A Quick and Easy Fruit Salad made with canned fruit. My young daughter made this for a 4-H Club project. It is simple for young people who are learning to cook, to put together.
The second recipe is an Antioxidant Fruit Salad and is also quick and easy. It has an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins C and A and also the healthy B-complex vitamins, potassium, and other nutrients.
It is true most fruits contain antioxidants, however some carry a higher percentage than others. We selected these fruits for their higher nutrient content.
The five fruits that are mixed together gives you an enhanced, fruity flavor you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks.
1 lettuce leaf
1 pear half
1 peach half
1 slice pineapple
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
1 maraschino cherry
Chill fruit in refrigerator a few hours before preparing.
Place lettuce leaf on a plate. Arrange pear, peach, and pineapple on lettuce with cup side up. Spoon cottage cheese equally in fruit. Place mayonnaise in center of plate. Top with cherry. Sprinkle cheese over all.
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks, drained
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 oranges (navel oranges are best)
2 large ripe bananas
Peel oranges and separate sections. Cut in half crosswise. Remove seeds if there are any. Place in a large salad bowl.
Peel bananas and slice about 1/4 inch thick. Add to bowl.
f using frozen berries let them thaw just enough to separate and add to the salad. This helps prevent the brilliant colors from mixing too much. Of course if they do, it will not affect the taste.
I make this recipe often by doubling the ingredients and store in canning freezer jars in the refrigerator to use whenever I need a quick low calorie healthy snack.
Just let the frozen fruit set at room temperature for awhile.
Use this fruit mixture to top breakfast pancakes or waffles.
Make a fruit shortcake by topping slices or wedges of plain cake with this fruit and topping off with whipped cream. Yummy!
Add other ingredients to bowl and toss gently. Chill if desired and serve.
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