Monday, January 4, 2016

Fall/Winter Fruit Salad; Meatless Monday.



Happy New Year Everyone! May 2016 bring much happiness to each one of you. I wanted to start off the New Year on a healthy note. Hence, I am bringing to you this recipe that I was part of the spread at the parties in my home.



For me, any party is incomplete without some fruits on the table. Whole fruits can be kept handy but they are merely decorative as most people don't reach out and eat an entire fruit during a party. However if you keep a platter or bowl of cut fruits, they are more likely to be consumed, at least 50% if not more! Fruits make for a great choice for guests who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or have nut allergies and you weren't aware of it beforehand!! They will have something to eat! Fruits are healthy and make for a great dessert choice . You can make serving fruit even better by making a fruit salad; without ice cream of course!! Here is a fruit salad recipe that uses fruits available during Fall/Winter. Hence, I decided to name it " Fall/Winter Fruit Salad". It is a very easy recipe that everyone will enjoy!



Servings: 8-10 ( 1 cup per person)


Ingredients:


Clementines/mandarins: 4, peeled and sections removed.
Pomegranate seeds: 1/4 cup
Apples: 2 medium-sized, peeled, cored and diced.
Pears: 2 medium-sized, peeled, cored and diced.
Craisins: 2 tbsp
Lemon juice: 1 tbsp
Orange juice: 1 tbsp
Sugar: 2 tbsp
Chat masala: 1/2 tbsp

Method:


Take all the ingredients listed above in a bowl. Mix well.



Serve chilled. I am bringing this to Throwback Thursday , Saucy SaturdaysFiesta Friday #101. Fiesty Jhuls and the calm Mr Fitz are co-hosting!!

Cooking made easy:


To prevent cut apples/ pears from becoming dark, squeeze a little lemon/orange juice and mix well.

If you don't have chat masala, you can add 1/4 tsp each of  cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder. This gives it a nice flavor.

You can add more or less fruits based on availability and individual preference.

Tip for healthy living:


Fruits are not only a great source of daily recommended vitamins and minerals, they are also a great source of much needed fiber.It is recommended to included 4-5 servings of fruits a day.

Food for thought:


We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe. John Henry Newman




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