Back to School
Fruit cups are an easy side dish to go with any packed school lunch. It’s that time again and the months before going back to school are a busy time. As a parent, back to school time is extra overwhelming to get back on schedule and collect all the necessary supplies. There is so much information being thrown around and it’s hard to know what to do to make sure the year starts off on the right foot.
Fortunately, school lunch recipes and ideas is something you can mark off the list.
Bulk Fruit Cup Recipe
Fruit cups are super easy to make, and even better, the pre-cut fruit is easier to eat. Start with the fruit salad recipe below. Each week you can make a bulk recipe and divide it among the lunch bags that need preparing. It’s also easy to customize to include or remove ingredients your family doesn’t care for.
These fruits we’ve used are common throughout Oklahoma, and you should be able to find all the ingredients at your local farmers markets. Although limes don’t grow in Oklahoma, some Oklahoma grown produce stores will have them available.
- 1 c watermelon
- 1 c blueberries
- 1 c cantaloupe
- 1 lime
- 1 c grape halves
- Prep fruit
- Mix in bowl
- Squeeze lime juice on top
You can make this recipe as bulk fruit salad and divide among small plastic containers or these stainless steel lunch containers to make your own fruit cup recipes. This fruit salad is also perfect for summer parties when you need something quick to throw together.
Fruit Cup Ideas
As you move into fall and winter, you can mix in the fruit cups whatever seasonal fruits are available.
My favorite thing about this recipe, is it requires:
- No high-fructose corn syrup
- No added sugar
- Fresh fruit
- No cooked fruit
- All natural ingredients
These fruit cups are sure to be a mom favorite because along with these other perks, they’re easy to pack ahead, and adaptable to in-season fruits.
Leave a comment with a link or recipe for your favorite local fruit cup ingredients, and we’ll add it to the list!
Don’t forget to pin this yummy school lunch recipe!