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Fast Fresh Fruit

Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 1 2001

How can fresh fruit compete with ready-to-eat junk food when your little one is in a hurry? Make it easy for him to find. Toss together a colorful fruit salad, and spoon into single-serving containers. Place them front and center in the fridge, where he can't miss them.

Comments (4)

  • 23 Jun, 2011

    Awesome - this is what I try to do all the time, too! By the way these great little 1/2 cup containers are available to purchase from my website:
    Check it out for these and more great kitchen ideas!

  • 22 Jun, 2011

    This isn't just for kids....Adults should also have access to
    fresh fruit ready to grab, especially mid-morning or mid-
    afternoon when a little hunger pang might hit. Just make
    up at least six small covered cups like illustrated and you
    are all set for instant healthy snacks. mykele

  • 22 Jun, 2011

    What a great idea! Kids are notorious for grabbing the first thing they find and it's usually a sweet. And they always want fruit cut up at an inconvenient time for Mom. Cut it up first and put it right up front in the fridge is the best solution. Fresh fruit is better than sugary fruit cups from the market.

  • 22 Jun, 2011

    This is a great idea. If the fruit is kept whole as much as possible (berries, for example) it will stay fresh longer. Another thing that works to get them to choose fruit instead of junk food is to not always have junk food on hand. We aren't freaks about it, but chips and other junk are more of a special occasion than an every day option. It works.