A Week of Meatless Meals Even a 4 Year Old Will Eat: Part 2 of 7 {Rainbow Skewers}

I’m glad you’re back after Part 1 : Pizza Party!

For Part 2: Rainbow Skewers, we’re going to use 3 things that are always a hit in this house – rainbow food, food on sticks, and dips!

As my Nana would say, “presentation is very important” and you can get a kid to eat just about anything if you make it look right.

This meal took me about 30 minutes from start to finish and is a definite repeat!

Rainbow Skewers

  • 1 pack of shish-kabob skewers (get the big pack, I use these all the time)
  • Red fruits and veggies: strawberries, cherry tomatoes, sweet red peppers
  • Orange fruits and veggies: sweet orange peppers, artichoke hearts,  Satsuma slices
  • Yellow fruits, veggies and cheese: banana slices, yellow cherry tomatoes, and cheddar cubes
  • Green fruits and veggies: cucumber slices (Costco has the best organic English cucumbers!), green apple slices, green grapes
  • Blue/Black fruits and veggies: Since blue items are sometimes hard to find, I use blueberries, Blackberries, and black olives
  • Purple/Violet fruits and veggies: Purple grapes, purple cabbage if you have an adventurous palate
  • White (for clouds of course): marshmallows or mozzarella pieces


Grab your skewers and string all those yummy items! I like to use the order of the rainbow and talk about the colors and corresponding items while we work!

Next, the dips! (Anyone else have an instinct to start singing “When I dip, you dip, we dip” here?)

Easy Fruit Dip

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup


Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and get to dipping! Rainbow sprinkles are also a fun add.

BONUS – I used the leftovers in the morning with a little granola on top for a yummy breakfast!

Easy Veggie Dip

  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • Ranch Powder to taste
  • 1 sprinkle of dried parsley


Mix the sour cream and ranch powder to taste.  Sometimes I add a little more, a little less, it just depends on my mood.  This girl loves some ranch dip! Sprinkle on the parsley for looks.

For the adventurous mini budding vegetarians, mix in 1/2 an avocado, 1 tsp. chopped jalapeno with a squeeze of lemon or lime. The dip will be green which may turn off some picky eaters, but it is my favorite variety of ranch dip!

That’s it! C’est tout fini!

A beautiful meal that is sure to please and a plate that is sure to be empty!  Stay tuned for Part 3 which is coming at you soon!

What rainbow items would you add? Leave them in the comments!

Amanda Fuselier
Amanda is a native of Kenner, LA and is now an honorary Cajun. She is married to a psychiatric nurse, Joe, and is a hospice social worker so don't come to her house unless you are ready to talk about your feelings! Amanda and Joe are parents to Kael and Remy and furry parents to Luna and Spiderman. Amanda is all about that #boymom life and is enjoying wrangling her two wild men while checking out the wonderful culture of Acadiana and all of Louisiana. Amanda is a fan of all things yummy and enjoys a good cocktail. Her motto is "if I can't wear yoga pants, I'm not going".