Nothing says the Fourth of July like a bit of red, white and blue so why not add a little patriotic flare to your food and prepare this colorful fruit salad. Fresh fruits and veggies are a must, if you don’t want to jeopardize your fitness gains over the summer, by eating too much barbecue and potato salad. Enjoying fresh quality foods when they are at their peak for nutrition is among the most nurturing things you can do for yourself and others. So take along this healthy fruit-based snack to keep yourself from filling up on the bad stuff. And remember, whether you’re picnicking with vegans or omnivores, almost everyone enjoys a festive fruit salad.
Makes about 6 servings (2 cups each)
8 cups chopped watermelon (1 inch pieces)
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 cups whole strawberries, chopped
2 medium bananas
Place all ingredients, except banana, into a serving bowl. Slice and add your banana right before serving so it doesn’t turn brown. Mix well to combine. Serve with a garnish of mint leaves.
2 cup serving
Carbs: 28 g
Protein: 2 g
Fat: 0.50 g
Omega 3: 0.04 g
Fiber: 3 g