My grocery store and local produce stands are beginning to fill up with all of my favorite fruits and vegetables. My grandmother used to always have sliced cantaloupe and tomatoes as part of our assorted breakfast items. Even now, I enjoy both of these items as part of a weekend brunch feast.
When I worked and raised kids, my mornings were filled with getting my kids out the door with everything that they needed, and getting myself to work on time wearing the same shoes and looking presentable. I had to either pack my lunch or eat school cafeteria food. Some schools’ lunch room food was great and I had certain meals that I bought, but other days I would’ve rather eaten a pack of crackers from my desk drawer or starved until I made it back home. My students probably figured out the hangry days easily, just kidding.
This Fruit Salad, along with my Chicken Salad, made getting out of the house on time, with my healthy packed lunch, super easy. On Sunday’s, I meal prepped for a week’s worth of lunches. I had lunch containers that I used to portion out 2-3 days of lunch items and have them on hand for lunches and snacks for the kids. The 30 minutes it took me on Sunday to meal prep, saved me from rushing around in the morning and ensured a healthy lunch option.
This fruit salad is not only great for breakfast, or meal planning lunches, but it’s perfect for summer BBQ’s and family get togethers.
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Wash and disinfect all fruit prior to cutting. I soak my produce in a disinfectant for 10 minutes, and then rinse and dry it.
Peel the fruit and cut into bite sized pieces. I don’t recommend using bananas because they get mushy and brown, but you could slice the banana right before serving if the entire bowl of fruit will be eaten or you don’t mind the color and texture of older bananas.
If using apples, squeeze lemon juice, or sprinkle lemon lime soda over them to prevent browning. They will stay crisp so they’re a good option.
Mix all of the fruit together gently in a large bowl, cover, and refrigerate.