Tropical Ambrosia with Toasted Pecans and Coconut and Eat.Live.Be. for a better 2011! 12

Today’s Eat.Live.Be is about what books, cookbooks, and resources help us with our healthy goals. 
My first reference is other healthy living bloggers. I love browsing sites and reading stories for inspiration.
I do have a lot of cookbooks and I love Clean Food by Terry Walters, but for most recipes I go to my magazines I get each month.  I wait eagerly to pore through each page of my Eating Well, Cooking Light and Clean Eating.  Additionally I use their websites if I have a particular ingredient I want to base a dish off of.  I will check each of the sites as well as Epicurious to see what sounds the best.
If I want to find a calorie count for a particular food I love Calorie King and for entire recipes I use SparkRecipes.
What are some of your favorite references for healthy living/cooking?
Tropical Ambrosia with Toasted Pecans and Coconut
Saturday we had a cookout and I made this salad.  It was so gorgeous out that a cool salad was perfect.  I have had the typical ambrosia made with apples and sour cream but wanted to give it a tangy and tropical twist with yogurt and organic tropical fruit salad.  The result was like being transported to a warm location with sandy beaches, sunglasses and a fruity drink in hand. I hope you enjoy!

Tropical Ambrosia with Toasted Pecans and Coconut

20 (1/2 cup) servings
***5 WW Pts Plus
Printable Recipe
2 14.5oz cans organic tropical fruit salad, I used Native Forest Organics, one undrained and one drained and juice reserved for another use (I made a smoothie).
1 10.75oz can organic mandarin oranges, I used Native Forest Organics, drained and juice reserved for another use
3/4 cup shredded coconut, I used Native Forest Organics
12 oz vanilla soy or almond yogurt
3/4 cup organic pecans, toasted and chopped
3 bananas, peeled and sliced
1 quart fresh strawberries, tops removed and sliced
1 pint fresh blueberries
3-4 cups red grapes, halved
3 cups mini marshmallows
1. Mix ingredients together.
ESTIMATED Nutrition Facts
About 20 1/2 cup Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 207.0
Total Fat 8.7 g
Saturated Fat 4.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 38.3 mg
Potassium 211.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30.3 g
Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
Sugars 21.0 g
Protein 3.4 g

Vitamin A 0.9 %
Vitamin B-6 7.0 %
Vitamin C 63.2 %
Vitamin E 2.4 %
Calcium 2.0 %
Copper 5.1 %
Folate 3.0 %
Iron 3.4 %
Magnesium 3.8 %
Manganese 19.4 %
Niacin 1.5 %
Pantothenic Acid 2.2 %
Phosphorus 2.5 %
Riboflavin 3.4 %
Selenium 1.0 %
Thiamin 3.6 %
Zinc 2.0 %

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About DHCooks

Dawn Hutchins is a health & wellness entrepreneur that specializes in helping busy moms kick processed food addiction, such as sugar and food dyes, to the curb.

She’s a published author, wife, and mother of one sweet little girl. When she’s not crusading for the advancement of plant-based nutrition, she’s camping, stretching in yoga and paddle boarding on her SUP.

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