Fruit salads a healthy dish for summer cookouts

Advocate Health News

Jodi Upchurch, a registered dietitian at Advocate Eureka Hospital in Eureka, believes fruits and vegetables are a mainstay of a healthy diet.

“They’re rich in nutrients and low in calories, which makes them a great nutritional benefit,” she says. “A wide variety of each is suggested each day to reach the recommended 5-9 servings.”


  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
  • 16 ounces strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Add the fruit and mint to a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl combine the lime and honey.
  3. Add the lime and honey mixture to the fruit and gently toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts per serving (6 servings)

Calories 120, Fat 0g, Total Carbohydrate 30g- Fiber 6g, Sugar 20g, Protein 2g, Sodium 4mg




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