"July 4th symbolizes the official start of summer"
Easy + Healthy + Fun
First, I want to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. I am so proud to be an American! To me, the 4th symbolizes the official start of summer … there always seems to be magic fairy dust in the air. It's the time when families are busting out of cities and headed out on vacation with family and friends. The weekend agenda might include backyard BBQs, farmer's markets, sunshine, mountains, wine and fire-pit sessions … all of which I am in favor of!
During this magical time, there is nothing worse than being stuck in a kitchen while your family and friends are outside enjoying Mother Nature. So, I wanted to share one of my favorite summertime fruit kabob recipes for you! All you need to do is hit your favorite local farmer's market and get skewering!
1 pint of blueberries 1 pint of strawberries 1 pint of watermelon Bundle of bananas Bundle of skewer sticks
The best recipes are ones that don't take a ton of effort, and yet are still fun and make people feel good! This way everyone is having fun and enjoying time together.
First, make sure to wash all your fruit. After that is complete, section out the fruit into bowls so it is easy to place on the skewer. This is a perfect activity for kids, because it's fun and they can be creative about how they place the fruit on the kabob. Now, start cutting up the strawberries and bananas, but make sure the pieces are thick enough to place on the skewer. I also like leaving a few uncut strawberries, it makes for a beautiful looking kabob! Lastly, start sliding the fruit on the skewer, one by one … there is no one way to do this! Be creative and make them unique!
That's it! I hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend and try this easy and fun recipe!
Photographer Credit: Chelsea Chorpenning