The Truth – Recipe: Fruit Salad

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Okay, so in the interest of full disclosure, I wanted to answer a question that is sometimes posed to me.  “Do your littles really eat all of the food that you fix?”

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Well, the answers is yes…and no.

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The boys will eat anything that I fix.  They do not always like everything, but they always try the food that I prepare.  Sometimes Ethan will turn up his nose at something until Gabriel takes a big bite of it for him, and then he will eagerly try it himself and say, “Mmmmm.”  Of course they have their favorite things that they get excited about when they know that it is on the menu.  But, really, they are great about eating just about anything.

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So, that brings me to Summer.  She seldom tries the things that I prepare.  She will eat little parts of it.  For example, if we are having spaghetti and meat sauce, she will just eat the spaghetti.  And, she frequently asks how something is being prepared.  Tonight I heard Sean say, “Summer, do you want corn?”  She said, “Is it cut off?”  He replied “Yes.”  Her response, “No, I only like it on the cob.”

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I know that every parent decides to approach picky eaters in different ways.  We have taken the path of least resistance.  I do not prepare special meals for her.  She just makes due with the bits and pieces of our meals that she does like.  Recently, she has been trying new things, and we always praise her for that.  When she does decide to try something new, she often likes it.  And, you know what?  Even when she doesn’t, she always ends up full and satisfied.

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The one thing that is a hit all the way around the table is fruit salad.  Even though my girl does not have the healthiest diet in the house, she loves fruit.  Loves it.  Always has.  So, fruit salad or just plain ‘ole cut up fruit frequently appears on our dinner table.

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And, when I do something special like put it in a waffle cone and put some whipped cream on the side, I become the best chef in the world in the eyes of all three of my littles.  See…sometimes it is just the little things in life that bring about the greatest joy.

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Fruit Salad

 Fruit Salad

Ingredients

Fruit Salad

1 carton strawberries, cut up

3 apples, cut up

1 orange, sliced

1 cup grapes, cut in half

1 container raspberries

1/2 lime

1 tablespoon honey

Whipped Cream

1 pint heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Serving Bowl

6-8 waffle cones

Instructions

    Fruit Salad
  1. Cut up all of the fruit and add to bowl.
  2. Squeeze lime over the fruit.
  3. Drizzle with honey.
  4. Gently stir to combine.
  5. Whipped Cream
  6. Add the heaving whipping cream to a bowl.
  7. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed.
  8. Slowly add the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  9. Continue to beat for 8-12 minutes, until stiff, fluffy peaks start to form.
  10. Putting it Together
  11. Scoop fruit into the waffle cone.
  12. Top with whipping cream.
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Enjoy!

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10 Responses to The Truth – Recipe: Fruit Salad

  1. Cute kids! I love the idea of serving fruit salad in waffle cones!
    Jill | Dulce Dough recently posted..Apple Cinnamon Streusel MuffinsMy Profile

  2. Shirlene says:

    My George loves fruit as well, picky eater for me but when his daddy asks him to try things he will. Silly boy!

    • Natalie says:

      I kind of love how kids play their little games. My Ethan does that at school when I walk into his classroom. Sometimes he pretends that he does not know that I am there. But, if I just carry on without going to give him a hug, he can only last about a minute before he comes running up to me. :) Same thing with food…sometimes I think that Ethan just wants Gabriel to take the first bite so that he can be just like his big brother.

  3. Cute! They could double as horns o’plenty for Thanksgiving! Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!
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  4. Great presentation. I have a picky eater too so I understand the challenge. It’s great that she loves fruit so much.
    Janet @ Frugal & Focused recently posted..Menu Plan Monday 5/14/12My Profile

    • Thank you so much for stopping by. Yes, it is always good that she will eat fruit because I know that she is getting some of her essential nutrients per day. And, luckily, as she gets older, she is willing to try more things, as well.

  5. Brilliant!! Love this idea. If my mom had served fruit to me this way as a kid, I would have eaten so much more of it – LOL! This would be fun to serve for a ladies brunch or something too.
    Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates recently posted..Keeplets ~ Wear and Keep God’s Word {Review & Giveaway}My Profile

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