WOW, what an easy salad and one that kids love (it’s the marshmallows).
Because you can use almost any fruit, Waldorf Summer Salad is a great one to use with seasonal fruit. Right now, in Iowa, we have lots of luscious peaches, plums, cherries, berries and melons in the markets, so I probably wouldn’t make it with the apples and bananas shown in the picture.
Don’t make this salad too far ahead, but do let the kids help. If you need a few more servings, just add another fruit or two and a little more juice.
Waldorf Summer Salad
- 1 medium apple, diced*
- 1 banana, cut up
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup fruit juice (any kind)
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- Optional: ¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts or peanuts
- Place apple, banana, and raisins in a bowl. Pour juice over and stir to coat.
- Stir in marshmallows and, if desired, chopped nuts. Serve.
*Invite your family to experiment with flavor combinations, such as pears, peaches, kiwi, canned pineapple, and other dried fruits.
When I go by a vending machine, it is tempting to stop for a snack. But, just like everything, prices have gone up. If I buy a $.75 item every day, it adds up to $3.75 per week and $195.00 in a year. I can think of lots of things to do with $195.00—like getting several massages, or taking my family out for a special treat.
You can save money if you take a snack from home. For example, peanuts are a popular selection at a vending machine. The cost is $.75 for 2 ounces. But, if I buy a large container of peanuts* (34 ounces) for $5.29 and fill a small container that holds 2 ounces, my cost for a snack is only $.31. WOW! The vending machine snack costs more than twice as much.
This same concept works with most of the items in the vending machine…now if I can just remember to bring that snack from home.
Share with me some ways you save money on snacks.
*Dry roasted peanuts are healthier than cocktail peanuts because they have less sodium and fat.
-contributed by Susie