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Mixing It Up With A Low Calorie, Nutritious Fruit Salad

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Incorporating more fruit in your diet can help crowd out less nutritious foods. For the fruit salad recipe - In a large sealable bowl, toss 1 mango (cubed), 1 kiwi (peeled and sliced), 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 pint strawberries (hulled and quartered). Squeeze fresh lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon over fruit and gently mix. Eat fresh or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

You might be thinking, “Why do I need a recipe for fruit salad?” Fruit salad is insanely simple and if you have made it before, then you do not need a recipe. But I am going to bet, that there are a few of you here that have not made a fruit salad or do not understand why you should make it sooner rather than later!

Take a moment and do a mental recap of the past few days. Try to recall everything you have eaten. Most of the time, when people are asked if they like fruit, they say yes. We think apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, the whole gamut of deliciously sweet and sour fruits. But how often do you truly eat fruit? For myself, I was seriously underestimating how often I was eating it.

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5 Reasons To Add Fruits To Your Diet

  1. Fruit is highly nutritious.
  2. It often contains a lot of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients for very few calories.
  3. Fruit contains different amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins.
  4. The water content in fruit is also typically high which helps to keep us hydrated.
  5. Many varieties of fruits, like strawberries and mango are also sweet which can help quench those sweet cravings that you may get.

Fruit Salad Recipe

This fruit salad recipe is simple, requiring only 5 ingredients and one bowl. It is easily versatile if you want to add in different fruits. Keeping fruit salad on hand is a great way to ensure you have a tasty treat to reach for when you are hungry, short on time, looking for a side dish for dinner, and so much more!

 Serves: 3-4

Ingredients

  • 1 mango, cubed (directions here)1
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced (directions here)2
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/2 a lemon

Directions

  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a sealable bowl.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon over fruit and gently mix.
  • Eat fresh or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Incorporating more fruit into your intake can help crowd out less nutritious foods. Aim for 2-3 servings of fruit each day.

References   [ + ]

1.How To Cut A Mango, YouTube.
2.Top 5 Food Life Hacks – How To Peel a Kiwi, YouTube.
Amy Good
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My name is Amy! and I'm a Registered Dietitian that practices a holistic view of health. I like to consider the many different facets of our lives when trying to help others achieve their health and wellness goals.

Amy Good
Expert

My name is Amy! and I'm a Registered Dietitian that practices a holistic view of health. I like to consider the many different facets of our lives when trying to help others achieve their health and wellness goals.