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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com #HealthySnack

Healthy Snack: Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips

By Wendy Copley

I have a new weapon in my never ending quest to find healthy snacks that excite my kids — fruit salsa with cinnamon pita chips. This recipe is crazy simple — it’s basically just a finely chopped fruit salad — but it’s fast to pull together and everyone in my house loves it. I love it so much that I have to leave the room while my boys are eating it or I will push their little hands out of the way so I can have it all for myself. Bwah ha ha ha!

A bonus of this recipe is that you can make it with frozen fruit and it will still taste terrific. This far into winter we are all getting a little tired of apples, bananas and oranges so it’s nice to shake things up with the bags of stone fruits and berries that are stashed in the freezer. If you use frozen fruit for this, be sure to thaw and drain it completely before putting the salsa together. Of course, it would be equally delicious with fresh fruit once that’s in season.

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com #HealthySnack

Ingredients you’ll need for the Fruit Salsa with Pita Chips

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (thaw and drain first)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries (thaw and drain first), cut into a 1/4 inch dice
  • 1 heaping cup apple, cut into a 1/4 inch dice
  • lime zest (optional)
  • cinnamon-sugar pita chips

Directions to make our healthy Fruit Salsa

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com #HealthySnack

 

Begin by chopping the fruit into a fairly small dice. You’ll want a bit of each kind of fruit on the chip when you scoop it up and if it’s too large the big pieces will fall off. Don’t bother cutting the blueberries because it takes forever and makes a huge mess.

Place the fruit in a bowl and stir to combine.

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com #HealthySnack

If you have a lime hanging out in your fruit bowl and you want to be fancy, zest it and mix that in too. The salsa will still be good without it, but the tangy zing adds a bright note to the mixture and helps offset the sweetness of the fruit and the chips.

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com #HealthySnack

Set the bowl out along with some cinnamon-sugar pita chips and watch your kids demolish it.

If you don’t have this exact combination of fruit on hand, you can easily modify this recipe to use what you do have in the house. Pear can be exchanged for apples, swap peaches for the cherries, etc. Or you could go tropical and mix mango, pineapple and kiwi.

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com #HealthySnack

 

About the Author

Wendy Copley

Wendy Copley is a cook, writer, crafter, lunch-packer, wife and mom. Whenever she goes too long without doing something creative, she starts to lose her mind, so she’s always working on some ...

Wendy Copley is a cook, writer, crafter, lunch-packer, wife and mom. Whenever she goes too long without doing something creative, she starts to lose her mind, so she’s always working on some sort of project. Her focus frequently shifts from sewing to baking to paper-crafting to creating with her kids but she is unwavering in her devotion to packing cute, mostly-healthy bento box lunches for her two boys.

You can follow her adventures on her blog Wendolonia or you can learn all her lunch box secrets from her book, Everyday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches to Go.

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    You can also take flour tortilla shells and brush with a light coating of butter, dust them with cinnamon sugar then toast them in the oven. That way you can control exactly how they taste or mix up different flavors.