How to Make a Rainbow Fruit Tray with Dip


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Have you heard the saying that one of the best ways to get all your vitamins is to eat the rainbow? Fruit platters make this goal easy. Here’s how to make a fruit tray with dip that will be a hit at all of your parties. You won’t even need to bribe your kids to eat healthy because it is so good!

How to Make a Healthy Fruit Dip & Tray Your Kids Will Love from

How to Make a Fruit Tray into a Showstopper

The most important part of making a beautiful fruit platter is to start with fresh fruit. Choose fruit that is in season, ensuring it is at its peak ripeness. Avoid fruits that brown easily when cut such as apples and bananas. Pick fruits with a variety of colors and eat the rainbow. I used red raspberries, orange cuties, yellow pineapple, green kiwis, blue blueberries, and purple grapes. Of course, there are tons of other options like these:

  • Berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • Pineapple
  • Oranges
  • Pomegranates
  • Grapes
  • Melons such as watermelon, honeydew or cantaloupe
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Plums
  • Apricots
  • Peaches
  • Cherries

Arrange Fruit to be Visually Appealing

Once you’ve chosen your favorite fruits for the fruit tray, wash them thoroughly with fruit wash. Then, begin arranging them on a platter or cake stand. Separate similarly colored fruits with a different, vibrant color. For example, don’t put raspberries and strawberries right next to each other. Instead, put pineapple in the middle to bring attention to all the bright colors of fruit.

For small fruits, like pomegranate seeds, either sprinkle them among the other fruit or place them in a small bowl on one edge of the platter. Juicy fruits, like watermelon, will have less juice if cut the night before serving the tray. Alternatively, put the watermelon in a separate bowl on the tray as well.

Use herbs or edible flowers to highlight the freshness of the tray and add more visual interest to the fruit tray presentation.

Set small bowls of yogurt fruit dip or peanut butter on the platter to break up the heaps of fruit.

Fresh Fruit Cups and homemade healthy fresh fruit dip from

Serve Individual Fruit Cups

If large trays aren’t your thing, how about fresh fruit cups? To make these cute little snacks, I used small parfait glasses and added one piece of each colored fruit, a dollop of the strawberry yogurt fruit dip, and topped with a raspberry. It’s the perfect bite-sized healthy snack and endlessly customizable.

Healthy Yogurt Fruit Dip and Fruit Trifle from

Fruit Trifle with Strawberry Yogurt Dip

for a larger version of the individual fruit snacks, give this fruit “trifle” a try. Layer the fruits to highlight all the colors and then add the healthy fruit dip. Get creative with fresh fruit, rainbows, and healthy yogurt fruit dip.

Serve a Fruit Tray at These Events

Now, I use fruit trays all the time at home with my kids. Fresh fruit makes beautiful platters, and my kids love the natural sweetness. It’s possible to buy a fruit tray from a grocery store, but making one at home is fresher, prettier, and tastier. Set out the rainbow fruit tray yogurt and cream cheese fruit dip at these events:

  • Baby showers
  • Bridal showers
  • Christmas or holiday parties
  • Thanksgiving
  • Pool parties
  • Holidays like the 4th of July

No matter the occasion, fresh fruit is always a hit.

Healthy Strawberry Fruit Dip

Now how about that healthy fruit dip? Fresh fruit is one of my favorite things to feed my kids and I don’t have to work too hard to get them to eat it. We always have fresh fruit in the house and often, it’s the only snack-y type food we have. For an extra treat, I serve the fruit tray with a strawberry fruit dip made from plain Greek yogurt.

I try hard to limit sugar consumption in our house. I love plain yogurt for the healthy probiotics that help boost the immune system and keep our guts strong. With billions of live probiotics in every spoonful, yogurt is an awesome choice for this dip.

Ingredients for How to Make a Healthy Fruit Dip & Tray Your Kids Will Love from

Yogurt fruit dips appease a kid’s (okay, my!) sweet tooth, but also give them probiotics and protein. They go great with rainbow fruit trays and require a few simple ingredients:

Aren’t fresh fruit trays beautiful and delicious?! Once you’ve learned how to make a fruit tray, you’ll make them for every special occasion. Add the fruit dip with strawberry flavor and you have a snack everyone will love. Use a variety of colors and eat the rainbow. What are your favorite fruits to include?

For more healthy snack recipe ideas, try these:

Yield: 2 cups

Strawberry Fruit Dip

Rainbow Fresh Fruit Tray & Healthy Fruit Dip Recipe from

Easy, five ingredient fruit dip that's full of healthy probiotics from the yogurt and liquid gold from the honey. A delicious dip everyone will love, including your kids!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 8 ounces (one brick) organic cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Nancy's organic whole milk plain yogurt
  • 2 TBS raw honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries, either fresh or thawed frozen berries (I use frozen berries for the dip)
  • 1/3 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate chips (this is the only ingredient that has added sugar). You can leave it out if you'd like no added sugar, but I tried this dip both ways, the chocolate really adds a nice element, in my opinion, so I recommend that you add it). 🙂


Combine the cream cheese, yogurt, and honey and mix until smooth. It's easy and quick to do this in a stand mixer.

Add strawberries and chocolate chips and stir until combined.

Serve with fresh fruit and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 tbs

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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