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Oct 192012
 
Kiwi chaat

It has been a very busy month.  The tween turned into a teen  tornado.  And we have been busy redoing the room from a baby pink and lavender to a royal turquoise and lilac. The furniture is more teenager like and so are the room accessories.  She is excited and so am I.  I had thought it would be a daunting experience because I wouldn’t be ready.  But it has turned to be a great joy.  A whole new person is emerging right in front of my eyes and I suddenly have a new friend, interesting and refreshing take on the world,  and just an adorably good girl. ( well mostly)

My life has a fresh new perspective because of this young new person. I am eternally thankful and grateful to have her in my life.  We have the regular broody teen moments, but I think we will survive!

For today’s Power foods  blog group we had the Kiwi.  It is one of my daughter’s favorite fruits.  She loves things that are a little tangy.  I came up with the idea of healthy, filling Kiwi Mulberry Pomegranate Mixed Fruit Chaat for her and me to spend a Friday morning eating and just going over the plans for the first sleepover party in her new room! She is Excited.. Me ? well you know how it is!

Kiwis have an abundance of vitamins and minerals and provide a wide array of nutrition benefits. It is naturally fat free as well. They help in increased iron absorption, have been known to boost the immune system and have phytonutrients that help the body protect against some cancers. It a great thing to eat if you are pregnant as it provides 10% of the required daily folic acid.

38 Power Foods blog group  focuses on one ingredient each week taking inspiration from the book ; Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients from the editors of the whole living magazine. Each week we all  come up with recipes, stories, articles to encourage eating nourishing food.

Jeanette at jeanetteshealthyliving ; Martha at Simply Nourished Living ; Mireya at Myhealthyeatinghabits ; Alyce at More time at the table ; Casey at My Sweet and Savory;   Minnie at TheLady8Home

These amazing women have been powering through the power foods week after week and I always look forward to their posts. I learn a lot from them and have learned a lot about my food on this journey.

Kiwi Mulberry Pomegranate Mixed Fruit Chaat

Ingredients

  • 2 peeled kiwi fruits
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 C pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 C dried mulberry (add raisins or any other berries)
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1tbs shelled pistachios
  • Himalayan pink salt (you can use any salt)
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne powder

Instructions

  1. Chop / slice the kiwis and the apple. Toss everything together.
  2. Mix, check the seasoning and devour.
  3. You can also add some cilantro for another layer of flavor.
http://www.spiceroots.com/2012/10/kiwi-mulberry-pomegranate-mixed-fruit-chaat/

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  1. What a fun post to read. Your relationship with your daughter sounds blessed :-) I’ve never had a fruit chaat, but have a couple of recipes calling for chaat masala. Any ideas for where I might purchase it or is it a blend you make yourself?

     
  2. Ah, the immortal fruit salad! How could something so vibrant and so healthy ever become tiring? Beautiful post and congratulations with the family!

     
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  4. Love the verstality fruit chat offers just mix and match you get it right any which way :)
    And daughters I completly agree they are God’s best gift on this earth !

     
  5. I love all the flavors and pop in this chaat – looks fantastic!

     
  6. It is always wonderful to read when a Mom appreciates her child/children. You sound so happy. It is beautiful and so is your fruit dish.

     
  7. They do grow up! My youngest is in her last year of grad school. How well I remember that change from tween to teen and the little girl white furniture being sold to a younger mom with a toddler girl. Soon there was sturdy oak furniture, a computer desk, etc….but the dolls and teddy bears stayed around a long time. Oh, actually, they’re still around!

    This chaat sounds beautiful and healthy! (I had to look up “chaat.”) Happy weekend,Alyce

     
  8. I have two boys so I miss out on all those fun mother daughter moments. Boys have their sweet and loving moments, but I think it’s not the same as having a daughter. BTW, I’ve never had a spicy fruit salad. It sounds interesting.

     
  9. Congrats on your new teen! Sounds like you’re having a blast. And this fruit salad looks so pretty.

     
  10. How easy and delicious is this chat :) I think teenage can be a tough time both for the parents and the teen themselves. God to see you bond with your daughter even more. Enjoy this beautiful time of her life together.

     
  11. Your daughter sounds delightful little young lady. You are so lucky to have one……daughters are so precious.

    My tween turned into a teen, and I know exactly what you mean. It’s like having a new person in your life…..he is same, yet so different. Deep deep voice, brand new demeanor, but overall, still the sweet kid who’s my life. Knowing what I know now, I hug my 9 year old even tighter every night.

    The salad looks awesome!

     
  12. This fruit chat looks absolutely delicious

     
  13. Mothers of teen daughters always look more and more young, energetic and eternally happy, whatever the teen storm the daughters are :-)
    The salad looks lovely, my kinda food :-)

     

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