Stars and Hearts Fruit Salad

Friday, June 29, 2018

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


  • 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


  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.


  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. 


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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