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    Fresh Fall Fruit Salad

    This is a delicious and nutritious side dish to any holiday meal! And if you have any of left over the next day, put some in a bowl with a spoonful of almond butter, a refresh drizzle of honey, dash of cinnamon and handful of nuts! OMG so yummy! 

    *Side note: I would love to encourage you to buy organic apples and pears. Their thin skins don't put up too much of a barrier to harmful pesticides, so these are two of the fruits we want to invest in buying organic. But the lemon, on the other hand, they have a thick, tough skin that you don't eat. So it's not as important to get them organic. Rule of thumb, if it has a thin skin that you're going to eat = buy it organic. If it has a thick skin that you're not going to eat = don't buy it organic (unless you really want to)! 

     

    Ingredients:

    2 organic apples // honey crisp, pink lady, cameo - all great choices for this

    2 organic pears // bosc or anjou are great 

    juice of 1/2 lemon 

    3/4 cup dried cranberries

    3/4 cup crushed pecans

    1/2 cup raw local honey 

    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

    Directions:

    Chop the apples and pears, discard the cores. Add chopped fruit to a medium size bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night to soften fruit and bring out sweetness. 

    In the morning, transfer your fruit to serving bowl. Add in cranberries, pecans, and drizzle with the honey. Toss to coat. Sprinkle in cinnamon, toss again. Serve and enjoy!