It's a common occurrence to get overly ambitious and buy more than guests can possibly eat, usually when it comes to epic holiday barbecues. If you find yourself in a similar boat, especially with that big watermelon that no one got around to after the chips and dip, here are five ways to use up the leftovers of this crisp, juicy fruit.
Since strawberries are in season, it's time to take advantage of the low-cal berry that's also high in potassium. And no, these berries aren't just for snacking or topping on some french toast or cheesecake. Here are 10 healthy ways to enjoy these refreshing and juicy berries at lunchtime.
Pizza on the barbecue makes a great Summer meal: it's fast and easily customizable to your guests — and, let's be honest, who doesn't love pizza fresh off the grill? So after your guests have finished their savory pizza pie, satisfy everyone's sweet tooth with a strawberry and chocolate pizza à la mode.
To make it easy, pick up premade pizza dough at your local market and chocolate chips since they melt so easily. Right before grilling your pizza, intensify the flavor of the strawberries by lightly sautéing them in a pan with a pat of butter.
Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and watch everyone gobble up this delicious treat. If you're feeling even more adventurous, let your guests select their topping like peaches, nectarines, or other berries, and try Nutella or other varieties of chocolate chips for your pizza topping.
There's so much to love about Summer's best produce, from juicy apricots and nectarines to rich, ripe avocados. But before you start making those perfect fruit salads for all your warm-weather gatherings, you have to keep the fruit somewhere! Store and display your favorites in these stunning bowls and baskets that you'll want to show off all season long.
When you're craving something sweet, there's nothing quite as satisfying as a piece of delicious fruit. Packed with essential nutrients like vitamins, fiber, and even protein, too much of this snack can actually be a good thing! If you're watching your weight or just curious which fruit gives more for less, keep watching to see what 100-calorie portions of your favorites look like.
Perfectly ripe and juicy nectarines, peaches, and other stone fruit practically beg to be eaten by the bushel out of hand. But when a bowl of still-firm fruit sits in my kitchen, the wait for them to hit their sweet spot can be agonizing. Enter What Katie Ate, an inspiring Australian food blog and now a gorgeous cookbook by the same name — with an elegant (and easy) solution.
Nectarines transform from tough and overly toothsome to sweet and succulent when halved, drizzled with honey, and baked in a hot oven until tender. This brief turn in the oven is truly all that's needed to boost their flavor, but a sprinkling of almond praline and vanilla crème fraiche makes for an extraspecial touch. Serve them as dessert, for brunch, or at any time of day really; just make sure you try them while these glorious gifts of nature are in season. Once you're done devouring your fill, take a gander at what else lies between the pages of Katie Quinn Davies's What Katie Ate — it'll be worth your while.
Are you getting enough fiber? It's recommended that women eat 25 to 30 grams of fiber each day to decrease the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as some types of cancer, including breast cancer. Not only that, but fiber helps you stay regular, which decreases belly bloat, and it keeps you feeling full longer to help you eat less and lose weight.
That's a lot of roughage, but including plenty of fresh, luscious fruits in your diet is a great way to get your fill. Check out the chart below to see which sources are the best.
|Fruit||Serving Size||Calories||Fiber (g)|
|Cranberries (dried)||1/4 cup||130||2|
|Cantaloupe||1 cup diced||53||1.4|
Keep reading to see how much fiber is in other fruits like raspberries and watermelon.
If you think a fruit salad just involves chopping up a bunch of fruit into a bowl, think again! Make a stunning fruit salad by prepping and seasoning the fruit as shown in the video. Following these tips will illustrate the difference between a decent and absolutely delectable fruit salad.
It may seem as though there's not much to a fruit salad other than tossing chopped fruit in a bowl, but a few simple tricks transform a flat fruit salad into something enticing to the eye and pleasing to the palate. From picking fruit with the same level of ripeness to spritzing fruit with lemon juice, these 10 tricks will help you make better fruit salads all year round.
A dried mango addiction is no laughing matter to your wallet. A small container can run you almost $10! That's just insane when a fresh mango costs about $2. Aside from costing too much at the health-food store, some dried mango is made with added sugar or preservatives. Save triply on money, calories, and chemicals by making your own homemade chewy treat.