Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I Like Fruit With My Veggies

Hi Guys!  I was going to come at you with some crazy deep thoughts (I'll save it for another day) but instead I've got a salad for you.  It's almost summer and I'm getting excited about all the fruit!  As a side note, my hubby does not like fruit unless it's already cut up for him (a rare, fat chance) or if it's been pulverized in his smoothie with protein powder (more likely). 
I love fruit for real and summer makes it taste more delicious- now if only I could do something about getting a full three months off of work like I did when I was a kid.
When my parents picked us up from the airport the other night, they brought us some fruit to eat.  I monopolized the strawberries and hubby promised to eat a few grapes.  The lovely strawberries inspired my lunch:
Strawberry Spinach Salad:
  • Spinach base
  • Sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Almonds
  • Trader Joe's Fat Free Feta Cheese
  • Chicken tenders

It's summery, light, and full of fruit and veggies.  The only thing that would make this meal better is if I could find a way to add chocolate to a salad.  Challenge accepted.

Question for you: Can you eat fruit in your salad?  Or is it too bizarre?


Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Fruit in my salad is the only way I CAN eat a salad! :) I just had a big salad with strawberries last night - they are my favorite in a salad!

Kelly said...

I love strawberries on a a spinach salad! It all depends on what it is partnered with. Yours looks great!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

I love fruit in my salad! Strawberries and oranges and blueberries...basically any fruit, actually :-)

Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...

My FAVORITE place for strawberries is in a salad. The more variety in a salad the better!

Mari said...

I actually like fruit in my salad too like mandarin oranges! yuuuums

that salad looks so delish and refreshing on this 90 degree day

Gabriela said...

I LOVE fruit in my salads! Strawberries are my favorite, followed by apples and oranges. Pecans + strawbs + spinach + balsamic are my fave combo!

Anonymous said...

LOVE fruit in my salad! LOVE raisins/craisins in mine.. strawberries not so much tho. i love sweet and savory!

Ruby said...

I do like fruit in my salad, but usually don't do it myself. I love pear & blue cheese, raisins, strawberries. Apple I do love as well!

Anne Marie said...

I don't usually eat fruit in my salad, unless it's a salad my mother-in-law makes. I always feel weird eating fruit and veggies together.

Lele said...

I have seen SO many people making strawberry salads this week! Probably cause strawberries are so awesomely cheap right now, hahaha. I love fruit in salad, but have never, I don't think, combined it with meat... but yours looks good enough that now I'm going to try!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I used to think it was bizarre, but after having it at restaurants a lot I learned to LOVE fruit on salads.