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Healthy family recipe: Winter Fruit Salad

Make this fun and funky fruit salad as an alternative to processed holiday sweets this year.

Healthy family recipe: Winter Fruit Salad

Elizabeth Coover, RD, LDN, is a clinical dietitian for the Healthy Weight Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Make this fun and funky fruit salad as an alternative to processed holiday sweets this year. The colorful mix of fruits will brighten up your table and your family’s taste buds.

You can also serve this recipe alongside traditional desserts to help you consume smaller portions and cut back on unwanted calories. Take a smaller, 6 inch dessert plate and fill half of it with fruit salad.  You will find that there won’t even be room on the plate for a second piece of pie.

Winter Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium oranges
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 apple
  • 2 kiwis

Directions:

Peel oranges, grapefruit, and kiwis. Remove the core and seeds of the apple and pear. Cut all fruits into bite size pieces or slices. Mix and enjoy.

Servings: approximately 8

Serving size:  1 cup

(Note:  this recipe contains no added sugars)


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