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Recipe of the Week: Winter Kiwi Fruit Salad

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Think there's no good fruit left in the wintertime? Have you thought about kiwis?

You've probably noticed more of these weird looking oval, hairy, brown fruits (or maybe you thought they were a vegetable) popping up and going on sale in your grocery store, this season. They look pretty unappetizing but cut them open and they are beautifully green and delicious on the inside. So how do we eat them?

You can cut them in half and eat with a spoon, or add to a salad or smoothie. I personally like them with the skin (well washed of course) still on. You get more fiber and a bit more tartness. I think I'm in the minority there though. Here's a lovely and easy to make fruit salad to get your kids to try something new.





Winter Kiwi Fruit Salad

Ingredients:
1/2 cup 100% orange or pineapple juice
2 oranges, sections cut in half
2 apples, cored and diced
2 bananas, slice
4 kiwifruit, peel (if you prefer) & dice

Instructions:
Place everything in a bowl, toss & serve (the juice is high in vitamin C and helps prevent the cut fruit from browning).

Kiwis are higher in vitamin C than an orange and are also a good source of potassium (a nutrient most of us do not get enough of) and Vitamin E.

Enjoy! And many thanx to the Los Angeles Unified School District's California Nutrition Network Harvest of the Month Program for generously providing this recipe.

(Photo courtesy of threed)
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Registered dietitian Andrea N. Giancoli is a nutrition advocate, consultant and educator.

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