In an effort to encourage my family to eat more fruits, I sometimes resort to making them a big fruit platter, like this one below.
I was hoping that it would entice them to snack off that fruit platter, instead of reaching into the cookie jar. It seems like a good idea, doesn’t it? I myself can easily polish off half of that platter. How can you resist a platter of fresh fruits?! But unfortunately, my plan does not always work.
Maybe if I had hidden other snacks in the house, or hollowed out that halved melon in the middle and fill it with some kind of a dipping sauce, it would have been more successful. Oh, well… there’s always next time. Right now though, I need to figure out what to do with the remaining half of that platter. Yup, I did end up eating the other half.
Now It’s Features Time!
“A wonderful, easy and fresh dessert idea while fresh raspberries are in season.” — Liz
“Oh, I love clafoutis! Strangely, I’ve never made a raspberry version, always cherry, duh!” — Angie
“Ruh-roh, I’m in trouble now! I can’t get this out of my mind; it’s mac ‘n’ cheese on steroids, with smoked gouda and parmesan, aaand… Duke’s mayo!” — Angie
“I love Greek food and this is a lighter and fresher version of nachos, always a favorite.” — Liz
“This looks so fresh and green and full of flavor, not like the olive drab saag paneer I am used to in most restaurants.” — Liz
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Miz Helen says
Your fruit platter is just beautiful! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for the party!
Thanks so much!
Sarah James says
I don’t know how anyone could resist your fruit platter Angie, I would happily finish the other half 🙂 I love the round up this week, my favourite is the Raspberry Clafoutis.
If only you lived next door, I’d be happy to share half of that platter ? I love that raspberry clafoutis, too.
Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist says
Your fruit platter is so pretty Angie. Way more appetising than most fruit salads.
Thank you for featuring my Saag Paneer too. And thank you (as always) for hosting. xx
Thanks! I’m with Liz on the Saag Paneer. Yours looks way better than the ones we get from restaurants.
Thanks so much for including the Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, and Parmesan Mac ‘n’ Cheese in your features this week, Angie! 🙂
You’re welcome. Love the addition of smoked Gouda!
Thank you so much for featuring my Greek Pita Nachos this week! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
You’re welcome! It sounds delicious!
I will gladly take the remaining fruit platter off your hands – looks great. Here’s to a great party this week !!
Wish we could be neighbors. Wouldn’t that be so much fun?! My neighbors are so not fun. Okay, except maybe a couple of them; we used to do things together, now not so much. As soon as the kids get older, everybody goes their own way. Thanks for cohosting, Zeba! XOXO
Zeba@Food For The Soul says
We could change the world with food if we were neighbors haha ? but I hear you – although my next door neighbor shares her veggies and saplings with me and I love it.
That’s a good neighbor! Like State Farm, LoL ?
Morsels of Life | CJ Huang says
I think I need to have you move in next door! My fruit platters are basically a fruit bowl. Haha. Thanks for hosting! I brought by some Balsamic Roasted Pineapple. Hope you enjoy. 🙂
Fruit bowls are great. Easier to serve, and faster to put together ? How bout we all move to the same neighborhood when we retire? Lol ?
Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook says
I don’t eat fruits often because I am lazy to peel or even to prepare them. But if this fruit platter is in front of me, ready to eat, then I couldn’t resist at all. Happy Fiesta Friday, Angie.
Tsk, tsk… you have to eat your fruits, Jhuls ? I can’t live without my fruits, and I like them all. Unless they’re too sour. Get mangoes or kiwis, Jhuls. You don’t need to peel them, just cut and scoop with a spoon ?
Your fruit platter looks amazing – beautiful and healthy! The Greek pita nacho recipe is brilliant – definitely got that one marked as a weekend lunch! Thank you so much for featuring my raspberry clafoutis in the round-up.
Thanks and you’re welcome!
That fruit platter is GORGEOUS – ALMOST too pretty to eat! I dropped by from #ChasingMYLife and always happy to be here. I brought Chicken Chile Corn Custards, Seagrams 7 Honey Glazed Carrots and Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cups. Wishing you a WONDERFUL weekend.
Thanks so much!
Really? If I had someone who made such a beautiful platter of fruits, I would definitely eat more fruit myself! You could try to make juice with some of the remaining fruits. I hope you enjoyed eating half of it tho ?
I ended up adding them to a smoothie. I even added kale, it was ok, but not great. Carrots and parsley in smoothies taste great, but kale is just so-so. At least most of the fruits were used. Had to toss out a few things, oh well…
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Thanks for hosting the party. Hope you have a great week.
You’re welcome. And you, too, Helen, have a great week.