The Best Fruit to Buy in April

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With the first week of April starting this week, it may be a good time to head to the grocery store and pick up some fruits and/or vegetables that are currently in season. Many shoppers may not be aware that certain produce items are better to buy during a certain month/season. One delicious fruit that is currently in season during April are strawberries. Strawberries offer a variety of health benefits including: reducing the risk of heart disease, strokes, cancer, and can also lower blood pressure. Incorporating strawberries into your diet can be an easy task. Below is a simple salad recipe from therecipecritic.com, featuring strawberries as the main ingredient:

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

 

For the salad, simply combine the following ingredients in a large bowl:

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photo from therecipecritic.com

  • 2 cup cooked chicken
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup goat cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

For the dressing, combine the following ingredients in a blender or food processor:

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp salt & pepper

2 thoughts on “The Best Fruit to Buy in April

  1. Online Journalism Post author

    This sounds delicious! I am always looking for new recipes, I can’t wait to try this one! And the added health benefits are just a plus. -Megan

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  2. Online Journalism Post author

    Oh, I am definitely making this! This sounds so good. Health benefits make it even better! 🙂

    – Haley

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