If you are looking for the most amazing easy fruit salad recipe, then you are going to LOVE this marshmallow fruit salad. This fruit salad recipe is mostly healthy, but also includes some fun with the marshmallows that will make it totally kid friendly and everyone will love it!
Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
Fruit Salad is a staple in our summer meals. It is so easy to make and it is so tasty. Seriously you can whip up this easy fruit salad recipe in about 5 minutes and it is perfect for getting the kids involved in the kitchen!
One of my favorite things about this tasty fruit salad is how super easy it is to make. There is no cutting of fruit except for the apple.
This easy fruit salad recipe is perfect for summer and warm weather, however fruit salad is also perfect for the kids lunches boxes. It is perfect for a summer side dish or packed in the kids lunches. If you are stuck on trying to figure out lunch box meals for the kids, be sure you check out the 101 lunch box ideas. They are all perfect for packing the kids lunches and giving them a variety that will make lunchtime not boring.
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- Strawberry Dessert Salsa
- Spinach Strawberry Salad
- Blueberry and Strawberry Lasagna
- Strawberry Lemonade
My kids like to call this marshmallow fruit salad. They are totally in love with the fact that I put marshmallows in their fruit salad. I become the cool mom because I am letting them enjoy marshmallows in a salad. I will take the cool mom status, with a teen in the house mom being cool is not always a thought for them. LOL!
Aside from the marshmallows, this is a totally healthy fruit salad recipe. This fruit salad is made with pineapples, mandarin oranges, apples, grapes and greek yogurt…. those are the things that make it healthy! 🙂 Then we add the marshmallows, so I think it balances out perfectly fine and the marshmallows are going to do no one any harm and you get the cool mom status.
Variations when Making Fruit Salad
Use any apples you have. You can use any type of apple that you have on hand to make this recipe. To make life easier I use an apple slicers, that does the coring for me and then I just cut the slices of apples into bite sized pieces. The rest of the fruit is just poured from a can into a bowl and mixed together. So simple!
Skip the marshmallows. Now I guess you could make this fun fruit salad with out the marshmallows, but I don’t suggest doing so. That is what makes it fun!
Add in some coconut flakes if you want to and that gives it a great boost in flavor. However it all depends on my mood if I put the coconut in or not. If you like coconut add it, if you don’t like coconut skip it. Either way you still end up with a tasty fruit salad!
Use different flavored yogurt. I wanted this fruit salad to be on the healthy side so I used vanilla greek yogurt, however if all you have on hand is some of the fruit on the bottom greek yogurt or plain greek yogurt, that would be tasty too! If you are not a fan of greek yogurt you can use other yogurt as well.
Easy Fruit Salad Ingredients
- canned crushed pineapple and juice
- mandarin oranges
- vanilla greek yogurt
- mini marshmallows
- shredded coconut
How to Make Fruit Salad
Wash and cut up the apples and grapes and set aside.
Combine pineapple, mandarin oranges, apple and grape in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Add yogurt and mix well.
Stir in marshmallows and shredded coconut.
Serve immediately or refrigerate in a covered container until ready to serve.
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- Egg salad Pasta Salad
- Red pepper pasta salad
- Chickpea Pasta Salad
- Sun dried Tomato Pasta Salad
- Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing
Easy Fruit Salad
- 1 8 ounces can crushed pineapple & juice
- 1 11 ounces mandarin oranges drained
- 1 apple cored and sliced into 1/2" pieces
- 1 cup grapes washed
- 1/2 cup vanilla flavored Greek yogurt
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes optional
- Wash and cut up the apples and grapes and set aside.
- Combine pineapple, mandarin oranges, apple and grape in a mixing bowl and mix well.
- Add yogurt and mix well.
- Stir in marshmallows and shredded coconut.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate in a covered container until ready to serve.
2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints on the Freestyle Program
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