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Fruit Salad

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Do you really need a recipe for fruit salad? Nah, probably not. But perhaps you or your kids don’t get very excited by a piece of fruit for dessert. This however is not a piece of fruit, its several… it’s one bite that’s crunchy, another that’s soft, it is sweet and tart and bright all in the same mouthful. And it’s filled with vitamins, minerals and fiber. How many other desserts get to be that amazing? Probably none!

Just remember, seasonal fruit is always the sweetest, so follow your nose, if it smells good it will probably taste great.

WINTER:

1 grapefruit, sliced
1 orange sliced
A few chopped dried apricots or dates
A drizzle of honey

SPRING:

1 pint strawberries hulled and cut in half
2-3 Kivi fruit, peeled and sliced
A few mint leaves chopped

SUMMER:

1 cup raspberries,
2 red plums sliced
2 ripe peaches quartered and cut into bite size pieces

FALL:

1 apple cored and diced, tosses with a little orange or lemon juice
2 cups grapes, halved
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 cup walnuts toasted

 

PLAY WITH IT!

* Add a little cinnamon or all spice.

* Toss in a little chopped dark chocolate.

* Add slivers of chopped mint, lemon balm or rose petals.

* Add toasted nuts like pistachios, almond or pecans.

* Top with a dollop of coconut cream.

 

KIDS IN CHARGE

At the grocery store they can make up the recipe by picking out today’s best fruit. They can peel, quarter, slice and dice as soon as they may hold a knife. While they are still little they can pull off stems, remove the hats from the strawberries and peel the pomegranate apart.

 

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