5 Ways to Incorporate Fruit into Dinner

Yep, you heard right, fruit isn’t just for breakfast. Especially in the warmer months, when more produce is in season, fruit can be a wonderful compliment to all sorts of dinner recipes. We’re going to show you 5 ways to incorporate those tangy, citrusy, and sweet flavors into your next meal.

1. Salads Galore



This may be the most obvious way to add fruit to your dinner, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. From strawberries and feta, to peach and chicken, these salty-sweet combinations make delicious appetizers for summer barbecues!

Hint: fruit is also a tasty addition to vinaigrettes!

2. Sauce it up


If you love berry jam, you’ll love adding berry-based sauces to your dinner (think cranberry sauce and turkey). They work well with fish, poultry, and steak, but our personal favorite is this recipe for tilapia with blueberry sauce.

3. It’s Taco Time


Adding fruit to salsa is an expert move in the kitchen. We highly recommend using mango or pineapple to compliment shrimp or chicken tacos, like in this recipe right here.

4. Pizza Night

Ok, we know that pineapple pizza is a controversial subject. However, we happen to love it at My Happy Plates, and think it deserves a spot on this list. Click here and here for our two recipes for Hawaiian pizzas.

5. And… Finally…Stir Fry 


No, we don’t mean the song by Migos. Fruit adds a special tang that mixes perfectly with the soy sauce and seasonings used in stir fry. We love this recipe for Chicken Stir Fry with Pineapple and this one for Pineapple Pork Stir Fry.

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If you’re already a member, you’re 1-click away from adding any of these recipes to your meal plan for the week. We’ll portion everything out for you and add the items to your shopping list. Just click a recipe above.




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