Hello Friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I'm so happy it's Friday and the weekend is finally here!!! : )
With this burst of Spring weather we're having I'm getting motivated to eat lighter and healthier. I hate to say it, but bathing suit weather is right around the corner!! eek!!! With all of my winter eating I can hardly bare the thought of it.
For a treat this week, instead of my usual chips and dip, I opted for something a little more refreshing. I gathered up some of my favorite fruits, mixed them with lime juice, cinnamon & sugar, and made a fruit salsa. The sweetness of the fruit hit the spot. I also made cinnamon sugar pita chips to scoop it up with! It was a good idea.
This fruit salsa is so delicious you won't be able to stop eating it. It's the perfect appetizer for Easter or your first outdoor gathering of the season! Kids will love it and its looks very pretty on the table ♥
You can use any fruit that you want, but here is how I like to make it:
1 apple - cored and diced (I left the skin on)
1 pint (2 cups) strawberries, sliced
3 kiwis, peeled and diced
1/2 cup mango or pineapple chunks (I used mango)
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
In a large bowl combine chopped fruit, lime juice, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Cover and chill in refrigerator at least 20 minutes. I left mine overnight.
The fruit will get sweet and delicious. You can see bits of cinnamon and nutmeg on the fruit. It's soooo good! ♥
For the pita chips - preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut pita rounds (I used whole wheat ones) into triangles. Arrange in a single layer on a foil lined cookie sheet. Brush each triangle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake for 5 minutes. Let cool. (You could also season them with sea salt and pepper - click here for more ideas : )
Now you have your salsa and your chips. Get dippin'!
Leftover salsa is yummy stirred into plain yogurt, on top of ice cream, on top of pancakes, or just dump it all into the blender and make a smoothie! So many possibilities!
The weather was so beautiful this week that I was able to take these photos outside on my deck! My hubby set up the patio table and we had our first cup of coffee outdoors yesterday. I hope to be able to take my book out there this weekend and enjoy a little fresh air while I read. It's the little things that make me happy : )
I hope you all have a great weekend! Happy Friday! ♥