Give Lenten meals a fresh take with fruity salads

Give Lenten meals a fresh take with fruity salads
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When I think of Lent I envision rejuvenation along with fresh options for meal times. This is week No. 3, and my focus is on fruit and how to incorporate these beauties into fabulous dishes to stand alone or pair with a light protein. The freshness of fruits with a protein option makes a meal filled with an abundance of flavors for family and friends. I realize produce is on the expensive side, but you as the home cook can curtail or replace different ingredients by using replacement alternatives that are perhaps less expensive in a recipe.

Salads are a refreshing, nutritional option for lunch and dinner service. I like to pair these beauties with a light soup, crackers, bread sticks or crusty bread, thus keeping the meal to the lighter side during the Lenten season.