Small Child absolutely loves his fruit, so I decided to put together a simple fruit salad recipe for him that he could prepare himself. We’ve recently been having discussions about how we can all contribute in our own way and ‘do our bit’ for our family; that day Daddy cut the grass, Mummy made dinner and Small Child made dessert. He was really pleased and proud to have made what he considered to be an equal contribution.
The selection of fruit for this recipe was chosen based on ease of preparation, but of course you can use any fruit that you like to replace these ones if you decide to make this recipe yourself. A PDF of the recipe can be found at the bottom of this post, in case you’d like to challenge your own ‘Small Child’ to give it a go.
- 2 Clementines
- 2 Bananas
- 50ml Orange Juice
Wash all the fruit if necessary. Put the blueberries in a large bowl. Chop the tops off the strawberries, cut them all in half and add them to the bowl. As I’ve mentioned before, I allow Small Child to use a small sharp paring knife (under close supervision at all times) as I believe that the best way for him to learn about knife safety is to learn how to use it properly, and practice makes perfect. Every child is different though, so you should use your own judgement to decide whether your child is ready to use a sharp knife or not.
Chop the grapes in half and add to the bowl. Peel the clementines, break them into segments and add to the bowl.
Peel the bananas, chop them into pieces and add to the bowl. Measure out the orange juice.
Pour over the orange juice and stir to coat all the fruit.
You can serve the fruit salad up as it is, or add extras such as cream, natural yoghurt or meringues as desired. We had crushed meringues with ours, it was delicious!
If you’d like to print off a child-friendly copy of this recipe for yourself, click on the link below to download the PDF file. Do comment and let me know if you try it!
Please let me know if there are any other recipes you’d like to see here or if you have any other suggestions; we’re always looking for new ideas to try.