Inside: Get a clever, no-mess way to pack kiwi fruit for lunch. Perfect for kids and grown-ups.
Fresh fruit is a daily fixture in my kids’ lunch boxes–but it’s gotta be easy to eat.
Lunch periods are short, and kids are chatty. So if food isn’t fast, it’s bound to come back home.
Apples are a no-brainer in lunch boxes, but it’s nice to include a variety of fruit to deliver lots of different nutrients and expose your kids to different kinds of foods.
Kiwi is fun and kid-friendly for tucking into lunch boxes and serving as snacks. Here’s a neat way to pack kiwi fruit for lunch.
How to Pack Kiwi for Lunch
- Rinse the kiwi. You can eat the skin, though most kids probably won’t. Even still, you’ll be cutting through and don’t want to drag dirt and bacteria into the flesh.
- Slice in half, across the middle.
- Pack with a spoon (disposable or reusable) so your child can scoop out the sweet fruit inside.
How do you know if a kiwi is ripe?
Ripe kiwi will give a little bit when you press it. If the kiwi you buy are still firm, leave them on the counter for a few days.
How long will kiwi last?
Kiwi will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month.
What do kiwi taste like?
Kiwi has a sweet-tart flavor. The golden variety has a tropical taste.
Is kiwi fruit healthy?
Yes! A two-kiwi serving has more potassium than a banana and more vitamin C than an orange, plus fiber and vitamin E.
What are other ways to serve kiwi?
To slice a kiwi, cut off the ends, then either slice it or peel the skin with a vegetable peeler, then slice. Get kiwi recipes here.
Heres a fun idea for an after-school snack: Peel kiwi, cut into thick slices, insert a popsicle stick or lollipop stick into one end, and freeze on a tray or plate. You’ll get about 3-4 pops per kiwi.
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