Rainbow Fruit Cheese Kabobs

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.