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Rainbow Pickety Bits

Now that March is here, it’s time for all things Irish, rainbow and leprechauns! (I’d throw unicorns and mermaids in there too, if I thought I could get away with it.) The first few weeks of March are filled with the promise of spring, the beginning of daylight saving time (for those of us who participate) and the anticipation of a few St. Pat’s shenanigans. Why shouldn’t your menu reflect that same sense of fun?

A rainbow pickety bits platter is an easy dinner, game night, or party option, and so simple to create. Use an assortment of your favorite nibbles from the following categories:

Fruits, fresh and dried
Veggies, including pickled
Olives
Nuts
Deli Meats
Cheeses
Dips and Spreads
Crackers and Chips
Chocolates

Foods to try:

Red – Apples, Bell Peppers, Strawberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Raspberries, Beets, Radishes, Cherries

Orange – Apricots, Nectarines, Oranges, Cuties, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Peaches, Cheese Crackers, Red Pepper Hummus

Yellow – Apples, Pears, Pineapple, Bell Peppers, Cheese

Green – Kiwi, Broccoli, Grapes, Olives, Pickles, Sugar Snap Peas, Cucumber, Celery

Blue and Purple – Blueberries, Blackberries, Purple Carrots, Purple Cauliflower, Grapes, Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, Figs, Olives

This is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. They’re more likely to sample new foods when they’ve helped prepare them.

Place dry foods like crackers, in small bowls or ramekins. Do the same for dips, pickles and any foods in juices or brine.

On a large tray or platter, arrange foods in ROYGBIV order, tucking the ramekins in tightly as you work. Add pickle forks, small tongs and cheese knives if needed for serving.

Since I didn’t have a pot of gold for the end of my rainbow, I figure a bowl of chocolate is a suitable substitute.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for your own celebrations. Such a fun way to get all those fruits and veggies in, and eat the rainbow!

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Rainbow Fruit with 3 Healthy Dips

You won’t miss the sugary cereal or rainbow colored candies this St. Patrick’s Day; these tasty treats will satisfy your sweet tooth and that of any visiting leprechauns! The fruit dips are all gluten free and two of them are nut free.

Rainbow Fruit Tray:
Choose any fruit that you enjoy in the colors of the rainbow. Cut into similar size pieces and arrange in ROYGBIV order.

Rainbow Skewers:
Starting with the purple fruit, guide it onto the pointed end of a 6″ wooden skewer. Slide the fruit toward the flat end, leaving about 1″ of skewer exposed. This will function as a handle. Work in rainbow order to the red fruit. If you’re using strawberries for ‘red’, be sure to leave enough space on the pointed end of the skewer to hold it securely.

Now on to the dips!

Peanut Butter Dip: I made this dip without any modifications. Try dipping red grapes in this one. It has all the flavor of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

https://cleanfoodcrush.com/peanut-butter-fruit-dip-clean-eating/

Chocolate Fruit Dip: I doubled the batch to make one cup. Instead of coconut sugar, I used honey. I left out the almond extract and added one teaspoon of Godiva chocolate liqueur. I sprinkled a few Lily’s chocolate chips for garnish. This dip is amazing with strawberries and orange slices.

https://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/chocolate-fruit-dip/

We try to eat 90/10. 90% foods made in nature and 10% or less of foods made in a factory. These chocolate chips are part of that 10% and we enjoy them as an occasional treat.

Creamy Lemon Fruit Dip: I made this according to the recipe. It’s light, refreshing and just sweet enough. The recipe lists “lemon peel” under toppings where it should say “lemon zest”. I don’t think lemon peel would be very tasty mixed into this dip. Because this dip is not as thick as the others, it would be fantastic drizzled over a fruit salad or mixed berries.

https://www.superhealthykids.com/creamy-lemon-clean-eating-fruit-dip/

Drizzle that lemon dip over this!

I hope your St. Patrick’s Day is a happy one filled with all the shenanigans you can handle!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.