5 Cup Fruit Salad

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If you are determined to healthy eating then this fruit salad is great for you. Not only is it an easy fresh fruit salad but it can easily be part of your healthy snack ideas for kids’ folder. Fruit salads are always great to make and if you do them right they are also cost efficient and definitely part of your healthy eating agenda. The beauty of the fruit salad lies in the chance to incorporate fruit with a sauce that can get your kids eager to try it. Healthy snack ideas for kids are never high on their list of desserts since eating healthy usually means not good when it comes to kids and many adults. That does not necessarily have to be the case since Tracey shows us a recipe that can be healthy and also tasty and definitely considered a dessert. This easy fresh fruit salad can be made quickly and can give the fruits you have lying around a great vehicle to shine in. Never think that you can completely fool a child or picky adult when it comes to adding fruit to the dessert because that is not always the case. You must be vigilant and deceptive but also a great seller. Yes you must also sell the desert that includes fruit since the first reaction will usually be one of disdain.

When you decide to make a fruit salad you should always be cognizant of what fruit is in season so you will keep the dessert fresh and cost efficient. If you are in apple season then consider apples. The farther a fruit has to travel to get to your doorstep not only counts in the freshness department but definitely affects the pricing as well. Never be afraid to go with frozen fruit since many frozen fruits are flash frozen right after picking and if their time in the freezer has not been too long you should be ok. Canned fruit is also an option but never as fresh as frozen but in a pinch they also work.

Always give yourself a day of letting it sit in the fridge. This is always a good plan since the chance for all the flavors to sit together and blend into each other will always make your offering much tastier then when first prepared. If you are pressed for time and need to make it and serve it you are also fine but that extra hour in the fridge will give your fruit salad recipe the extra boost to marry the flavors.

The next time you are planning a family meal or having friends over for a visit then consider this recipe for fruit salad from Tracey. Always remember the ingredients to any recipe are up to your approval and if the ones called for don’t meet your standards then substitute. Thanks to Tracey of The Kitchen is My Playground Blog for this yummy 5 Cup Fruit Salad Recipe that will give fruits another chance to shine and bon apetit.**

Nutrition Facts of 5 Cup Fruit Salad from The Kitchen is My Playground
Ingredients: Canned chunk pineapple, canned mandarin oranges, sweetened flaked coconut, miniature marshmallows, sour cream.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings
* Per Serving: Calories 316, Calories from Fat 114, Total Fat 12.7g 20%, Saturated Fat 9.0g 45%, Cholesterol 17mg 6%, Sodium 56mg 2%, Potassium 302mg 9%, Carbohydrates 50.9g 17%, Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%, Sugars 33.1gm Protein 2.9g, Vitamin A 18%, Vitamin C 118%, Calcium 7%, Iron 13%

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