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Budget-Friendly Dollar Fruit Salad Delight


  • 2 cans peaches ($2)
  • 1 large can pineapple ($1.50)
  • 1 can mandarin oranges ($1)
  • 1 quart strawberries ($2)
  • 1 lb grapes ($1.19)
  • 3 bananas ($0.72)
  • 2 large apples (approx $1)
  • Handful of leftover blueberries ($0.50)
  • Juices from the canned fruits


  1. Prepare the Fruits:
    • Drain the peaches, pineapple, and mandarin oranges, reserving the juices.
    • Slice the peaches and bananas. Cube the pineapple and apples. Stem and halve the strawberries. Rinse the grapes.
  2. Mixing the Fruits:
    • In a large bowl or gallon-sized container, combine all the prepared fruits.
  3. Juice Infusion:
    • Pour the reserved juices from the canned fruits over the fresh fruit mixture. This adds extra flavor and sweetness.
  4. Gentle Toss:
    • Gently toss the fruits to ensure an even distribution of flavors. Be careful not to mash the softer fruits.
  5. Refrigerate and Marinate:
    • Cover the fruit salad and refrigerate it for at least an hour, allowing the flavors to meld. The longer it sits, the more delicious it becomes.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Scoop out a portion for your daily work snack or your son’s after-school treat. Consider serving it with a side of string cheese or a P2 protein pack for added nutrition.
  7. Dessert Variation:
    • For a delightful dessert after dinner, serve the fruit salad on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This Budget-Friendly Dollar Fruit Salad Delight is not only economical but also a nutritious and refreshing option for both work snacks and after-school treats. The combination of various fruits and their natural juices creates a tasty and vibrant medley that can be enjoyed throughout the week

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