1970’s Fruit Bowl

It has been awhile but I have many new recipes to include here.  2018 is a big year for and my health.  I will be eating to lose over a 100lbs and aiming to reverse type II Diabetes.  The family is all in and supportive and I’m already 30lbs in!

Big Changes?? Oh Yes. I have given up bread completely.  The family gave up pop of any kind completly and I have only one serving if any of rice/potatoes a week.

So to help, I went through every cookbook I owned and made of list of to do’s, to alter and to throw away.  Many of my cookbooks were my mother’s from the 70’s.  There were some hidden gems if you ignore the numerous jellied ‘everythings’ (seriously I have a recipe for a jellied shrimp ring and a tomato spam delight).   Take this ‘far out’ fruit salad.

Prep Time: 5 minutes                    Serves: 3                          Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 1 grapefruit, chilled
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chilled
  • 1 ripe medium banana
  • 1 cup apple
  • 1/2 cup grapes, halved
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Peel grapefruit, section and cut into smaller pieces.  Use fresh pineapple and cut into 1 inch chunks.  Peel and slice banana.  Wash and core apple (leave skin on) and cut into small chunks.  Wash and cut grapes in half.  Mix in a medium bowl with 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/4 tsp cinnamon.

Suggested Nutritional Values (1 cup serving): Calories 116, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 30g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 22g, Total Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 2mg

Great Mineral Bonuses:  Vitamin C 65%, Vitamin B6 20%, 

Diabetes Type 2 Suggestions:   Leave out grapefruit and add 1 cup blueberries, raspberries or strawberries which have a lower glycemic index.  (Carbs 25g, Sugars 17g)  If you add a dalop of whip cream – voila a healthy dessert. 



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