It’s a Groupon coupon day!
We probably wouldn’t have chosen to drive to Ballard today and have a second lunch at The Counter, but when I bought the first coupon way back in … what was it, November? … I actually bought two. And that second one expires tomorrow. So rather than let it go to waste, we’re off to Ballard.
Last time, I got a make-up-your-own burger. This time, I think I’ll do the burger-in-a-bowl. Either way, though, I’ll be eating lighter later. So I thought I’d mix up my favorite fruit salad.
NOTE: This salad would have grapes in it, but they somehow disappeared from the fridge overnight. Sad, huh?
My Favorite Fruit Salad
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 1 cup grapes
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 2 TBSP sliced almonds
- 1 6oz container Yoplait Light Very Vanilla yogurt
I really like this yogurt for this fruit salad, but if you’re not counting WW PointsPlus, what’s even better is honey-vanilla Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is so much thicker and creamier … have you tried it yet?
If you want to substitute dried cherries for the dried cranberries, those are great too. 1/3 cup dried cranberries has 3 WW PP; 1/4 cup dried cherries has 4 WW PP. Your call.
Chop the apples and add to everything else. Hopefully, you have grapes at your house.
And here you go … a very addicting fruit salad. Even more so with grapes. Sigh.
The entire bowl has 8 WW PointsPlus.
Oh this looks delish. I hate breakfast but this I can do!! THANKS!!
That looks wonderful!!! My favorite pasta salad has grapes in it and just isn’t the same without grapes. I have had that same experience when planning to make the salad. Oh the frustration. 🙂
Jael Reese says
NO MORE MISSING RECIPE INGREDIENTS IDEA ALERT! Now you can do this two ways.1) buy all ingredients and separate them out into those sturdy brown bags from the store and put them in the fridge with warning notes and accompanied by “the lecture” to the Little Gifts of God that he has given you the one that goes “Do NOT get into these bags in the fridge because IF you do there will be no( insert greatest motivators here)dessert for a month, sleepovers ,playdates,etc.
OR try the way I do it 2)Buy the kids their snack /extra fruit and keep in container prepped into single portions in tupperware or snack bags and labeled just for them. Pick up paper brown bags at the store counter as you walk in. Clip your index card with recipe on it to top of each open bag. As you shop at the store separate out the ingredients needed for each recipe into the individual bags. Ask the checker to place items back into same bag and when you get home prep for the busy week by premeasuring the ingredients needed to complete the recipe to the bag. No last minute surprises.
And no having to stop and get a snack prepped for a hungry little one because they are ready to go and premeasured. Dinners prepped like this make it easy to deliver to a sick or had a busy day friend. Just a salad bag with a ziploc of your frozen scratch pasta sauce and a bag of pasta with premade garlic bread can be a blessing. They can whip it up in a jiff and since they are eating your dinner that might be if the budget allows it “Your eating out night”