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A super simple fruit salad tossed with a honey, lime, mint sauce is perfect for a dinner outside. Pair with a ready made- 20 minutes from freezer to plate- meal from InnovAsian (plus a $2 off InnovAsian entree coupon) so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the family!
This is my favorite time of year when the days are light later and the weather is perfect. When we lived in the South we missed being able to eat outside. Where we were in Savannah was in gnat country so eating outside when it was nice wasn’t an option. I got eaten alive by the gnats! Now that we are back in California we love being able to dine al fresco and enjoy the wonderful weather.
We’ve also found it a great way to make our dinner time something special. With my husband’s wonky schedule we have tried our best to make the one meal a day we are usually together a family event. We’ve found that dinner is super special to the kids when we move it onto the floor or outside. We don’t even have to go somewhere special outside, just eating out on the lawn is special enough. Even when we are out exploring I try to bring our food with us.
Of course the kicker is having the time to make dinner and make it special. Weeknights and even family outings don’t always make that easy but I’ve figured out that getting food to-go or something super simple help makes the event happier for everyone. We can have our fun family dinner without the stress of hours of prep or running around like a crazy person trying to pick up takeout on top of everything else.
Using a great freezer to plate meal like the one here from InnovAsian is so handy. Not only is it ready in just 20 minutes but it tastes just as good as traditional takeout! The sauces on the different dishes were great, we loved the spicy kick they had which reminded us of our favorite take out places. The food was certainly better for you than your usual takeout place with No MSG, great crisp tasting veggies, and the all white-meat chicken was just lightly tempura battered.
You can find the InnovAsian entrees and sides in the freezer section of your local Walmart and they are usually located side by side. They had lots of options to choose from with both entrees and sides so you can put together the perfect “take out” menu for your family. They also have an awesome rewards program to earn coupons on future purchases! Don’t miss out on the coupon link to get $2 off an InnovAsian entree of your choice.
I decided to pair ours with edamame (the kids’ favorite) and this super simple fruit salad that involved minimal prep work and ingredients. Tossed with honey, lime, and mint it feels fancy without requiring the time needed for fancy! My skeptical picky eater kept grumbling about the leafy greens on the fruit but gobbled it up quite happily when she tried a bite. Even my fruit salad despising husband had seconds!
How do you make meal times special?
- 3 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1 bunch mint chopped
- 6 cups assorted fruit, like red and green grapes, raspberries, and quartered strawberries
- In a small bowl combine the honey, lime juice, and mint. Pour over assorted fruit and toss to coat. Keep chilled.