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Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

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Just in time for Back to School, fill the lunchbox with Poppy Seed Fruit Salad paired with Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin Chicken Melts. 

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Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

We just have one week left of summer break and then it’s back to school for our kids.  We have one last getaway with the family planned, then it’s back to the routine.  It’s bittersweet because on one hand I enjoy being able to just get up and go do different things without planning everything, but on the other hand I do enjoy being able to get a lot of work done while the kids are at school and a routine.  The one thing that back to school season brings on is all those lunches to be packed again.

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

This year will be the first year my daughter will be at school all day, everyday too.  So, I decided to test out a few lunchbox ideas and for her the Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin Chicken Melts top her list of favorites for lunch.  Then, I decided to pair it with a simple and delicious Poppy Seed Fruit Salad.  The great thing is berries are still in season, so this is perfect for school days.  My husband even packed some for his lunch too.  I decided to use several different fruits that are fresh and in season, then I cut them up, added a little lime juice and honey plus poppy seed and let it sit and the juices just combine.  It turns into a sweet and delicious fruit salad.

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

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Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Yield: 6+

Ingredients:

  • Kiwi, Sliced
  • Strawberries, Sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Apples, Sliced
  • Grapes, Halved
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds

Directions:

  1. Combine all fruit in a large bowl, cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the fruit mixture.
  2. Add in the honey.
  3. Top with Poppy Seeds.
  4. Mix well and serve.

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

The real debate in our family is about kiwi.  Did you know that it’s actually best to keep the skin on the kiwi?  That’s where a lot of nutrients are, so I clean it off well to get the hairy part off then I slice it and eat it with the skin on.  It’s totally up to you though on which you prefer.  My husband and I differ on it, he prefers it off, I like it on.  So it can be the family debate in your home too.

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

The main part of the lunch though is the Chicken Melt.  I absolutely love the size of these because they are just right for my kids.  They are pita bread sandwiches filled with 100% white chicken breast then topped with a slice of Real American Cheese.  I heat them up before putting them in their lunches and they are just right for lunch time.  My daughter request them regularly and that’s a win for her because she’s incredibly picky when it comes to lunch.

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Now, what are some of the go-to items for your lunches this upcoming year?  I’d love to hear even more ideas.  I’ll be sharing a few more later this week too!

Enjoy!

 

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