Eat More Fruit

Apple Cucumber Slaw

This recipe goes well with Salmon Burgers, or as a bed for fish or chicken. Serves 2 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 apple, cut into matchsticks (use a sweet apple such as Red Delicious, or a tart apple such as Granny Smith) ½ English cucumber, chopped… Read more »

Banana Granita with Blueberries

This frozen treat makes a simple and refreshing dessert similar to ice cream. We’ve topped our recipe with frozen blueberries, but any fresh or frozen fruit would make a great topping. A sprinkling of your favorite nuts or seeds would also be a great addition. Put peeled and quartered bananas in a freezer bag and keep… Read more »

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

A delicious alternative to traditional pancakes. This recipe is a great way to use bananas whose peels have started to brown; the riper the banana, the easier to mash and the more flavor they will give the pancakes! Top with peanut butter or chopped nuts if desired. Serves 2 Serving Size: 3 pancakes Prep time:… Read more »

Brown Rice Salad

This is an example of a recipe that can be made literally hundreds of ways. Add one or two vegetables, one or two fruits, a grain, a bean, and dress with citrus vinaigrette. This recipe uses avocado and orange. You could use cucumber, tomato, onion, or shredded squash – really any vegetable. For the fruit… Read more »

Chili Lime Salad with Grapefruit, Mango, and Pineapple

This recipe calls for grapefruit, mango, and pineapple, but you can use most any combination of fruit. Serves 6 Serving Size: 1¼ cups Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: Salad: 2 grapefruit, cut into sections 2 mangos, chopped ½ pineapple, chopped (can use canned – discard juice) Dressing: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil… Read more »

Citrus Salsa

This salsa is easy and quick and goes great on fish tacos, grilled fish, or with beans and rice. The daikon or jicama gives it a great crunch but is optional. Serves 6 Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 4 naval oranges, peeling and white removed, chopped ½… Read more »

Coconut Crunch Stuffed Prunes

Don’t let the word prune scare you away from this recipe. These little bite-sized treats are delicious. They are easy to make and look pretty impressive as well. They’re the perfect blend of sweetness and crunch. Serves 5 Serving Size: 5 prunes Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Cool Time: 1 hour    … Read more »

Cranberry Lime Soda

Great for warm summer days or alongside a meal. Enjoy as a refreshing alternative to soda. Serves 1 Serving Size: 1 cup (8 ounces) Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: ⅓ cup cranberry juice ⅔ cup club soda 1 lime slice Directions: Combine cranberry juice and club soda. Splash with lime. Nutrition… Read more »

Cucumber Citrus Water

Great for warm summer days, alongside a meal, or on a special occasion. Serve in a clear pitcher during a gathering with friends and family to show the vibrant colors of the fruit infused water. Helpful Tip: The longer you let this beverage chill in the fridge, the more flavor it will have. Serves 8… Read more »

Curry Quinoa Salad

This is a great side dish or can be a main dish if added to a large vegetable salad. Serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a main dish Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes (for quinoa) Total Time: 30 minutes (less if using already prepared quinoa) Ingredients:… Read more »

Fish Tacos with Avocado-Mango Salsa

These fish tacos are so light and fresh, they will even turn the heads of the fish taco haters. Any white fish (e.g., pollock, catfish, grouper, haddock, halibut, rockfish, striped bass, or swordfish) can be substituted for the mahi mahi, so look for what is on sale. The star of this dish is definitely the… Read more »

Fruit Chaat

This is an Indian-style sweet and savory snack that is super easy to prepare. You can vary the fruits to your liking and what’s readily available.   Serves 6 Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 medium bananas, peeled and sliced 1 medium apple, chopped into small pieces… Read more »

Fruit Smoothie

The ingredients in this recipe can be varied according to taste and availability. Kale can be substituted for spinach, and any other fruits can be used as well. Using some frozen fruits will help make a cold, refreshing smoothie. Adjust amount of milk to make it thicker or thinner based upon taste preference. Serves 3… Read more »

Ginger Mango Salsa

Make this when you have really ripe mangos. It is a great addition to spicy foods and is terrific on our Mushroom Beef Tacos. Serves 8 Serving Size: ¼ cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 mango, diced 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 jalapeno, minced 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint… Read more »

Kachumber Salad with Peanuts

This recipe has an Indian name, Kachumber, that means chopped; however, my dear Indian friend says it is not Indian at all. It is, however, delicious. Serves 8 Serving size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 large English cucumber, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, minced 1… Read more »

Mango, Black Bean, and Quinoa Salad

This is a perfect dish for a summer picnic or potluck. Super easy, quick, and delicious.   Serves 6 Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1½ cups chopped, peeled ripe mango 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt added black beans, rinsed and drained ½ cup cooked quinoa 1 cup thinly… Read more »

Microwave Baked Apples

This is a super easy and super delicious dessert or snack. Any apple will work but firm apples such as Fuji, Gala, or Braeburn work best. You can change it up with different spices to suit your tastes. Serves 2 Serving Size: 1 apple Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 4 minutes Cool Time: 2… Read more »

Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

This recipe calls for steel-cut oats, but can also be made with rolled oats which have a quicker cooking time (about 5 minutes). If using steel-cut oats, save time by making a large batch on Sunday and keeping the leftovers in the fridge to reheat small batches throughout the week. This will give you a… Read more »

Peanut Butter and Apple Slices Sandwich

Is peanut butter and jelly a staple at your house? Try this simple twist on an old favorite to ditch the extra sugar, boost the crunch factor, and amp up the nutritional benefits. Serves 1 Serving Size: 1 sandwich Prep Time: 4 minutes Total Time: 4 minutes Ingredients: 2 slices 100% whole-wheat bread 2 tablespoons… Read more »

Quinoa Strawberry Salad

Quinoa is a popular whole grain thanks to its quick cooking time, high protein content, and nutty taste. The quinoa really soaks up the dressing in this recipe. Wait to dress the salad until right before serving. Serves 4 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes… Read more »

Strawberry Mint Water

Great for warm summer days, alongside a meal, or on a special occasion. Serve in a clear pitcher during a gathering with friends and family to show the vibrant colors of the fruit infused water. Helpful tip: The longer you let this beverage chill in the fridge, the more flavor it will have. Serves 8… Read more »

Warm Citrus Spinach Salad with Scallops

Scallops are delicious, but can be quite expensive. Consider this a special-occasion salad if you stick with the scallops. For an everyday salad, consider replacing the scallops with shrimp or fish. Serves 4 Serving Size: 4 cooked scallops, 2 cups of salad Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients:… Read more »

Whole Wheat Couscous Salad

This dish is a real crowd pleaser. The nutty couscous pairs well with the sweet dried fruits. It makes a great side dish. You can also add chicken or garbanzo beans to up the protein and make it a main dish. Serves 8 Serving Size: ½ cup as side dish, ¾ cup as main dish… Read more »