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3 ways to get your child to eat more fruit at breakfast

Here are 3 ways to encourage your fussy eaters to eat more fruit at breakfast.

1. Fruit kebabs

Fruit kebabs are a fun way to get fussy eaters to enjoy their food, especially if you involve them in the process of making them.

You will need:

  • Assorted fruit
  • Kebab sticks
  • Silicone cupcake holder
  • Fair Cape low fat Granidilla yoghurt

Method:

Cut up the fruit to thread along the kebab sticks.

I like to stick to fruit Hamish eats and let him help me thread the fruit pieces into the kebab sticks.

Pour some Fair Cape low fat granidilla yoghurt into a novelty silicone cup cake holder or fancy little bowl.

You could serve with a small sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.

2. Fruit platter

Finger foods often appeal to a fussy eater as the food is not combined but separate from each food type and is served in small bitable sizes, as to not overwealm them.

I also find the presentation seems more fun and appealing.

You will need:

  • Assorted fruit
  • Fair Cape low fat granidilla yoghurt
  • Silicone cupcake holder
  • Large plate

Method

Cut up each fruit into smaller pieces.

Arrange onto the plate.

Pour some Fair Cape low fat granidilla into a silicone cupcake holder.

Serve

Hamish enjoys dipping his fruit bits into the yogurt and eating it that way but you could also serve with a tiny straw, sprinkled with cinnamon or some crushed nuts on top.

3. Monster fruit plate

This is a fun favourite in our home and a nice way to repurpose those plastic Easter eggs.

You will need:

  • 2 plastic easter eggs
  • Grapes
  • Silicone cupcake holder
  • Fair Cape low fat granidilla yoghurt
  • Citrus fruit – we used naartjie

Method

Place grapes into the two plastic eggs and close to form eyes. Kids love opening the eggs to find the suprise fruit.

Pour some Fair Cape low fat granidilla yoghurt into a silicone cupcake holder as the nose.

And lastly form a mouth using the citrus fruit.

You can substitute the fruits for any that your child will eat.