The only colors that I prefer to see in my food are ones that come from natural fruits and vegetables. You have to be careful when saying “from natural sources” because bugs can be considered a natural source and I’ve heard that caramel coloring can be derived from beetles. No Thanks!!! This is not a post to gross you out but to remind you that as the weather is getting warmer the availability of fresh fruits is something to take advantage of. I usually make a huge fruit salad once a week during the spring and summer months. Making a big batch helps me to have breakfast ready in the morning or a quick healthy snack for the family without cooking.
I highly encourage you to buy as many organic fruits as possible. This may have you thinking it will be expensive, but I truly believe when you invest in your food in the long run your lowering your medical bills. Eating organic means no chemicals or pesticides have been used in the process and I’m not really sure why this tends to be a luxury. Organic should be the only way, just saying! Being an extremist is not necessary, but get yourself in the habit of buying your fruits and vegetables organic when possible. It is one small healthy step in the right direction.
- 1 seedless watermelon
- 1 cantaloupe
- 1 pint of strawberries
- 1 small container of blueberries
- desired amount of pineapple
- Add to a large bowl
- Diced watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, pineapple
- Add rinsed blueberries
- Mix lightly
- Serve or refrigerate in air tight container