This fresh fruit salad recipe is great for snacking, especially for back to school lunches! Today we’re happy to partner with Produce for Kids for the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge.
I remember fruit cups as a kid and it would consist of a liquid and always in a plastic cup. I also remember getting the liquid all over when I opened the cup. It wasn’t horrible, but I always preferred fresh fruit salad, just like we had a home.
Since having our daughter I make sure she has all of her favorites in her lunch box. She’s not a huge meat eater and loves to eat a vegetarian diet for the most part. She loves a sandwich with cream cheese and some tomatoes. Her favorite snacking items are mashed avocado with lime or red pepper slices.
When it comes to fruit she loves apples, strawberries, grapes, and most recently, sungold kiwifruit. 🙂
The trick to making a fruit salad that will last until lunch time without browning is using a citrus juice like lemon, lime, or even grapefruit. By adding the citrus you make it a little tart, which we love, but you can add more sweetness by adding in honey or maple syrup.By doing it like this there’s no huge amount of liquid and it’s just fruit with a tiny bit of dressing to prevent the apples from browning. It also gives the fruit salad recipe a great flavor.
FRESH FRUIT SALAD RECIPE – always a hit!
You can add in any fruit you like and if you can’t find yellow kiwi, by all means, use green!
For the dessert in the middle, we like to keep things regular around here so we give some chocolate covered prunes as a dessert. 😉
Today we’re happy to participate in the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge! This is a back-to-school time initiative that raises funds for Feeding America kids’ programs. From Aug. 7 to Sept. 25, Produce for Kids is encouraging families nationwide to kick off the school year right by pledging to pack a healthier lunchbox. All parents need to do is take the online pledge at PowerYourLunchbox.com to make a $1 donation to Feeding America® children’s programs such as Kids Café, Backpack program, and Child Hunger Corps. During the 2016-2017 school year, 43,068 families and classrooms pledged to eat a healthier lunch, helping raise 473,748 meals for families in need through Feeding America!
New to the pledge this year, Produce for Kids has partnered with Eric Carle and his collection of children’s books!
Now Elementary and preschool classrooms who take the pledge can be entered to win a Very Hungry Caterpillar reading nook for their classroom. How cool is that?
You can access Eric Carle and Produce for Kids themed activities and lesson plans at PowerYourLunchbox.com. Plus every day until
September 22, Produce for Kids will give away a popular Eric Carle book to an individual who has taken the pledge.
Special thanks to all the sponsors who support the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge:
- Avocados from Mexico
- Bee Sweet Citrus
- Crispy Green
- GROW Bananas by Organics Unlimited
- NatureFresh Farms
- Pero Family Farms
- Sun World
- Vegy Vida
- Zespri Earthbound Farms
- Earthbound Farms
Each of these companies will make a collective $1 donation for each pledge that is taken to Feeding America programs that support families and children.
- 10 grapes
- 1 apple
- 5 strawberries
- 1 sungold kiwi
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
- Cut up the fruit into bite size chunks.
- Combine the lemon juice and the preferred sweetener.
- Mix the fruit and the lemon juice mixture together and serve as desired.
- *Best if used within 2 days.