Thursday, June 7, 2012

fruit salad

Okay, so I'll be honest.  I'm not a fruit person - never have been, probably never will be.  I'd much rather eat a vegetable.  Seriously...I've been known to eat mashed potatoes for dessert.  And I've always hated it when you go to someone's house for dinner and they bring out fresh fruit for dessert.  Dessert isn't supposed to be healthy!

But recently, I joined Weight Watchers and discovered that fruit is a zero point food - that means I can eat AS MUCH of it as I want.  I like the sound of that. :)

I ate a lot of bananas for a while, but that got pretty old.  I decided that it was time for something a bit different...maybe I needed a new fruit in my life?  This fruit salad took no time at all to put together and has provided me with days of deliciousness.  I may not be a fruit person, but I think I am a fruit salad person (as long as there are no mandarin oranges, mom!).

Oh, and I just got a brilliant idea - I think I'll make one of these with just strawberries, blueberries, and bananas for the Fourth of, white, and blue!

Fruit Salad
1 cup grapes
1 cup blueberries
2 cups strawberries, sliced
3 nectarines, sliced
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey
several dashes nutmeg

Combine orange juice, honey, and nutmeg at the bottom of a large bowl.  Add fruit and toss to coat.  Serve immediately.  Makes 8 servings.

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