Today is all about fruits! Nature’s favorite source of succulent sweetness is packed with loads of healthy goodness such as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, potassium, and a host of other nutrients.
Now I know what you’re thinking: “Fruits for dessert? That’s boring!” But there are plenty of ways to make fruits the star of your tasty dessert dish. The great thing about the fruit category is that it’s so diverse on the flavor spectrum, you can replace a fruit you don’t like with one you do. Plus, they’re inexpensive and are healthier alternatives to desserts with spoonfuls of processed sugar.
So buckle in, because we’re going to give you three great ways to make fruits a game-changing treat. Remember that these dishes are healthiest when using organic fruits.
- 1 white nectarine, chopped
- 1 pear, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon chopped dates
- Dash of cinnamon
- Mix the nectarine, pear, pecans, and dates in a medium sized bowl.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and mix until well-coated.
- The nectarine and pear can be substituted out for other fruits you prefer!
Servings Per Recipe: 2
- 1 small watermelon, chopped
- 1 cantaloupe, seeded and chopped
- 1 mango, pitted and chopped
- 1 cup of fresh blueberries
- ¼ cup of fresh mint, minced
- Chop the fruit into small, uniform cubes.
- Combine the ingredients in a large bowl, then scoop into small cups.
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- 10 wooden skewers
- 10 strawberries
- 10 bite-sized watermelon pieces
- 10 bite-sized cantaloupe pieces
- 10 bite-sized mango pieces
- 10 bite-sized pineapple pieces
- 10 bite-sized kiwi pieces
- 10 blueberries
- 10 blackberries
- Put the chunks of fruit on each skewer in a rainbow pattern. Start with red, then orange, yellow, green, blue, and finally purple.
- Place skewers on a platter and serve.
- Mix and match different fruits that can fit inside your rainbow kebab.
Servings Per Recipe: 10