How. Cute. Are. These. Kiwi Cups. ?!?!
This is one of those pins you see on Pinterest and your brain just goes….DUH.
I wish I was creative enough to have come up with this idea, but I’m so glad someone else was! I’m always looking for new ways to jazz up my fruit since I eat it with my lunches every day. And I love having a bowl of fresh fruit salad in the fridge to munch on during the week. That way there is no excuse to splurge on anything else for dessert!
So when I saw these I knew I had to make them, like, now. They’d be so perfect for a summer cookout, and I feel like they’d be a great way to trick kids into eating more fruit, since they’re ador-a-bleeee! (I don’t have kids, but I was one once and I think this trick would have worked on me!) I love the bright colors and the flavorful blend of the mixed fruits, and it’s super versatile because you can pretty much use any fruit that you want!
Even if you don’t have the time to put together the kiwi cups, I still recommend trying out the tropical fruit salad combo in this recipe. It’s divine! And it makes you feel like you’re on vacation, which is pretty much the goal of my life 🙂
TROPICAL FRUIT SALAD IN KIWI CUPS
100 calories per serving
Aren’t these kiwi cups pretty?? If there was a beauty pageant for fruit I’m sure these little sweeties would be the winners. I chose to use mango, strawberries and blueberries (and kiwis, of course!) for the fruit salad. Again, you can use whatever fruits you wish or that are in season, I just chose these ones because of their bright colors, and because they’re a few of my favorites! Also, the amounts can be varied to suit whatever sized fruit loving crowd you are serving. I was just making enough to have for my lunches this week so 6 seemed appropriate.
Start by using a cheese grater to shave down the flattest end of each kiwi, so they can stand on their own. Then slice off the top of each kiwi.
Use a spoon to scoop out the inside of each kiwi, and dice what you remove. (This is where the ripe recommendation comes into play, otherwise they’re a beast to scoop out!) Add kiwi pieces to a large mixing bowl. Dice 6 strawberries into small pieces and add this and the 1/2 pint of blueberries into the mixing bowl.
Using a vegetable peeler, remove the skin of the mango and slice lengthwise, until you reach the pit. Dice mango slices and add to mixing bowl.
Stir together all of the fruit, then spoon into each kiwi. You may have some extra fruit salad leftover (hooray!)
Enjoy! You can sprinkle a little sugar on top if you wish, if you find that your chosen fruits are too tart. 🙂
Adorable 100 calorie portioned fruit cups! Perfect for a summer cookout! Eating fruit has never been so cute!
- 6 ripe kiwis (tender to touch)
- 6 medium-sized strawberries
- 1 medium-sized mango
- 1/2 pint of blueberries
- Sugar for topping, if desired
- Using a cheese grater, shave down the flattest end of each kiwi, so they can stand. Then cut off the top.
- Use a spoon to scoop out the inside of each kiwi and dice what you remove. Add to a large mixing bowl.
- Dice strawberries into small pieces and add to bowl, along with blueberries.
- Using a vegetable peeler, remove the skin of the mango. Slice lengthwise, until you reach the pit, and dice mango slices.
- Mix together all of the fruit and spoon it into each kiwi. You may end up with extra fruit salad!
- Enjoy! Sprinkle on a little sugar if you wish, if you find the salad too tart.
- Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for 1 week.
- Serving Size: 1 kiwi cup
- Calories: 100
- Sugar: 16.9 g
- Sodium: 3.9 mg
- Fat: 0.7 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 24.6 g
- Fiber: 4.4 g
- Protein: 1.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
**Recipe adapted from A Spicy Perspective
What do you think? Did this recipe make the cut for you or did it crumble? What would you do differently? I look forward to reading your opinions!