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Incorporate Fruit into Your Holiday Feasts!

Eating more fruit is essential to good health. But how do you incorporate fruit into the holidays when it is a saturated season of sugar? Add these desserts and appetizers to your holiday meal to increase your fruit intake and balance out the sugar.

4 Ways to Eat More Fruit Over the Holidays

Not only are these healthier options, but they taste delicious too:

1. Fruitcake

A classic holiday treat, fruitcake can be yummy. Try this World’s Best Fruitcake recipe for the holidays made with peaches, apricots, figs, cherries, and prunes.

2. Cobblers

Cobblers are warm, scrumptious, and perfect during the winter season. This Old Fashion Peach Cobbler recipe is mouth-watering good.

3. Salads

Add fruit to your salad to liven up the palette. Apples, oranges, pears, cranberries, pomegranates, plums, and persimmons are always holiday favorites. Make this delicious Peach Quinoa Cobb Bowl.

4. Cocktails

Holiday cocktails are always more interesting when there is a wedge of fruit. Try this recipe for Christmas Punch made with oranges, cranberries, and pomegranates. The Christmas Punch can be made with or without alcohol.

Need frozen fruit for your holiday feast? Wawona Frozen Fruits has the delicious products you need for a festive, fruit-forward holiday season!

Related Link: The Ultimate Winter Fruits

Fruit is Your Sweet Solution for a Healthy Diet

Eating fruit is an excellent way to get essential vitamins, fiber, and nutrients. Fruit contains antioxidants and flavonoids that boost the immune system, reduced inflammation, and help prevent disease. Citrus and berries are considered “powerhouse” fruit.

Fruit offers many health benefits, including:

Weight Loss
To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories. Because fruit is low calorie, you can lose weight by increasing your fruit intake. By eating a lot of fruit, your body won’t feel deprived, and you’ll maintain a healthy calorie count.

Antioxidants
Fruit is an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants defend against free radicals that can lead to chronic diseases and damaged cells. Frozen berries, green tea, and citrus are rich in antioxidants.

Nutrients
Fruit is a natural source for many critical nutrients, such as:
– Potassium
– Fiber
– Vitamin C
– Folate

Fruit also is very low in fat, sodium, cholesterol, and calories. By eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, you’ll reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. Eating fruit is essential to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Want to increase your fruit intake by incorporating frozen fruit into your diet? Shop Wawona Frozen Fruits, which are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients.

Related Link: Frozen Fruit Recipes

The Ultimate Winter Fruits!

Although some may think that winter foods consist of soups, stews, and chilis, fruit is still an incredibly important part of your diet, and the nutrients can help you avoid colds and flus. Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the highest quality Signature fruits for your operation all year long.

Oranges
Oranges are in season for all of winter and spring, so take advantage of it! It contains great fiber and immunity-boosting vitamin C.

Pears
There is nothing better than in-season pears. They have a great source of fiber and are incredibly versatile, perfect for a snack, dessert or even in a savory appetizer.

Persimmons
These sweet fruits are packed with lots of vitamins and minerals for lots of health benefits. Persimmons have a high level of antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Grapefruit
Grapefruits are high in nutrients like vitamin A and C and fiber, making it a great option to get your dose of these vitamins.

Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the solutions for your business! Contact us today to see how we can help your operation grow and prosper this winter season.

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Blackened Chicken and Peach Ciabatta

Wawona’s Signature Peaches are the perfect addition to a moist blackened chicken with a beautiful ciabatta roll. Both healthy and delicious, this dish will be sure to be a favorite in any operation!

INGREDIENTS
4″ square ciabatta roll or similar
1 6oz chicken breast
2 tbs Blackening Seasoning- Used Badia
½ cup Arugula
1 slice red onion
1 Tbs. olive oil
5 Tbs. Peach Dressing**

Peach Dressing
1 Cp. Apple Cider Vinaigrette- Used Kens
1 Cp. Wawona Signature Peaches
Blend ingredients together leaving small to medium chunks of peaches

Assembly
Rub generously the chicken breast with the seasoning and grill to internal temp of 165 degrees. Split the ciabatta and griddle with the olive oil until toasted on both sides. Spread 2 Tbs. of the peach dressing onto each side of bread. Assemble the arugula and red onion on top. Slice the chicken breast into thin slices and layer. Top with remaining 1oz of dressing. Serve.

Wawona Frozen Foods has the highest quality fruit that is perfect for all types of dishes, from light appetizers to rich entrees to decadent desserts. Contact us today to see how we can assist you in making beautiful creations that will drive customers to your operation!

Peach and Strawberry Pop Tarts

Bring back an old-fashioned favorite by offering pop tarts that are both delicious and healthy! These tasty treats are simple to make and will satisfy all ages.

INGREDIENTS
Pastry Dough (Pre-made pastry dough can be substituted)
2.5 Cps. Flour 
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 Tsp. Sugar
1 pinch salt
5-6 Tbs. Ice Water

Filling
12 Frozen Strawberries
12 pc. Wawona Signature Peaches
Icing:
3 Cps. Confectioner Sugar
1 Egg White
3 tsp. Water
6 pc. Wawona IQF Peaches- diced small and oven dried 
(Makes 6 pop tarts)

INSTRUCTIONS
Combine the flour, sugar and salt together. Slice the butter into small pieces and using a pastry cutter incorporate into the flour until you get a crumble mixture. Slowly add in the water, use 4 Tbs water 1st and only if needed add in the other Tbs. dough should just come together. Refrigerate for 2 hours before using.

Roll the dough out to about 1/8” thickness. Cut the dough into 6”x3” rectangles. Use the excess dough to roll and repeat the same. Using 2 dough pieces, place 2 strawberries in the center and place 2 Peaches on top. Place another piece of dough on top. Using a fork, seal the edges well. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven low fan and bake until golden brown. Let cool completely and the spread the icing on top. Sprinkle with some of the oven dried peaches. Serve.

You can also use Puff Pastry dough and make into a toaster pastry. Same method of building and baking.

Contact Wawona Frozen Foods to see how you can incorporate this delicious treat into your menu with our help!

Peach Parfait with Nutella

Take advantage of the rest of the peaches this season with a delicious dish that is appropriate for both breakfast, dessert, or even a healthy snack! With Wawona’s Signature Peaches, you can’t go wrong with the combination of Greek yogurt, Nutella, and granola.

INGREDIENTS
16oz Oikos Greek Vanilla Yogurt
8oz Wawona Signature Peaches-Chopped
4 Tbs Nutella 
4 Tbs. Chopped Pecans or Substitute Granola
(Makes 4 parfaits)

INSTRUCTIONS
In an 8oz clear glass layer 2oz of yogurt, 1 oz of peaches, repeat. Top with a Tbs. of Nutella and Garnish with 1 Tbs. of Pecans/Granola.

This is the perfect fall snack and can easily be substituted for different ingredients, depending on your diet and preference. Contact Wawona Frozen Foods for more information on how we can assist you in making your operation succeed!

Peach Quinoa Cobb Bowl

Why not switch up the classic cobb salad with delicious peaches and quinoa? This will bring a unique twist to your operation and drive your customers wild, especially with Wawona’s Signature Peaches.

INGREDIENTS
1 Cp. Prepared Quinoa
1 Cp Wawona Signature Peaches Drained or IQF peaches (approx. 4 slices)
1 Cp. Diced blackened Chicken
¼ Cp. Diced Bacon
½ Cp. Cheddar Cheese diced
½ Cp. Shredded Romaine
2 Tbs. Pickled Onion
3oz Apple Cider Vinaigrette

INSTRUCTIONS
Place quinoa at the bottom of the bowl, top with lettuce, then in rows (like a cobb salad) place chicken then peaches followed by bacon and cheese; top with pickled onions and dress with apple cider vinaigrette.

Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the freshest fruit that you need for your business. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in improving your operation! 

Peach Calzone Dolci

We all know and love the classic calzones at pizza parlors. Why not switch it up and create one catered for those with a sweet tooth? With Wawona’s Signature Peaches, it can’t get any better than this.

INGREDIENTS
1 pre-made pizza dough 8oz
2 Cp. Ricotta or Impastata 
1.5 Cp. Wawona Signature Peaches
1 tsp. Vanilla
½ tsp Lemon or Orange Zest
¼ Cp. Powdered Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
In a bowl whip together the ricotta, zest, vanilla and peaches. Stretch the pizza dough until about 1/8” thick. Take the filling and place in the center of the dough. Fold the dough over into a half moon shape. Crip the edges to seal. Bake of in a 400-degree convection oven or in a traditional pizza oven until medium brown and crust is crunchy. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

This scrumptious treat is fitting for any type of operation and is simple to make. Serve this with a scoop of fresh vanilla ice cream and you will leave your customers wanting more! Contact Wawona Frozen Foods today to see how we can help increase your business’s sales and customer satisfaction. 

Peach and Basil Breakfast Biscuits (Crumpets)

There is nothing more satisfying than delicious biscuits with fresh Wawona Signature Peaches on top. It is the perfect addition to your morning coffee or tea, and is the perfect amount of sweet and savory in each bite! Wawona Frozen Foods is happy to provide Signature Peaches to create the perfect breakfast dish.

Biscuits
2.5 Cps. Bisquick Flour 
2/3 Cp. Buttermilk
½ Cp. Wawona Signature Peaches- lightly pureed
½ Tbs. Dried Basil
Peaches and Cream Topping
6 Tbs. Cream Cheese
2 Cps. 4+1 Peaches
1 Tbs. Butter
½ Cp. Chiffonade Fresh Basil
(Makes 6)

Preparation
Mix the flour, dried basil together, add in the peaches and buttermilk and mix until incorporated. Dough should be wet and sticky. Using a #14 scoop dish out into large muffin pans. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven low fan for 14-16 minutes.

For the Topping
In a sauté pan, place butter and peaches and sauté until lightly caramelized and juice has reduced.

Build
Place 2 muffins on a dish, place 1 Tbs. Of Cream cheese on the side and top cream cheese with ¼ Cp. Of Peaches. Garnish with fresh Basil. Serve warm.

These biscuits are easy to make, and the caramelized peaches are a heavenly addition. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your operation thrive with our fresh frozen fruit offerings!

Peachy Cheddar Grits

Healthy and refreshing meets comfort food! This dish is incredibly simple to make and irresistibly delicious. Wawona Frozen Foods’ Signature Peaches is the perfect addition to this classic dish, perfect for any time of year. 

4 Cp. Water 
1 ½ Cp Stone Ground Grits 
1 stick of butter 
1 Cp of Wawona Signature Peaches 
2 Cp. Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
½ tsp. salt 
(Serves 4) 

Bring water to a boil, slowly add in the grits, bring back to a boil and then lower the heat to a light simmer stirring often. Once the grits are hydrated, fully cooked and no remaining water, add in the peaches, butter and stir rapidly until creamy. Finish with folding in the cheddar cheese. Serve. 

Can be served with 2 slices of thick sliced candied bacon, or a slice of ham steak. 

Wawona Frozen Foods is happy to assist your operation in creating the perfect dish that any customer will love. This dish will be sure to bring classic comfort to your operation. Contact us today to learn more about the high quality fruit that we have to offer! 

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