Sweet Takes On Your Favorite Fruits

It’s time to incorporate more fruit into your diet. Luckily, there are a ton of different recipe and meal planning options based around all types of fruit. Check out some of our favorite fruity recipes to add to your menu this year!

Grilled Fruit Pizza: This fruit pizza features your favorites piled high on cream cheese, ricotta cheese, pizza dough, and more.

Grilled Fruit Tacos: These fruit tacos are bursting with flavor. From the mangos and strawberries to almonds and cinnamon that accompany them, there’s not a bad bite in this awesome taco.

Fruit & Baby Kale Smoothie: Add baby kale and unsweetened almond milk to this fruity smoothie. Featuring blueberries, cherries, strawberries and more.

Fresh Fruit Kabobs with Key Lime-Coconut Dip: This key-lime coconut dip is made of coconut flakes, light key lime yogurt, and cream cheese for a creamy and delicious dip to your fresh fruit kabobs.

Watermelon-Blueberry Pops: These watermelon-blueberry pops are a wonderful frozen treat for the warm weather.

Quick Apple Crisp Bowl: This apple crisp features a heavenly combo of apple, cinnamon, and granola. Mouthwatering!

Hawaiian Smoothie Bowl: If you’re on the search for a refreshing smoothie bowl look no further, this Hawaiian Smoothie Bowl is the answer. Featuring mango, macadamia nuts, toasted coconut and more, it’s a tropical vacation for your taste buds.

Grilled Peaches with Shortbread Crumble: Grill some peaches and top them with this shortbread crumble. Amazing!

Fruit is great all year round but especially when the weather starts to warm up. It adds a light, refreshing element to our diets that mixes great with sunshine. Add these recipes to your at-home menu this year, and visit us online or at your local store for everything you need.

Citrus on cutting board

Citrus Celebration!

Mouthwatering, aromatic, energizing – Citrus is the genus name for the many varieties of delicious fruit we enjoy all year, and have in abundance when most are in season over the winter in North America.  

The orange, perhaps the most well-known citrus fruit to Americans, is an ancient hybrid, a cross between a pomelo and a mandarin, thought to have originated in the region now known as Southern China and Northern India. The first mention of the sweet orange was in Chinese literature in 314 B.C.!

The fruit, juice and peel of the sweet orange are all flavor and benefit components of this citrus superstar – over 70% of citrus farming is for sweet oranges, per 2012 data. In 2017, 73 million tons of oranges were grown worldwide. Sweet oranges, including the Hamlin (juice oranges) and navel (easy-peel) oranges are grown in the USA in Florida and California.

The Citrus family includes oranges, Cara Cara oranges, blood oranges, lemons, Meyer lemons, limes, Key limes, mandarins, pomelos, tangerines, and tangelos – a beautiful, delicious and colorful family of fruits that bring aromatic flavor, color and texture to all types of meals and snacks. All are good sources of Vitamin C, essential to immunity and skin health. They also contain phytochemicals like polyphenols, terpenes and tannins – those active compounds have both health and flavor benefits, and research is ongoing to understand their full benefits.

The acidity of citrus fruits is the secret to their charm – the different levels of acidity bring flavor and balance to foods and recipes, and can create texture and tenderness. In order, from highest to lowest acid content, are lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges. We will be sharing more blogs, culinary tips, science and health, recipes and more during this peak citrus season as it rolls out from January to April. Single and bagged displays and great values will help you energize your cart and your plate with fresh, delicious citrus fruits all season!

Kick off with this Citrus Glazed Fruit Salad recipe – squeezed fresh orange juice amps up the flavor, and you can mix in orange, mandarin and grapefruit segments anytime!

This Citrus Basil Spritzer is a sweet and herbaceous take on agua fresca sparkles with fresh flavors!

Pretty and delicious – this yummy Spinach Pomegranate Orange Salad with Quick Pickled Red Onions winter salad includes in-season oranges and pomegranates! Some fresh Pulled Roasters Rotisserie Chicken from the Food Service case makes it a meal!