Eating healthy can be hard, especially when it comes to fruit. You might not like every fruit and eating the same fruit every day can get boring. Try spicing up your meals and snacks by trying some of the recommendations below.
- Pair it. Add some honey or peanut butter to your fruit to give it extra flavor. You can never go wrong with the classic peanut butter and apple slices or honey on banana. You can even sprinkle some cinnamon on it to amp up the flavor.
- Freeze it. Throw some fruit in a ziplock bag overnight and voila: you have the perfect next-day snack to replace your nightly ice cream. I freeze grapes and pop them in my mouth when I get a craving for sweets. You can also blend frozen fruit like bananas to make faux ice cream, a much healthier alternative to the real thing.
- Make it a smoothie. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate fruit into your daily diet. If you don’t like chewing your fruit, try sipping it. Throw your favorite fruit(s) into a blender, add some ice and milk and blend it until smooth. Try adding some cinnamon to add to the flavor profile.
- Grill it. I loveeeee grilled pineapple. It’s my absolute favorite during the summer. The grill marks, caramelization and slight char give the pineapple an added oomph. You can add grilled pineapple to a burger or eat it alone as a snack. Try grilling other fruit too, like peaches, watermelon and plums.
- Bake it. If you’re looking to try something different look into baking fruit. Sprinkle your fruit with some cinnamon, a pinch of sugar and a dab of butter to get the perfect baked treat. I prefer to bake pears and apples but you can do this with peaches, pineapples, plums, etc.
- Freeze dry. One of the easiest ways to eat fruit is when it’s freeze-dried. You can bring freeze-dried fruit on the go without worrying if it will go bad or make a mess. Keep an eye out for how much you eat though because freeze-dried fruit is known for having high concentrations of natural sugar and even though it’s natural, too much sugar isn’t good for you.
- Add it to a salad. I was skeptical at first about adding fruit to my salad but it’s surprisingly delicious. One of the more popular options is to add mandarin oranges but you can throw blueberries, strawberries, mango, pomegranate and more to your leafy dishes.
How do you incorporate fruit into your diet? Do you have any recommendations or special recipes? Share them below!
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