Showing posts with label fruit salad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fruit salad. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Enjoy the Fruits of the Season—Simple Fruit Salad

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One of my favorite things about summer is the produce.

The veggies are wonderful, and the fruit is just to die for.

We eat a lot of just sliced fruit at our house as sides for our suppers and lunches. But for a special treat, the kids ask for fruit salad. It really is more like a dessert than a side, so they usually have it at the end of a meal. :)

Because it transports well, I’ve taken my fruit salad to cookouts and parties—it’s pretty, so it makes a nice splash when I bring it in.

Fruit Salad

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Ingredients:

2 cups of grapes
2 bananas, sliced (soak the slices in lemon juice to keep them from browning)
1 pint fresh strawberries
Sliced pineapple (sometimes I’ll cheat and buy the canned chunks—20 ounce size)
3 sliced kiwis
21 ounce can of peach pie filling
1/2 t cinnamon

IMG_20110717_194349Combine all the ingredients and serve!

It’s sweet and refreshing…and easy. The longest part of the whole process is the slicing, and I’ve gotten so that I’m able to do it pretty fast—because I want to start eating the salad!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fruit Salad in a Flash

RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb[3]We always have fruit and yogurt in our house. They’re just staples around here.

And my family loves fruit salad recipes. I’ve got some really elaborate recipes that call for apple pie filling and soaking the fruit in pineapple juice. I’ve got recipes that call for kiwi and lots of different kinds of fruits.

And then I’ve got this one. This is Fruit Salad in a Flash. It’s the simplest thing in the world, but people absolutely love it whenever I serve it. And although it’s easy to think about yogurt and fruit in smoothies, it might not immediately come to mind when thinking about a salad.

Unfortunately, right now we’ve got House of Strep at my home, even as I type. My daughter has been afflicted with lovely, pervasive streptococcus bacteria for a couple of days now. For a while I thought I would be Super Mom and resist the powerful germs! But no. :) Apparently I’m not quite as immune to strep throat as I’d thought!

And when Mom isn’t well, all hades breaks loose on our household. To keep the boy members of our household from eating potato chips and cookies for supper, I offer: Fruit Salad in a Flash!

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Ingredients

Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
20 oz. can of pineapple tidbits or chunks
20 oz. can of sliced peaches
6 ounces of French vanilla yogurt

Mix all the ingredients together. If you’re making a small amount of fruit salad (if you just don’t have as much fruit around your house), then you can definitely reduce the amount of yogurt you use. You could also experiment with different fruits and different types of yogurt.

Obviously, you just can’t beat fruit and yogurt for a healthy alternative to whatever the boys will find in the pantry. :) And it’s great on a sore throat, too!

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