Whenever I’m asked to bring a dish to a potluck type dinner, I have to make a choice between bringing owey- gooey -chocolaty- naughtiness, or something to show off that a plant based diet can be delicious, too.
Honestly, I often choose the naughty, because a girl can’t be good all the time and lets get real, naughty is fun! A potluck is a great excuse to make something yummy to share with others, all the while keeping it out of my own house as there is never leftovers!
But sometimes, I know there will be plenty of sugar at a gathering and I bring something that I know everyone will enjoy & that is good for the body, too. I love showing others that eating healthy can be a delicious and beautiful experience, and what better way to do that then with the beauty of a rainbow fruit platter?
Would you look at all those beautiful colors, shapes and textures? God sure is a great artist.
This platter was a cinch to put together. All fruit was from Trader Joes. I loved that they even had kumquats! I ran to the store the morning of our family potluck, grabbed the rainbow of different fruits, and had my girls help me wash and arrange them onto a large platter. The cantaloupe and pineapple were already precut. I rarely pay the extra money for this, but this day convenience was worth the extra pennies!
Everyone “oooed” and “awed” over this platter as I walked in with it. It was especially so fun to see the excitement of kids! They love anything bite sized and bright colored. When I went to grab the platter at the end of the potluck, there were only a few lonely grapes rolling around. Who knew that fruit would be as popular as chocolate?
andreaJune 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm
MarthaJune 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm
I’m with you, the naughty is always tempting for me too for the same reason you mentioned but the healthy is often a time saver too and brings it’s own feeling of accomplishment. 🙂 Good choice! I love the rainbow of colors!