This post comes from one of our new contributors, Krista from Everyday Mom’s Meals. Learn how to get your kids more involved in the kitchen, and make a delicious “dessert” fruit salad recipe at the same time. Thanks Krista!
Do you enjoy having your kids in the kitchen with you? Do you allow them to help with the cooking? If so, then you will definitely enjoy this recipe. If not, I strongly encourage you to. I truly believe getting kids into the kitchen cuts down on picky eaters and helps to promote healthy eating habits from a young age.
My seven year old son has been cooking with me since he was a baby! Sure, back then he simply sat in his swing and watched, but now he helps in all kinds of ways and loves every minute. This is a recipe I’ve been making for years, and he is now old enough he can pretty much do all the steps, with just a little â€œMommy supervisionâ€. I thought it was a great one to let him help with because it uses all canned fruit, so no chopping or slicing. It’s truthfully just stirring and mixing. And at the end of a meal when he gets to proclaim â€œI made dessertâ€, the look on his face is priceless. This ambrosia salad would be perfect for a brunch, backyard barbecue or any night of the week.
Recipe: Easy Ambrosia Salad
- 1 (8 oz.) tub whipped topping, thawed
- 1 ( 20oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained well
- 1 ( 15 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained well
- 1 ( 10 oz.) jar maraschino cherries, drained well, reserve 2 for garnish
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
- In a large bowl combine all fruit
- Add coconut and marshmallows
- Mix well
- Carefully fold in whipped topping. (This is best done by an adult helper )
- Top with extra cherries
- Chill for at least an hour before serving
Adding Marshmallows Ready to Eat
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
For more delicious and fruit salad recipes, check out these 13 Easy Fruit Salad Recipes.
About the Blogger:
Krista Marshall is the “everyday mom” in Everyday Mom’s Meals. She started blogging in May 2010 at the encouragement of friends and family who enjoyed when she shared her recipes. She loves being in the kitchen and serving her family down-home, simple meals that are as easy for everyone from the novice cook to the experienced home chef.