We all love healthy, delicious, energizing fruit — especially when it’s served in a creative way that enhances the natural flavor and playfulness of it. Fruit not only adds sweetness and color to recipes, but it is filled with diverse nutrients and healthy phytochemicals. Fruit is usually rich in fiber and very hydrating as well. It can be eaten as dessert, breakfast, as a snack, or in an entree. Here are 7 creative ways to serve fruit!
On a Bagel 1 of 7Juicy mango pairs perfectly with rich tofu cream cheese and a warm toasted bagel. Serve open-faced to pack the most fruit possible on your bagel-wich!
Make a guac-o-mango bagel, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
In a Savory Side Dish 2 of 7Savory dishes are given a sweet accent with the help of fruit! Try citrus, apples, dried fruit, and more to add a fruit boost to savory fare. Grains like rice and quinoa work especially well with fruit.
Make apple pumpkin rice, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
Sliced on a Sandwich 3 of 7Switch out the tomato slices and add some fruit circles! Citrus, thin apples, and more can be layered between usual savory sandwich flavors like onion, lettuce, avocado, and more.
Make a sprout-lovers sandwich, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
As Fancy Tapas 4 of 7Turn ordinary fruit like melon and berries into fancy — and healthy — fruit tapas, perfect for a party!
Make fruit tapas, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
On a Cheesy Panini 5 of 7We all know that fruit pairs quite well with cheesy flavors. So add some sweet fruit to a melty panini. I love apples in a cinna-raisin bread vegan cheese panini.
Make an apple cheesy panini, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
As Art or a Kid’s Craft 6 of 7Colorful fruit is the perfect art installment ... on your plate! Kids and adults can use a variety of fruit colors to create works of art that you can gawk at — and eat.
Make rainbow wraps, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
Fave Fruit Snacks on Sandwiches 7 of 7Turn your favorite classic fruit recipes into a sandwich! Take apples and peanut butter and layer it into a toasted sandwich. Another idea — take berries and cream and layer berry slices and dairy-free cream cheese on toast. The fun part is dreaming up your favorite fruit snack and trying to turn it into a sandwich!
Make a peanut butter apple toast sandwich
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