A friend e-mailed me saying that fixing fresh fruit in the morning sounded too daunting. So, here’s a picture and a few ideas of quick fruit salads–making these takes me about 3-4 minutes and I make enough for 5 people. Also if I make a lot, there’s leftovers for Andrew, who gets up anytime between 1:30 and 4:30 in the morning. It also means that you can make it the night before and have it ready for serving dishes the next morning.
First off, every Monday I buy a ton of fresh fruit. A huge variety of fresh fruit. If you can find a Farmer’s Market, that’s even better!
I buy pineapples, apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, bananas, blueberries, pears, cantaloupe, honeydew, nectarines, strawberries, etc.
Because strawberries tend to spoil first, I use them in the beginning of the week.
So I basically just start grabbing a variety of fruits from the fridge, chop them up, and toss it all into one big bowl.
This morning, our fruit bowls consisted of nectarines, grapes, pears, blueberries (I toss in lots of blueberries, because I love the color they add), and topped with bananas. I always add bananas last because their appearance doesn’t fare well after a bit.
While I’m slicing and dicing, I toast a couple of pieces of bread and spread on some almond butter or organic peanut butter.
Here are some pics from earlier this week:
A pic of the fruit bowl, before serving and before bananas placed on top.
A picture of the three servings, topped with bananas…..Jared said, “Mama! You have to put nanas on there now!” That boy is obsessed with routine and was a little concerned since there were no strawberries in there, but as I mentioned above, those are used in the beginning of the week.
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