Cute Snack Idea: Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chip Flower

This cute snack features nutrient-packed fruit salsa and homemade "chips" that kids will love

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Photography by Jill Dubien

I’m always looking for healthy snacks for my kids that get them eating a variety of fruits and veggies. I absolutely love making them fresh fruit salsa because it incorporates so many colourful fruits that are just bursting with vitamins and nutrients. My kids also think this is a real treat because of the cinnamon “chips.” Here’s how you make this great snack.

Cinnamon Chips

What you’ll need:

  • 5-6 small flour tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Pizza cutter or sharp kitchen knife

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F

2. Brush some melted butter on one side of each of the flour tortillas.

3. Sprinkle each tortilla generously with cinnamon sugar.

4. Using your pizza cutter or knife, cut each tortillas into 8 equal pieces.

5. Place your small triangles on an ungreased baking sheet in a single layer.

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes until nice and crispy. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Fruit Salsa

What you’ll need:

  • A variety of fresh fruit, chopped—I used strawberries, peaches, kiwi and blackberries
  • A sprinkling of white sugar
  • A squirt of lime juice

Directions:

1. Mix all the above ingredients in a large bowl until mixed completely.

To serve:

1. Place the tortilla chip triangles in a circle at the top of your plate.

2. Grab some fruit salsa and place in a small circle container – I used a silicone muffin cup.

3. Use a piece of celery for the flower stem.

This snack is delicious, and it’s definitely not just for kids. My husband and I thoroughly enjoy this little snack ourselves!


Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and 2 wonderful kids—a daughter who is 4 and a son who is 3. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids. You’ll find more of her cute recipe ideas here.

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