We love this idea to help our kids try different flavours and foods, by narrowing foods down to one colour for a special treat.  Once they start to experiment more with the fruits they’re given, try out another colour, or start adding in another colour here and there.

It’s a great way to have fun with food too… create a pinwheel of the colours or a dice game to choose the colour.

Green fruits are loaded with fibre, particularly when the skin is kept on, and are also a great source of vitamin C and A, especially in the darker greens.

Green fruits include apples, pears, grapes, kiwi fruit, avocado, honeydew melon, limes – you can also add in some sweet or neutral vegetables or herbs such as cucumber, peas, baby spinach and mint.

We’ve included a dressing for this fruit salad that doubles as a delicious flavour hit, and also helps to stop the apples and avocados browning.




Lactose Free | Gluten free | Vegetarian | Nut Free | Vegan | Low FODMAP Options | Egg Free | Dairy Free | Grain Free | Wheat Free | Soy Free | Seafood Free | Low Oxalate Options



Family friendly | Leftovers | Breakfast | Snack | Dessert


Preparations time: 10mins

Serves: 4 as a snack



1 green apple, cored and diced

1 kiwi fruit, diced (leave the peel on if you’re game!!)

1 cup green grapes, halved

1 avocado, peeled, deseeded and diced

1 small cucumber, diced

a few mint leaves, finely shredded

½ cup baby spinach, finely shredded



Juice and finely grated rind of 1 lime

2 tsp flaxseed, olive oil or coconut oil

1 tsp tahini (sesame paste), optional






  1. Combine all the fruits, herbs and spinach in a bowl.
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the fruit salad.
  3. Serve with natural or coconut yoghurt if desired.


Variations & Substitutions

For a FODMAP friendly fruit salad, omit the apple and tahini, and either omit the avocado, or reduce the portion to 1/8th of the size.

For a low oxalate option, omit the kiwi fruit, lime peel (lime juice is fine), tahini and spinach. Replace the spinach with some chopped watercress for a similar texture.


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