A Squared: Sweet Scarletts Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit + GIVEAWAY

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sweet Scarletts Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit + GIVEAWAY

It's a new year and for most of us, that means the kick off of healthy eating season. For some people, it's a resolution to live the year a little healthier and for others, it's about counteracting the overindulging we've been partaking in since they stocked the Halloween candy aisle. And for some of us, it's both! So, to help you keep up those new year healthy eating plans I've got a few great things to share with you today: One of my new food obsessions, a healthy recipe, and a giveaway!

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Sweet Scarletts are a new brand of ruby red grapefruit from Texas and they're pretty amazing. Launched by Wonderful, the people that brought you Wonderful Halos, POM Wonderful, and Wonderful Pistachios, these grapefruits are some of the best that I've ever tasted: the Texas climate is perfect growing grapefruits that are bright in color, super sweet, and juicy.


Grapefruit is definitely known for how healthy it is: one half of a grapefruit contains only 60 calories and also provides 100% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C. And for an expectant mom like me, I was so excited to discover Wonderful Sweet Scarletts-- not only because they are so good for me, but also because that tart sweet citrus flavor is something I have been craving throughout my pregnancy. And bottled grapefruit juice and the standard grapefruits at my grocery store were often too dry or too bitter to really enjoy. I'm so happy to have discovered the my local grocery store now carries Wonderful Sweet Scarletts and I've been enjoying a half a grapefruit with my breakfast a few times a week over the past few months!

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But grapefruits aren't only for breakfast! They are also a perfect sweet and tart addition to any savory main dish too. In fact Wonderful Sweet Scarletts has partnered with the adorable Haylie Duff of The Real Girl's Kitchen on Cooking Channel to bring you some healthy and creative recipes featuring these delicious ruby red grapefruits. And I have a great one to share with you c/o of Haylie today. This Tropical Grapefruit Salad makes a perfect satisfying lunch or side dish with tropical flair, no matter what the season. With a healthy selection of fruits and hearty ingredients like avocado, almonds, and quinoa, it's good for you, filling, and packs tons of flavor!


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Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Tropical Grapefruit Salad

  • 1 Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit, segmented
  • 2-3 cups of butter lettuce
  • 2 sprigs of Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1-2 Tbs. of coconut, freshly grated
  • 2 Tbs. Wonderful Almonds, sliced
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1⁄2 mango, cubed
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Handful of blueberries
  • Handful of edamame, peeled

Tropical Dressing:
  • 1⁄4 cup juice from a Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit
  • 1⁄4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. agave
  • Pinch of sea salt & black pepper

1. Rinse & cook quinoa according to package directions, and let cool.

2. Assemble all ingredients in a salad bowl and toss.


And if you'd like to try Sweet Scarletts for yourself, you're in luck! Today I'm giving away an amazing git basket filled with some fun swag: your very own Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruit, recipe cards, a grapefruit spoon (a necessity for enjoying your morning grapefruit!), circular wooden cutting board, grapefruit bowl, and apron. Use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to enter and win!


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Editor's Note: I received complimentary products in order to facilitate this post. The opinions expressed herein, as always, are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Squared!

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