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Friday, June 29, 2018

Stars and Hearts Fruit Salad


During the summer I want a little more fun and a lot more “easy” in my meal prep. I guess the sun and outdoors is calling me or the heat zaps my energy. Regardless, I still want healthy, visually appealing food to grace my plate.

With the summer months comes all kinds of in season fruits. It makes it easy to prepare a fresh fruit salad. I thought I would come up with a version in honor of the Fourth of July with a red, white and blue theme…to make it fun.

To add extra celebration to this fruit salad I got out my cookie cutters and chose a star shape and a heart shape.


Stars and Hearts Fruit Salad

Ingredients:


  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups pineapple, cut into cubes
  • 1 whole watermelon, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut chips
  • 1 star cookie cutter
  • 1 heart cookie cutter
  • 1 pinch of Kosher salt

Directions:


  1. Place washed blueberries and cut pineapple in a medium bowl. Toss with orange juice and agave.
  2. Cut slices of fresh watermelon, about 1-inch thick, to make ready for the cookie cutters. Position the cookie cutters within the flesh of the watermelon. Press them through the watermelon to make your shapes. Use about 2 slices of watermelon for about 2 cups of shapes for your salad.
  3. Carefully mix the shapes into the salad. Add the pinch of salt and the coconut to the top then lightly integrate it.

Tips:


  1. If the shapes appear too thick, it is easy to cut them in half with a sharp knife without hurting the shapes.
  2. If it is a super hot day or you are having a picnic out doors, freeze the fruit shapes and then mix them into the salad to add a little extra coolness. It will also keep the salad fresher longer outside. 

Servings: 

6 (1 cup servings)12 (½ cup servings)

Nutritional Information:


Calories per cup serving: 92   Fat: .98g   Carbs: 13g   Protein: .6g

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