Serve Kid-Friendly Fruit for Dinner
Watermelon soup? Pasta with strawberries? Topping a burger with kiwi? It may sound strange, but there are lots of ways to incorporate summer fruit into your dinner dishes to take advantage of antioxidants like lycopene and vitamin C. How about some plum pizza? A ready-made pizza shell brushed with a little oil, topped with plum slices and sprinkled with feta cheese, then baked to perfection makes a salty-sweet dish that the kids will love. Instead of fattening ground beef, try ground turkey or chicken in a kid-friendly slider size, topped with diced kiwi. When layered with honey mustard and apples, it makes a great alternative to the same old burger, and kiwis have comparable nutrition to the greens you might layer on a burger. Whip up a pasta salad with panache by boiling up bowtie pasta, draining, then adding torn basil leaves, halved mozzarella cheese balls and sliced strawberries.