Happy Valentine’s Day! Whenever I say the phrase, “Treat yo’ self” I think of Parks and Rec Anyone know what I’m talking about? So funny, that sounds like a good show to watch. Anyway… I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s day and cheers to enjoying this amazing, simple side that is also really good for you, especially your heart!
This colorful dish is super simple to make plus it warms my heart when my kiddos get really excited to make and eat this dish! Since this dish is packed with nutrient-dense foods, if veggies are dismissed at this meal, that is 100% okay.
When I teach virtual nutrition lesson to the school kids, I always say, “Count the colors on your plate, the more colors you have, the more nutrients for your body.”
I do have put a disclaimer out there and say, “We are just counting our fruits and veggies.” My daughter brought my cute little tip to my attention when she was eating fruit loops and said, “Mom, look at all these colors in my bowl!” Ha, she is so clever.
My daughter wanted to help make this salsa, so why not, especially when I do not even use a knife to chop the fruit. She was very proud to tell the family at dinner she made the salsa all by herself.
I set the frozen peaches and berries to thaw in the frig or on the counter. Then I placed the fruit on a cutting board and easily chopped with a bench scrapper. This is a great, kid-friendly way for kiddos to safely chop up fruit.
*Note: I have readjusted this recipe many times and to make is even easier, I have omitted the apple (shown below), but feel free to add any fruits you like!