Let’s Get Cookin….Fruits in salads 8-7-18

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Health Blog | 0 comments

Let’s Get Cookin….Fruits in salads 8-7-18



With summer in full swing, fruits are coming in from our gardens, trees, farms stores and farmer’s markets.  Many of us like a nice fruit salad, but what about in a savory salad?

Let’s think about that one. Using a sweet, ripe berry, watermelon, blueberry, orange, grape or even pineapple in a savory salad might seem odd but it’s a great option for a snack or meal!  By adding a sweet component to your favorite greens you add a flavor pop and nutrients to boost.  Add a bit of cheese and or nuts and you’ve got a new way to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner!

I like to add a splash of balsamic vinegar to any fruit in a salad.  I think it brings out the flavor and contrasts the greens   On a hot summer night, the last thing many of us want to do is cook a hot meal so fruit, greens and whatever you wish can make it fun and heat free!

One of my favorite new ideas is cubed watermelon, basil leaves and little pieces of feta or goat cheese to taste. Splash with some good balsamic and it’s heaven. A sprinkle of pink Himalayan salt takes it over the top.  Strawberries love to hang with balsamic vinegar and work well with most greens. I like a fresh spinach, rasberry, pear salad with little chunks of Brie cheese tossed in there topped with a walnut vinegarette.    Use your imagination with fruits and your salads might just sing!

Adding a flavor boost, nutrient pop and beautiful colors make our summer salads fabulous!

If you’d like more info on how you can make healthier food choices, sign up for my pantry makeover, smart shopping sessions event!  Contact me for more info!  In summer, fresh is best!  🙂



This information is solely for informational purposes.  IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.  Kim Gerhardt, Certified Health Coach, does not take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of  medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information.  The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.

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