Yummy Fruit Salad, yummy, yummy!

fruit salad

 

This salad is so simple it seems almost silly to share, but it was so dang good I would be remiss not to!

Cut up all the fresh fruit you enjoy and pour this deliciousness over top, it will bring out all the juices from the fruit and make them look all shiny and beautiful! I used cantaloupe, strawberries & blueberries.

fruit dressing

Honey Lemon Dressing

2 heaping tablespoons Honey

juice from 1 large lemon

4 large mint leaves, chopped

 

Whip it up, pour it over your fruit and something magical happens!

ENJOY!  Mama Bird

Memama’s Fruit Fluff

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Last week we had a little snow and for some reason this fluffy fruit salad is something my Mema  always made us on a snow day. Probably because she always had the ingredients on hand! And I thought it would be fun to make with jack. It is an easy dump & stir recipe! feel free to switch up the flavors. She sometimes used lime jello. The orange is my fav. It is so easy, tasty and won’t wreck a diet!

Memama’s Fruit Fluff

1 small box jello

8 oz cool whip

12 oz cottage cheese

1 can mandarin orangs, drained

1 small can pineapple tidbits, drained

Mix jello & cottage cheese together add fruit, stir and fold in cool whip. Taste best if you allow to chill several hours prior to serving.

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variations: you can use any fruit and any flavor jello you can think of!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Honey Mint Strawberry Salad

After last weekends wedding I had ton of  leftover strawberries! Jack who loves them requested a
 “strawberry salad with NO lettuce”
 after thinking a minute or two I reached for this little
and got to mixing!

Savannah Bee Company has some of the best tasting honey ever!
I made a little “dressing” for the berries
1 T honey
juice of 1 lemon
splash of vanilla
fresh mint (I used 4 leaves and sliced super thin extra for garnish)  
It was DELISH and would be a FANTAB topping for ice cream, would make great strawberry ice cream delish on shortbread or angel food cake, I could go on and on. IT ROCKED!!
xoxo, Mama Bird

Frush {review & tasting party}

Yogurt, a staple in Lunchbox love, breakfast, lunch, snack, desert we eat a lot of yogurt at our house!! Recently I was contacted by the makers of Frush, Orgins Food Group that happens to be LOCAL, just right down the road in Statesville! I am all about eating local, spending my money locally and I was just tickled pink to be invited to taste and share frush  with my preschool peeps!! I thought it would be a fun treat for the parents and the kids to get to try FRUSH last Friday morning!

 We have about 65 families and I think all but a handful tasted it, kids included! Everyone loved it! I was trying to do a contest with the pre-k letting them vote for their favorite flavor!! Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach and Strawberry/Banana were in fact all delish and the kids couldn’t agree on just one!! I personally am in love with the peach. I can’t wait to share with you my newest cupcake recipe featuring frush!  
Tasting table at preschool

Frush describes themselves as “real fruit and yogurt blended together with healthy extras like probiotics and calcium to create one delicious, grab-n-go super-drink. früsh gives you the chance to live your life a little healthier, without having to rearrange your world to do it. And that feels good. That’s why früsh is more than just a shake, it’s a way of life: yours.”

We all loved the fact that frush is a good for you, chopped full of good healthy ingredients, extra calcium, only 200 calories with 9 grams of protein,  great flavor, yummy goodness!!

Check out and ” LIKE” the frush facebook page!!

good to the last drop!!
The opinions at soley mine; I received no compensation other than complimentary product to sample.   

Deanna’s Grape Salad

We recently had a pot luck lunch at work and Deanna brought a Grape Salad, odd at first glance but oh so tasty and really quick and easy to make! I am going to take this to Christmas Morning Brunch.

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup  sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 pounds seedless red grapes
  • 2 pounds seedless green grapes
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until blended. Add grapes and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans just before serving. Feeds a lot!!

What is your FAV Brunch dish?

xoxo, Mama Bird

Cream Cheese Spreads {Lunchbox Love}

Basic Mix~ (you can easily double if you are feeding more!)
4 oz cream cheese
2 tsp mayo
variations~ a few of my favs!
olive spread: add 1/4 c chopped salad olives
veggie: 1/4 to 1/2 c fresh veggies (zap leftover salad veggies in food processor) s & p
cucumber: 1/2 c peeled & seeded cucumbers, fresh dill, s & p to taste
Hawaiian: 1/4 c each pineapple, leftover chicken or ham & pecans or walnuts
Greek: 1/4 c feta cheese, 1 tsp fresh dill
Tutti Fruitie: 1/4 to 1/2 c of pureed fruit  (leave out mayo!) add a little orange, lemon or lime juice
Possibilities are again endless!
What is your favorite combination?
xoxo, Mama Bird