RAINBOW FRUIT NACHOS ARE A FUN AND YUMMY WAY TO INCLUDE AN EASY DESSERT WHILE GETTING IN MORE FRUIT, MAKING THIS A HEALTHIER OPTION!
Rainbow fruit nachos are just calling your name this summer aren't they? I mean, you want dessert, but you also really wanna feel healthy and light.
Not only does this dessert recipe include more fruit than your average sweet treat, but it's so simple to put together, even if you're throwing together a last-minute get-together or you're invited to a BBQ in the thick of the busy months of summer.
Sure, you could make your own cinnamon-sugared tortilla chips, but grrrrl, mama ain't got time for that.
Start your rainbow fruit nachos out with a shortcut right off the bat. Using my favorite cinnamon sugar pita chips from Stacy's, I'm able to save tons of time and just get right to it.
Top those chips with fresh fruits, all colors of the rainbow, and you're ready for the simple toppings.
I just went with a way easy vegan whipped topping and melted down my favorite Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate to top it all off.
I'm tellin' you, that's all it takes to put rainbow fruit nachos together.
Plus, I don't know about you, but I think everyone's lives could use a little more color and brightness. Unfortunately, brightness isn't always a part of everyone's day, and I'm a big believer that even small gestures can make a big difference in the life of someone in need.
As a part of the LGBTQ community, I am well-aware that there are many individuals in the community who are facing struggles, especially the youth in the community. June kicks off Pride Month all over the United States, and as I attend celebrations in my city, I will once again be reminded that not everyone is as lucky as I am to have the support of their families and loved ones.
Many LGBTQ kids aren't accepted by their families, leaving them on the streets without a place to live. They often end up in trouble with sex and drugs just trying to survive. And it's pretty much a guarantee that if these kids are left homeless, they aren't fortunate enough to have healthy meals to feed their bodies.
This makes me so incredibly sad.
As a lesbian woman, I can't imagine having to make my way on the streets just because I wasn't accepted by my parents and wasn't welcome in their home as a teenager.
I can't imagine not knowing where my next meal was coming from all because of my sexual orientation.
I can't imagine not feeling love from my own family just because of who I love.
Thankfully, there are amazing organizations that have taken a step in the right direction to help these youth in need. I've partnered with the Kroger Family of Stores because they are working to take a stand and help out the way they know best - with only the best of foods!
Kroger has partnered with brands that support the LGBTQ community and have chosen to put those brands on display, encouraging shoppers to support the community. These are some of my favorite brands: Stacy's Pita Chips, Hershey's, Barefoot, Campbells, Pepperidge Farms, and many other favorites.
The Kroger family believes that EVERYONE deserves safe and nutritious food, which is why they will be making donations to local organizations that support the LGBTQ community. My local Kroger is donating to Casa Q, an organization that provides safe living options and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, and allies who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
I encourage you to visit your local Kroger store during the month of June and look for their Pride display so you can show your support for your fellow human being. For youth. For love.
Add rainbow fruit nachos to your menu this summer, making everyone happy with a punch of color, brightness, and pizzazz.
RAINBOW FRUIT NACHOS VIDEO:
RAINBOW FRUIT NACHOS
- 1 bag Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips (7.5 ounces)
- 1 cup strawberries diced
- 1 cup mandarin oranges halved
- 1 mango diced
- ½ pineapple cubed (about 1 cup)
- 2 kiwis sliced and halved
- ¾ cup blueberries
- 1 cup red or purple grapes halved
- 2 oz dark chocolate melted
For Vegan Whipped Topping
- 1 can coconut milk solids refrigerated at least 24 hours
- 1 tablespoon agave or pure maple syrup
- Line a plate or tray with cinnamon pita chips
- Top with diced fruit in a rainbow fashion. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo/Violet.
To make whipped topping
- In a blender or food processor, whip the solids from your can of coconut cream, discarding liquids or saving for smoothies. Add in the agave and whip until completely combined.
- Top fruit with whipped topping and drizzled dark chocolate.
THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY KROGER. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO CONTINUE CREATING GREAT CONTENT FOR YOU BY SUPPORTING PARTNERSHIPS WITH SUPER AWESOME BRANDS THAT HFHL LOVES TO WORK WITH! AS ALWAYS, OPINIONS REMAIN 100% MY OWN.