Category Archives: Fruit

Banana Split Fruit Snacks

So, you’re craving a banana split…
but want to stay on the healthy side…
enjoy these easy to make Snack Fruit Split Banana goodies.

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Homemade Fruit “Ice Cream”

This is a quick & easy way to enjoy a frozen ice cream treat.
All you need is some frozen fruit and you’re on your way!

For variations you can:
add coconut water
add coconut milk
add coconut
add chocolate chips or carob chips
add nuts (after the fruits been in the food processor)

Watch the video to see how easy it is!

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Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce recipe

Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce recipe

maple cinnmon applesauce

About 3 1/2 cups
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

6 McIntosh or other tart apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Golden Delicious or other sweet apple, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine apple pieces and water in a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to maintain a simmer.
Cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until the apples are very soft and falling apart, about 30 minutes.
Mash the apples to the desired consistency and stir in maple syrup and cinnamon.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.

Per 1/2-cup serving: 77 calories; 0 g fat ( 0 g sat , 0 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 2 g fiber; 1 mg sodium; 127 mg potassium

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Couscous & Fruit Salad Recipe

Couscous & Fruit Salad Recipe

couscous fruit salad

4 servings, about 3/4 cup each

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 cups cooked whole-wheat couscous
1 cup chopped nectarine
1 cup mixed fresh berries, such as blueberries and raspberries
2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds, (see Tip)

Whisk oil, orange juice, vinegar, shallots, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add cooked couscous, nectarines, berries and almonds; gently toss to combine.

Tips & Notes
Tip: To toast sliced almonds, heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

Per serving: 259 calories; 9 g fat ( 1 g sat , 6 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 7 g protein; 7 g fiber; 146 mg sodium; 116 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value).

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