Side Dish, Snacks

rainbow fruit cups

March 5, 2014

I admit it. I’m stretching with this one. I really have had such a hard time coming up with a good St. Patty’s recipe this year that isn’t packed with sugar. I felt like we needed something to break up the sweet and that’s how this recipe came to be. I have seen so many rainbow fruit trays all over Pinterest, but with just the three of us there wasn’t a huge need to create an entire tray. So I busted out our never used whiskey glasses and got to work.

rainbow fruit cups

We were actually planning on having fruit salad with lunch one day and I decided it would be super cute to layer them for the kid. He went banana’s over it and gobbled up every bite. Even the blackberries! We did top with a little bit of cool whip. I know that’s like the devil or something (or so my mom says), but we love it so much more than whipped cream. Especially when you add it to a little fruit!

rainbow fruit cups recipe

It didn’t take too long to get these put together. I think the most time consuming part was slicing up the kiwi. However, if the rainbow fruit cups aren’t really your thing, you can just toss all of the fruit into a big bowl and mix up to have a fun bright display of healthy goodness. I have a soft spot for a good fruit bowl. I didn’t add any additional ingredients but you can always sprinkle with a little sugar, add some lemon or lime juice and zest, or even a little mint.

rainbow fruit salad

rainbow fruit cups


  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped kiwi
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple


  1. Layer your fruit inside cups and serve with whipped cream or cool whip.
  2. Another option is to toss in a large bowl.

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