Fresh Fruit Salsa

April 2017 – Theme

Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we’re challenging ReDux members to show how they reduce food waste. Whatever you would normally toss, use it up. Share tips for reducing food waste in meal planning, prep or using up scraps.

As part of this month’s theme, I decided to whip up this quick sweet treat! I always buy too much fruit at the grocery store and I always almost end up throwing some away or it starts to rot by the time I get to it. I had a carton of strawberries left over from Easter so I was thinking of making a jam out of it,  but I also found and apple and a couple kiwis that were extra ripe. I knew they weren’t going to last too much longer so a fruit salsa seemed like an even better plan. The best thing about this recipe is you can add any fruit that you have laying around in your fridge! All kinds of fruit can be added to this recipe! Since I was using fruit that was already ripe, I didn’t need to sweeten it too much because it was already naturally sweet.

I try my best to prevent food waste but sometimes it just happens, just like it does for many people. That’s why I try to never go to the grocery store hungry because I always get more than I need! Or sometimes my vegetables and fruits get forgotten in my refrigerator drawers. Check out the Recipe Redux link below to find other recipes on how to reduce food waste.

 

Fresh Fruit Salsa

Fresh Fruit Salsa

Ingredients

12 strawberries; diced

3 kiwis; peeled and diced

1 apple; peeled and diced

1 Tbsp. honey

2 tsp. low-sugar fruit preserves ( I used strawberry)

Cinnamon-sugar Pita Chips

Instructions

  1. Dice all fruit and place in a large bowl. Add honey and fruit preserve and mix until all fruit is evenly coated.
  2. Place in refrigerator and let sit for about 20 minutes.
  3. Serve with cinnamon-sugar pita chips for dipping and enjoy this sweet treat!
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I think cinnamon-sugar pita chips make a great addition to this salsa! Banana chips or cinnamon graham crackers would work as well too! This light dessert is perfect for saving all of your over ripened fruit that you don’t want to throw away. It makes for a healthy sweet treat that is fun to eat. 🙂

 
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Brownwood Acres Foods Inc

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I recently received a package so generously from Brownwood Acres Foods Inc. The package was full of some of their FruitFast healthy pomegranate goodies including; Pomegranate Juice Concentrate, Pomegranate Softgels, and Pomegranate Fruit Supplement Bar. All of their products are 100% all natural, pure, and come from  California’s San Joaquin Valley.
As we are aware of, pomegranates are one of the worlds super foods so it is essential that we include them in our daily diets. Brownwood Acres doesn’t add any sugar, fillers, & preservatives to their products and they also carry flavors of Pomegranate, Blueberry, Red Raspberry, Tart Cherry, Concord Grape, and Cranberry. So as you can already see, they have flavors for everyone’s preference!
I added a splash of the pomegranate juice to a glass of sparkling water and it was delicious, perfectly tart and refreshing. The softgels come in handy on days when I know I won’t be able to get the nutritional resource of antioxidants. Thanks to Brownwood Acres, I luckily just have to simply take the softgel and it is equivalent to one days worth of antioxidants. How perfect is that?! Or, if you are like me and have somewhat of a sweet tooth occasionally….or everyday the fruit supplement bars are outstanding. I had one yesterday on my drive back home and they brought me back to the days of when I would eat fruit snacks, except of course these bars are healthier, all natural, and the only ingredient in it is pomegranates and nothing else.

I want to thank you Brownwood Acres for being so interested in Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog and I highly recommend everyone should do their body a favor and try at least one of these amazing antioxidant-packed products! Your body will thank you later!