Summer is here, which brings many delicious fruits to marketplaces. So how can you best celebrate the joys of summer fruit? Check out these 7 simple and healthy fruit desserts. They're cold, refreshing, and totally delicious.
Serious Calorie Savings
One slice of watermelon cake weighs about 8.5 ounces and has just 75 calories. It contains <1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g sugars and 1 g of protein. An 8 ounce slice of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, on the other hand, has 832 calories. It contains 37 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat, 95 mg cholesterol, 758 mg sodium, 123 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber,and 9 g protein. The ENTIRE watermelon cake has only 450 calories, which is still about half the calories in a single slice of that chocolate cake. So... which will you choose?
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If you would like to make and share these treats this summer, scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on our link to download the free handout.
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The Food Safety poster lists the 4 bases to help everyone make a home run for food safety. The guidelines are from the USDA Food Safety Information Service (FSIS) and are totally up-to-date, including the new meat temperature protocols. Use this poster in classrooms and kitchens to teach the basic principals of food safety.
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Download the recipes and photos: Seven Remarkable Summer Fruit Desserts
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