How about that huh? Looks delicious doesn’t it. Well let me tell you it was. Over the Easter weekend my family got together to watch a movie and we had a hankerin for some fresh fruit and veggies. We almost went with popcorn (using extra virgin coconut oil of course), but my sister and I suddenly thought of how good fresh fruit sounded and it was settled. So just for my memory’s sake I am going to list what is pictured above. Veggies: snap pea pods, fennel, red bell peppers, carrots, celery, grape tomatoes, and jicama. Fruits: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, bananas, oranges, apples, and grapes. Fruit dip: Ricotta cheese with vanilla, melted butter, and raw honey. Veggie Dip: Raw yogurt and organic sour cream with parmesan, basil, and sea salt.
So this was a nice way to snack during our movie night. There are so many different ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables. Many times people get hung up on the dips and talk about low or high fat. The best thing is to use high quality unprocessed foods. So… normally I would like to use raw cream (preferably soured) for the veggie dip. Also, usually you can dress up your dips with lots of great herbs like oregano, sage, thyme, parsley, etc… and garlic is great as well. We just decided to keep it simple (and I wasn’t in the mood for garlic).
Fruit and veggie trays are nice cause they are easy snacking. Healthy, easy to prepare, easy to store and eat later… except the tomatoes… I do not like the taste of refrigerated tomatoes. I mean come on… anyone who knows anything knows you do not put tomatoes in the fridge. There I go again on a tangent.
Well, that was the night, that was the food, and it was a grand time.