Fresh fruit is the perfect menu choice for Mother’s Day. Whether you’re preparing a big brunch or just a breakfast-in-bed tray, these fresh fruit recipes are easy and healthy. Many fruit recipes add so much sugar that you can lose the healthy benefits of the fruit. These recipes keep the calorie count down while keeping the flavor index up. Any mom would appreciate starting her special day with a delicious, guilt-free fruit snack.
Everyone likes a fruit salad. Megan from Pip & Ebby shows how to make this fruit salad with a twist. You’ll have to scroll down the page to find the secret ingredient.
Here’s a simple, delightful Watermelon, Blackberry and Mint Salad recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod. You could substitute any berry if blackberries aren’t available to you. This fruit dish is refreshing and healthy.
If you want your kids to pitch in, consider making this Fruit Pizza from Mrs. Happy Homemaker. It’s not your usual fruit pizza with a high-calorie crust. This recipe simply uses watermelon as the base, topped with any fruits your kids like.
Here’s another Healthy Fruit Pizza recipe from The Yummy Life, this one with a healthy whole wheat and oats crust in lieu of a store-bought sugar cookie crust. It also substitutes Greek yogurt for cream cheese. The other substitutions make this a very healthy alternative to the traditional not-so-healthy fruit pizza.
Want to add a Strawberry Rose to mom’s breakfast tray? Debbie from One Little Project shows you how. I thought it would be difficult, but her instructions and photographs make the process a snap.
Here’s another flower idea. Check out this beautiful fruit display from Little Food Junction. Smita used watermelon, papaya, and grapes for her fruits, but you could substitute whatever fruits you have on hand. She simply used flower-shaped cookie cutters and a melon baller.
Parents magazine blog wants kids to play with their food. Cookie cutters and a little imagination are all your kids need to turn cantaloupe, kiwi and grapes into these wonderful fruity flowers.
Did you ever see those edible fruit arrangements on TV and wondered how much they cost? Too much, that’s for sure. Plus you never know how fresh the fruit is. You don’t have to buy the fancy fruit cutters to Make Your Own Edible Fruit Arrangement either. CrazeeDaisee gives detailed, step-by-step instructions so you can make a beautiful fruit arrangement for a fraction of the cost of the ones on TV.
This Easy Fruit Trifle from Chef-in-Training could be a side dish or a dessert. Since you can use whatever fruits you want, this recipe is versatile as well as easy.
Here’s a Strawberry Pretzel Parfait to die for. Did you ever have that delicious strawberry-pretzel dessert ubiquitous at summer picnics? The merger of sweet and salty is a classic combination and this recipe provides the same delightful tastes at a fraction of the calories.
Okay, these Mini Fruit Tacos have some cream cheese in them, but the kind with 1/3 less fat. I wonder if you could substitute Greek yogurt? These colorful “tacos” are full of vitamins and anti-oxidants. I can’t wait to try this recipe at the upcoming Rainbow Party at my quilt guild.
I’ve saved the best for last. I say this because I make this superb recipe several times a year. My friends request it when there’s a pot-luck. The Girl Who Ate Everything has provided this Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips recipe for your epicurean enjoyment. Once again, use what fruits you have on hand. I often pull out my frozen raspberries and blueberries when making this recipe in the winter. The cinnamon chips are made with soft tortilla shells. They’re easy and delicious.
Make your mom feel loved on Mother’s Day by making her one of these healthy, delicious, fresh fruit recipes. If you’re the mom of the house, treat yourself. It’s a great way to start the day with a not-so-guilty pleasure.