Before you head to your next potluck, why not bring some fruit salad? By bringing it yourself, you can control what goes in it, which means you have full control over how healthy it is. Take a look at these different healthier versions of fruit salad.
Pudding Fruit Salad
If you want to make a yummy fruit salad that is also creamy, why not use plain vanilla pudding? This is a super easy and delicious way to lighten it up a little bit. While it isn’t going to be a low-fat or low-calorie fruit salad necessarily, it is nice to mix it up by getting rid of all that fattening mayonnaise and looking for a sugar-free vanilla pudding instead. The sugar will be lower, plus since it is so good, the fruit salad becomes a dessert that gets more people eating fruit, and replaces those other fattening desserts being offered.
Add in More Berries
There are a lot of different fruits you can use in your fruit salad, from tropical fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe to the classics like bananas, apples, and grapes. However, if you want to reduce the sugar of your fruit salad, it should start with the fruit itself. Fruits with the lowest amounts of sugar are the berries. Make a fruit salad with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and not only will it be scrumptious, but it is going to contain a lot less sugar. This makes it good even for people on a low-carb diet.
Try Tropical Fruit
This makes your fruit salad more interesting to others and will give you some variety. By using tropical fruit, you can get rid of the dressing or cream base that isn’t really necessary anyway. You get plenty of sweetness and flavor from the fruit alone. Some tropical fruits to consider include kiwi, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, mango, pineapple, and whatever else you can get your hands on.
Go With a Color Theme
This simply makes your fruit salad more fun! Even kids will enjoy eating it when it follows a specific theme. For example, you can choose just one color, like blue with blackberries and blueberries, or go with a rainbow theme by trying to get a fruit from every color in the rainbow. With more fun, more people are enticed to eat the healthy fruit and less of the other unhealthier stuff.