Pudding Fruit Salad

Pudding Fruit Salad

Pudding Fruit Salad—our take on ambrosia fruit salad—combines fresh fruit, canned fruit and sweets, such as marshmallows and vanilla pudding. This refreshing fruit salad with Cool Whip and pudding is a great addition to any BBQ. With only 80 calories per serving, this guilt-free fruit salad with Cool Whip will keep your sweet tooth happy.
Ingredients
7 ounces vanilla pudding (refrigerated)
1/5 cup cool whip (™ frozen whipped topping, thawed)
4 cup seedless green grapes (halved)
4 cup miniature marshmallows
14 ounces mandarin orange segments (drained)
11 ounces pineapple (tidbits in juice, drained)
4 cup strawberries (fresh, sliced)
Steps
In medium bowl, mix pudding and whipped topping.
Gently stir in grapes, marshmallows, oranges and pineapple. Add strawberries; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator up to 8 hours.
Top Pudding Fruit Salad with additional strawberries for each serving as an optional garnish.
When serving at parties, to keep our fruit salad with Cool Whip cold, place the bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice.
Make this a kid-friendly dessert instead of a salad, taking it from summer to fall by trading in chunks of apple for the berries and butterscotch pudding for the vanilla.
This fruit salad with vanilla pudding is a good counterpoint to a buffet of vegetable or green salads. Stock your pantry with canned fruits that complement fresh grapes and berries—canned pears or peaches in juice are great in place of mandarin oranges or pineapple tidbits. Be sure to use the same can size of what you’re replacing. Less –
Nutrition
80 Calories, 1 1/2g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars
This recipe’s combination of fruit with marshmallows, whipped topping and pudding reads a lot like a recipe from 60 years ago, but trust us, it’s delicious, and we’re not the only ones who think so! This sweet and creamy fruit salad is a fan favorite — check out the ratings and reviews. Make it for a family dinner or special occasion, and you’ll see for yourself how quickly this dish disappears. In fact, this is a perfect side for a party, because it serves nine and you can make it ahead. This salad keeps for up to eight hours in the refrigerator, but you certainly don’t have to wait! Serve immediately and remember this tip for keeping it cold: nestle the salad bowl inside a larger ice-filled bowl.
Fresh pineapple is extremely rich in many ingredients that are key to good health.
The fruit has a low caloric value (has only 50 calories per 100 grams), does not contain saturated fat or cholesterol, but is a rich source of soluble and insoluble fiber, such as pectin.
Pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme called bromelain, which digests food by breaking down proteins. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anticoagulant properties. Scientific studies have shown that regular consumption of pineapple helps fight arthritis, heartburn and parasitic worms.
Fresh pineapple is an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin, vitamin C. This vitamin is necessary for the synthesis of collagen in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body, necessary for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, internal organs and bones. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps protect against scurvy, boosts immunity (creates resistance to infectious agents) and helps collect harmful, inflammatory free radicals from the body.
It also contains a solid amount of vitamin A (there are 58 international units in 100 grams) and beta-carotene. These ingredients have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is also needed to maintain healthy mucous membranes and skin, and is key to good eyesight. Scientific studies suggest that regular consumption of foods rich in flavonoids helps protect against cancer of the lungs and oral cavity.
In addition, this fruit is rich in B-complex vitamins, such as folate, thiamine, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals such as copper, manganese and potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids and helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is a useful cofactor for red blood cell synthesis. Manganese is a cofactor for the enzyme superoxide dismutas, which is a very powerful collector of free radicals.
Strawberries are not only delicious, but also very useful. They are used to treat anemia, strengthen the blood, and also reduce the risk of heart disease. They contain a large amount of vitamin C and iron. 100 grams of strawberries cover the required daily dose of vitamin C.
Due to the fact that strawberries contain folic acid, they help with pregnancy and reduce depression. It has been proven that eating strawberries directly affects the protection against cancer. This sweet fruit also contains antioxidants, which help against aging.
Strawberries help heal the gums. When you do not have access to toothpaste and brush, cut 2-3 strawberries in half and rub them on your teeth and gums. Then rinse with water.
There is a risk when consuming strawberries if they are sprayed with harmful pesticides. Therefore, it is best to buy strawberries in a box indicated by the manufacturer. Care should also be taken not to be consumed by people who have allergic reactions to them. If you are not sure if you are allergic to strawberries or not, see a doctor for a proper test.
The good news is that strawberries are low in calories, so they can become part of your diet, whether you are on a diet or not.