Healthy Summer Fruit Recipe Round Up

Enjoy the delicious fruits of summer. Strawberries, peaches, watermelon and berries are abundant and deliciously sweet in the summer.

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Healthy Summer Fruit Recipe Round Up celebrates all the delicious fruit that is in season in the summer. Summer has such a bounty of these scrumptious gems. They can be used in all kinds of dishes from savory to sweet. What is in season? Berries, peaches, watermelon, champagne grapes, cantaloupe and other melons, cherries, figs, nectarines, plums and more. Enjoy them while they last.

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Blackberry-Balsamic-Vinaigrette-Salad-1Sugar Dish Me – Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad

Blackberries are high in fiber, anti-oxidants and Vitamin C.  A cup is only 43 calories!

blackberry-honeydew-2-copyA Spicy Perspective – Honeydew and Blackberry Salad

The gloriously green honeydew provides Vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin B and copper.  A 1/2 cup has 60 calories.

Frozen-Yogurt-Covered-Blueberries-Summer-snack-via-Family-Fresh-MealsFamily Fresh Meals – Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

A personal favorite and my favorite color, blueberries (although I like to think of them as purple).  Were on the “superfood” list last year because of  their high amount of anti-oxidants.  Plus 1 cup of blueberries is only 85 calories.

greek salad with watermelonKate at the Kitchen Door – Greek Couscous Salad with Watermelon and Feta

My childhood is filled with memories of eating big slices of watermelon.  One of the best attributes of watermelon is that 91% is water.  It helps to hydrate.  We can’t forget the amino acids and Vitamin A and C.  1 cup has 47 calories.

macaroons-with-berries-4-800Around my Family Table – Macaroon Cups with Berries

With this delicious treat you get all the glorious healthy benefits from all the different types of berries.

Peach-Almond-French-Toast-Casserole-71Food, Faith Fitness – Peach & Almond Baked French Toast

Since I live in Georgia, I had to include a recipe with the scrumptious peach.  Peaches contain 10 different vitamins plus they have niacin, thiamin, and folate.  One medium peach has 59 calories.

 raspberry lemon dutch babyRunning to the Kitchen – Raspberry Lemon Dutch Baby

My daughter loves to eat raspberries by the handful and why not?  These delicious gems have the highest level of anti-oxidants of any fruit and 8 grams of fiber per serving!  1 cup of raspberries has 65 calories.

raspberry-ice-creamHeather’s French Press – Single Serve Raspberry Ice Cream

How about a double dose of raspberries?  Why not when one serving has 53% of daily nutritional needs of Vitamin C.  Plus they have iron, potassium and zinc.  Go raspberries!

Roasted-Blueberry-Tart-1-700x1046Lemons for Lulus – Roasted Blueberry Tart

Blueberries are up again.  Did I mention they contain manganese and 1 cup gives you 25% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin C?

Strawberry-Red-WIne-Glazed-Salmon-2-titleCupcakes & Kale Chips – Strawberry Red Wine Glazed Salmon

We can’t leave out the glorious rubies that are strawberries.  1 cup of halved strawberries has 49 calories and 3 grams of fiber.  They also have a whopping 149% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.  What an overachiever!

But wait, there is more.  Check out these healthy recipes that use summer fruit:

 

Figs, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese SaladFig, Prosciutto & Blue Cheese Salad

Choc Cherry Tar_00aChocolate, Cherry and Cheese Tarts

Watermelon Gazpacho text 2563 goodWatermelon Gazpacho

 

Comments

  1. Fresh fruit is just the best in Summer!! Thanks for all these great recipes and for sharing my Peach Almond French Toast! Pinning! :)
  2. What a beautiful collection! I can't wait to try them all! Thank you! Pinning :)
  3. I love using fresh fruit in the spring and summer! So many great ideas; thanks for using miine

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