Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

These days I’m trying to cut as many corners as I can without sacrificing the quality and healthiness factor of our food.  I’ve decided to make a fruit salad twice a week with the different fruits that I find on sale each week in the produce department.  I find myself cutting up a different piece of fruit every day for lunch and another for a snack.  Not really the most efficient use of my time.  So I thought, let’s do all the cutting at once (or twice) and make up a fruit salad.

This week’s salad includes blueberries, strawberries, mango, kiwi, peaches, nectarines and watermelon.  I simply cut up about half of what I buy and toss it all together.  The other half stays fresh in its own skin until a few days later when I cut up round 2 for the week.  Because the fruit is “ready” and “convenient,” we are eating more of it.

I plan to continue this throughout the summer while the fruit prices are so low.  I’ll just get enough of the fruits that are on sale each week, and we’ll have a healthy, quick and inexpensive snacks all summer long!

Comments

  1. says

    Erin! I love me some fruit salad! I hope you’ll stop by my blog today for a super-easy & tasty, budget-friendly salad dressing!

  2. says

    We do the same thing with our fruit expect we cut up the whole fruit in one shot. Our kids are older though (10,18,21) so it goes pretty quick. Sometimes I keep each fruit in a separate container for those picky eaters.

  3. Denise says

    Keeping cut up fruit on hand comes in handy for throwing together a quick smoothie! Add some vanilla yogurt and a few ice cubes and presto, fruit smoothie. Put the leftovers in popsicle molds for a tasty treat later. If you don’t have enough, add a little to several of the molds and add more leftovers later for a layered effect.

  4. says

    YUM!! This looks so good! I always have the good intention of cutting up my fruit for fruit salad, or just so it is ready to eat, but have a hard time following through with it. This is an inspiration to me today!

  5. says

    How yummy that looks! Great idea to cut it up and mix together. Maybe my husband will eat more fruit if I have it available like this. Love the variety and also purchasing when in season and on sale.

  6. Sarah E. says

    Looks yummy! My daughter can’t have milk, so I mix her fruit salad with soy yogurt to add some calcium…good stuff!

  7. Erin says

    I just set that picture as my desktop background it looks so good! My mom is in the practice of keeping fruit salads around. I really ought to start.

  8. Jen says

    Looks delicious!

    Fruit salad– Yummy, Yummy. Fruit Salad– Yummy, Yummy. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy Fruit Salad!

    I can’t help myself, whenever I hear/see the words Fruit Salad, all I can think of is The WIggles!

  9. Kara says

    Thanks for the inspiration to eat more fruit. BTW, you might want to try Mexican style fruit salad – it’s delicious. Just serve pieces of fruit over a small mound of cottage cheese, sprinkle with some raisins and sunflower seeds, and drizzle honey over the top. Yum!

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