Food, Family & Fun

A Seasonal Guide to Healthy Eating
Commemorating 50 years of School Lunch


Quick Summer Fruit Shortcake

20 minutes
Serves: 4

Frozen or canned fruit can be used in this recipe, too!

  • 1 pint strawberries, cleaned and hulled
  • 1 cup grapes, seedless, cleaned and halved
  • 2 each peaches, diced
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 slices angel food cake

1. The kids can help with this step. If using strawberries, quarter them first. Combine berries, grapes, peaches, sugar and orange juice in a Large bowl. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 20 minutes.

2. Kids put one slice of cake on each plate; then portion the fruit and juices from the bowl on top of each slice of cake. Serve.

Nutrients per serving
1 serving

  • Calories 148
  • Saturated fat.1 g
  • Iron.3 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Calcium 46 mg
  • Carbohydrate 36 mg
  • Vitamin A 27 RE
  • Sodium 210 mg
  • Total Fat.4 g
  • Vitamin C 9 mg
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g


Get exercise while choosing spring fruits. Either go berry picking at a farm or take a walk through an outdoor market.


On the weekend take a family hike with a snack in a backpack or bag. Remember variety. Dry cereals, dried fruits, nuts and apple slices won't weight the pack clown. Encourage exercise-take a family walk after dinner.


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