Patriotic Fruit Salad

It’s still strawberry and blueberry season in North Carolina! There couldn’t be a better time to utilize your SNAP dollars for low cost in-season fruit. These brightly colored red and blue fruits

will pair nicely with vanilla yogurt, whip cream, or cool whip. Give your children a healthy cool snack that the whole family can enjoy.

Fruit salads are simple to make and can be prepared by children with minimal supervision. Multiple fruits can be combined until you find the right combination for you.

This colorful salad combines sliced strawberries, pineapple chunks, and blueberries coated in pineapple juice. Serve topped with low-fat yogurt and slivered almonds for a treat that looks as good as it tastes.


  • 2 cup strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 cup blueberries (rinsed)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (canned, or fresh)
  • 3 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/8 cup almonds (sliced or slivered)


1.     Place fruit in a large bowl and mix with pineapple juice.  Let stand for 15 minutes at room temperature.

2.     Place 1 cup of fruit salad in a small bowl and top with ½ cup of yogurt.

3.     Sprinkle almonds on top of each fruit salad. Serve immediately.


Any 100% fruit juice can be used instead of pineapple juice.

Recipe and Nutrition Facts can be accessed at:

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup 

Total Calories171
Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol7 mg
Sodium88 mg
Carbohydrates28 g
Dietary Fiber4 g
Total Sugars22 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein8 g
Vitamin D0 mcg
Calcium264 mg
Iron1 mg
Potassium527 mg