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Summer is probably the best time of year for a serving of a nice, fresh and cool fruit salad, but fruit salads can, and should be, eaten all year long. A bonus with fruit salads is that kids usually love them and will eat them without told to for their health.

Fresh Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is abundant in nutrients and in color and texture, making them appealing to all. Many of the recipes following will travel well to family picnics and cookouts. This nice collection of varied and healthy fruit salad recipes are also great for snacks or desserts.

If you wish to sweeten your fruit salad, try a honey-lime dressing. Simply combine 1/3 cup honey, 1 teaspoon fresh lime zest and 1/4-cup fresh lime juice in a blender container. With the motor running, slowly pour in 3/4 cup salad oil. Blend until thick.

Our collection of healthy fruit salad recipes!

Fresh fruit salad in a bowl

Trimming Tip: Use as many different colored fruits as you can for the most nutritional bang from your fruits. Each color has its own special nutrient properties...

Chef's Tip: Cream won't curdle when poured over fruits if you add a pinch of baking soda with the cream before serving.

Sweeten up a Fruit Salad

Add some natural sweetness to your fruit salad by stirring in a teaspoon of honey before serving.

Wholesome Fruit Salad Crackers

6 ounces *cream cheese, room temperature
4 ounces vanilla yogurt
24 whole graham crackers (plain or chocolate)
Fresh fruits of your choice: raspberries, kiwifruit, mandarin oranges, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, mangoes, grapes, etc.

In bowl, mix cream cheese with vanilla yogurt until smooth, and then spread to one-quarter inch thickness on graham crackers. Decorate cracker with berries, grapes and other fruits in a pattern. Recipe makes 8 to 10 servings.
*Use non-fat or reduced-fat cream cheese to reduce fat and calories.

Did You Know?

According to a study from the University College London, you can slash your annual risk of death by eating at least seven fruit and vegetable servings daily.

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