first. It must be the colours that attract the little (and big!) people!

  5. I love these! They’re so vibrant, and you just can’t help but want to try them, I’m not surprised the children loved them! 🙂 x

    • Merci ma belle. They really were a hit. Add in a bit of houmous of yoghurt to anything and it disappears within seconds in our house!

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