This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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The weather recently has been absolutely where I live. Spring is here, for sure! My daughter and I have been outside as much as possible lately, soaking up the warm air and enjoying the soothing sunshine.

On one such beautiful day last week, we stopped at a little market and loaded up on fresh produce. I had a quick and yummy Five Minute Fruit Salad in mind! 

Fresh produce can be so difficult to keep… well, fresh! On too many occasions I’ve thrown out fruits and veggies that were perfect just a few days before. It makes me so sad! The deer and little wild animals in my backyard seem happy to benefit from the produce I toss out to them, but I would rather it be in my family’s bellies. 

I was so excited to receive a 3-piece set of FreshWorks Produce Saver from Rubbermaid! These amazing containers use a patented FreshVent™ technology that reduced waste by keeping produce fresh up to 80% longer* than traditional store packaging.

The small size is perfect for berries, the medium for strawberries, and the large for fresh greens. 

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks containers vs. store packaging at day 21.

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The FreshVent regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to create the optimal environment so produce stays fresh. The CrispTray™ helps reduce moisture that can accelerate spoilage.

Did you know that Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce every year? This is the equivalent of $192 per household.** It’s not that we want to throw out perfectly good food. It’s such a bummer! Rubbermaid FreshWorks can help us reduce this waste, and it’s so easy to use.

**Source: USDA 2014

I placed our fresh produce into the Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers and stored them in my fridge. I’m so happy with the results! The clear design makes it easy to see what I have on hand. It’s great to know there is fresh fruit and veggies on hand for a snack.

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I used two cups of our fresh fruit plus a package of frozen mixed fruit to make a super easy Five Minute Fruit Salad. This salad can be whipped up in no time with just a few simple ingredients.

Dry instant vanilla pudding mix creates a very light sauce and the vanilla flavor enhances the natural sweetness of the fruit. I added fresh berries and grapes to our salad, but you can add whatever fresh fruit you like.

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5 Minute Fruit Salad
Serves 12
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
157 calories
39 g
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2 g
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156 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
156g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 13mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 39g
13%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
194%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 48 ounce bag frozen fruit, thawed ("classic" medley with peaches, strawberries, and other fruit)
  2. 2 cups fresh fruit, chopped
  3. 3 tablespoons dry instant vanilla pudding mix
Instructions
  1. 1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. 2. Serve with whipped cream and fresh mint leaves, if desired.
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*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

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16 Comments on Five Minute Fruit Salad PLUS Giveaway!

  1. Jessica To
    April 26, 2017 at 7:57 pm (5 months ago)

    I would use this for our strawberries and blueberries.

    Reply
  2. Elena
    April 26, 2017 at 9:09 pm (5 months ago)

    I will use it to keep my fruits and berries fresh

    Reply
  3. Cheryl B
    April 27, 2017 at 6:48 am (5 months ago)

    I will use these to store my fresh berries and lettuce.

    Reply
  4. Nancy Loring
    April 27, 2017 at 9:20 am (5 months ago)

    My daughter will be graduating from college next week and starting a new job right ater that so these would be for her if I won.

    Reply
  5. Laurajj
    April 27, 2017 at 10:59 am (5 months ago)

    Oh this would be so perfect for us to use with our container garden this summer! We always have lots of strawberries and blueberries…this would be perfect to help keep them longer!

    Reply
  6. Elle
    April 27, 2017 at 12:10 pm (5 months ago)

    I will use them to store summer fruits like cherries, strawberries and blueberries that I buy and fruit salad too.

    Reply
  7. Jeanna
    April 27, 2017 at 2:37 pm (5 months ago)

    My kids eat a lot of fruit and sometimes we can’t use it fast enough and it goes bad. This sounds like the perfect solution to that problem!

    Reply
  8. Dana
    April 27, 2017 at 4:44 pm (5 months ago)

    With summer coming these would be perfect for fresh fruit and vegetables.

    Reply
  9. Lauren
    April 27, 2017 at 9:25 pm (5 months ago)

    I would use it to store berries.

    Reply
  10. Barbara Montag
    April 27, 2017 at 11:31 pm (5 months ago)

    I will store the Romaine lettuce and berries in the Rubbermaid FreshWorks.
    thank you

    Reply
  11. Tracie Cooper
    April 28, 2017 at 1:27 pm (5 months ago)

    I would use them to store salad fixings for weekly lunches!

    Reply
  12. Tracie Cooper
    April 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm (5 months ago)

    I would use them to store salad fixings for weekly lunches! Its perfect!

    Reply
  13. SheSpeaks
    May 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm (5 months ago)

    We love saving time and money! And with Rubbermaid’s FreshWorks, this delicious recipe will stay fresh longer! #freshworksfreshness #ad

    Reply
  14. Edye
    May 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm (5 months ago)

    I’d use it to keep strawberries fresh!

    Reply
  15. Dagmar
    May 2, 2017 at 2:08 pm (5 months ago)

    I would use them for fresh fruit!!

    Reply
  16. Joan Barth
    May 2, 2017 at 4:55 pm (5 months ago)

    Love fresh fruit and veggies. Would keep them fresh longer!

    Reply

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