Not only can cheese put families on track to meet the recommended three servings of dairy a day, it can also lead to increased fruit and vegetable consumption. Cheese pairs well with fruits and vegetables, and itâ??s easy to incorporate into nutrient-rich recipes. The protein in cheese helps fill you up, which means it can curb hunger and tide you over between meals.
Rainbow Fruit and Cheese Kabobs
All you need:
6 (8-inch or longer) skewers
6 ounces Monterey cheese, cut into 18 cubes
½ cup strawberry halves
½ cup ¾-inch-cubed cantaloupe
½ cup ¾-inch-cubed pineapple
1 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into 6 pieces
¼ cup blueberries
6 purple grapes
All you do:
1. To make a rainbow for each â??kabob,â?? thread onto a skewer a piece of cheese, a strawberry half, a cantaloupe cube, a pineapple cube, another piece of cheese, a piece of kiwi, 2 blueberries, a grape and another piece of cheese. Repeat pattern with remaining straws.