Eat More Fruit
Med Morning Muesli
Muesli by any other name is cold oatmeal – and it rocks! Here is a recipe that we have worked on to get the taste just right without breaking the calorie bank.
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.
Banana Nut Med Muffins
Most muffins are just a step away from cake with lots of added sugar. Not these med muffins! These muffins have no added sugar and super healthy fats from nuts. They are one of my favorite things to find in my lunch box. Use muffin papers and spray them with non-stick spray for the best product. You can experiment with using pears in the place of the apples and vary the type of nuts you use.
Banana Granita with Blueberries
This frozen treat makes a simple and refreshing dessert similar to ice cream. This recipe is topped with frozen blueberries, but any fresh or frozen fruit would make a great topping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mango, Black Bean, and Quinoa Salad
This is a perfect dish for a summer picnic or potluck. Super easy, quick, and delicious.
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.
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 and Fish Tacos.
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.
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.
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.
Curry Quinoa Salad
This is a great side dish or can be a main dish if added to a large vegetable salad.
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.
Cranberry Lime Soda
Great for warm summer days or alongside a meal. Enjoy as a refreshing alternative to soda.
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.
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.
Chili Lime Fruit Salad
This recipe calls for grapefruit, mango, and pineapple, but you can use most any combination of fruit.
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 component, any citrus, mango, or pineapple works well. Choose any whole grain and any canned bean. This is a great way to use up leftover grains from other meals. This can be a side dish or served on top of a mixed green salad.
Apple Cucumber Slaw
This is one of the most popular recipes, and goes well with Salmon Burgers, or as a bed for fish or chicken.