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Heart-Smart Spring Recipes

Spring is such an exciting time. The weather is warming, the days are getting longer, and produce becomes more affordable. You can start including new and fresh foods in your diet, or you can begin to plant your own foods. Continue reading

Refreshing Spring Drinks for Outdoor Activities

Spring time is finally here and people are looking for ways to spend time outdoors after a long winter.

Even though many will wait until Memorial Day to begin cooking out, some will begin grilling quite a while before that.

When you’re planning a cookout or any outdoor activity, you may want to include spring drinks for a refreshing change.

Some people think about alcoholic beverages but there are many non-alcoholic spring drinks you can also enjoy. Here are a few to consider: Continue reading

Ingredients

2 Cups Strawberries, halved
2 Cups Pineapple, cubed
1 Cup kiwi, sliced
1 Cup cherries halved
2 Tablespoons almonds, sliced
2 Tablespoons mint, minced
1/3 Cup honey
¼ Cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
½ Cup olive oil
½ Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions
  1. In a large bowl toss together the strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, cherries, almonds, and mint.
  2. Whisk together the honey, orange juice, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and poppy seeds in a small bowl to make the vinaigrette.
  3. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the fruit and let cool in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
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