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12 posts tagged fruit

Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats

A collection of healthier options for a kid's friendly valentine's day party that include naturally sweetened treats that kids and parents will love. Continue Reading

An Apple a Day…

Turns out mom wasn't wrong when she said "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". Apples are a crisp and naturally sweet fruit that also promote many health benefits.  While apples can often be found in grocery stores year round, the peak season is typically September to early Spring. Which means we are currently right in the height of apple mania. There are so many different varieties that it's hard to find someone that doesn't like at least one type of apple. An easy and filling snack ... Continue Reading

Grilled Steak Pineapple Skewers

Along with focusing meals more on vegetables and starting the Meatless Monday movement at our house, I've been trying to add more fruit to our actual meals. We eat fruit (the kids especially), yet it's usually just as a solo snack, or a piece of fruit with breakfast. I often forget that fruit really pairs so well with many foods and adds amazing flavor to dishes. Not to mention the health benefits of many fruits. Each different color of fruits offer so many different vitamins and minerals ... Continue Reading

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Kiwi Fruit Salsa

(Discolsure: I received free samples of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Zespri Kiwifruit and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.) I love tacos. There is just something so appealing about eating a meal that comes all wrapped up in a little shell (that's how my sisters and I have always referred to tortillas). Plus there are endless possibilities for ... Continue Reading

Cantaloupe Panzanella Salad

I don't know if I've been living under a rock lately but I just recently discovered Panzanella Salad! I've been experimenting different recipes but this Cantaloupe Panzanella has been on repeat lately. I've been trying to incorporate more fresh fruit into the dishes we enjoy at home. We eat fruit, but it's usually just as a snack or with breakfast. I am trying to jazz it up a bit and really make some fruit based dishes and meals. This Cantaloupe Panzanella Salad does just that by ... Continue Reading

Frozen Fruit Salad with Mint

One of the reasons I just love summer is the plethora of fruit available. Fresh fruit really helps satisfy the huge sweet tooth that I have and it's just so delicious! I'm also lucky that my kids love fresh fruit. That being said, sometimes fresh fruit isn't always available or always on hand in our house. We grocery shop about once a week, but sometimes we just eat all the fresh fruit within days! This recipe for frozen Fruit Salad with mint and tequila was in May's edition of InS... Continue Reading

Banana Sushi – Food Trend

Food trends are funny things. Sometimes they are introduced into our lives and then leave just as quickly. While on the contrary, sometimes they stick around and make our lives much, much tastier. Case in point - avocado toast. How much better is breakfast now that avocado toast became a thing? I usually jump on the food trends waaaaaaay after they are popular. It seems like I'm always trying things months after they've become popular.  As I've mentioned in previous posts, I like trying ... Continue Reading

Nutrition Knowledge – Strawberries

Fresh summer produce has to be one of life's greatest pleasures. Tomatoes grown on the vine, sweet corn on the corn, juicy watermelon, tart cherries, the deliciousness is endless. One of my favorite summer fruits has to be strawberries. I'm talking red, juicy, sweet strawberries in the height of the summer season. When you can buy a pint for $2 and eat the whole thing before you even make it home. Fresh strawberries = summertime. Not only are strawberries full of flavor, they are ... Continue Reading

Summer Strawberry Popsicles

As an adult, summers aren't usually as fun, since many of us still have to work. However, I have found new things to love about summer as a grown up. Seeing kids playing outside during the day always makes me smile. I also love the smell of sunscreen and days spent at the pool.  I think my favorite part of summer is the fresh produce that is in abundance during summer. Watermelon, strawberries and corn are top on my list! I recently brought home a few too many strawberries from the ... Continue Reading

A Simple Dessert

I remember my mom hosting a lot of dinners at our house while I was growing up. She is the quintessential host...beautiful centerpieces, fun themes, and great food. My favorite part of the dinner parties was the dessert course once the meal was finished. My mom would bring out a freshly baked cake or other homemade dessert and my mouth would start to water. The cake was almost always brought to the table on a cake stand and served on dessert plates. Now that I'm an adult, I also love ... Continue Reading

Grilled Watermelon Feta Bites

Grilled Watermelon with peppery arugula, salty feta cheese and sweet balsamic glaze makes a perfect summer dish.   I have never thought about making grilled watermelon before, but once I saw it on Kroll's Korner, I knew I had to make it. The recipe was part of a post about different ways to grill fruit. After trying this recipe, I can't wait to try the rest. Kroll's Korner is one of those sites that I read every morning while I enjoy my morning cup of coffee. As a fellow ... Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Treats

There is nothing cuter than 12 little preschoolers passing out their Valentine's Day treats and cards while decked out in a spectrum of red and pink. Their little smiles are so sweet while they pass out the cards that they spent thirty minutes choosing from the sea of princesses and disney character choices and the tiny exclamations when they discover that someone else brought "Elsa!" or "Paw Patrol"! It is too cute. I volunteered to bring a little snack for the kids in Sophie's preschool ... Continue Reading