Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday's Treat

Today's treat is the Bowl O' Fruit.  Now hear me out before you say I'm not telling you anything new. You probably already know that you need several servings (cups) of fruit a day.  What I'm suggesting is making your fruit more accessible and convenient to you and your family. 

It is one thing to grab an orange and throw it in your lunchbox or purse for later.  It is easy to grab a banana on the way to softball practice.  But strawberries, blueberries, peaches, grapes - anything that requires cutting, washing and more preparation than grabbing and going - these often get left at the grocery store (or slowing rotting in the fridge).  And I don't know about you, but I get tired of eating bananas every day.

I got this idea from my sister who always has a bowl of fresh, cut fruit sitting in her fridge.  Blueberries, strawberries, grapes, oranges, peaches - some variation of these sit at the ready for easy grabbing and going.  So I decided to try it myself.  And it works!  I am eating more fruit each day than ever before. The first mixture was strawberries, grapes, and peaches and not a single piece went to waste.  The second and current batch includes blueberries.

Both Jason and I fill a small container each  morning so that we have delicious fresh fruit in our lunches.  All it takes is a trip to the store and a few minutes of cutting on a Sunday night, and then we are set for the rest of the week.  You can choose any mixture of fruit that you like, and maybe even some you don't.  Pairing a sweet fruit with a not-so-sweet fruit is usually a delicious combination.  Add some cottage cheese or some nuts and you have a healthy, filling and convenient snack.

Give it a try and enjoy!


  1. YUM!! This is actually the first Tuesday treat I've been able to eat! (I have so many food allergies there are very little prepared foods I can eat.) Gonna have to go to the Farmer's Market today to get some yummy fruit to cut up!! You should try "Two Moms In The Raw" granola (I found it at Star Bucks). Looks like birdseed but tastes DELISH!

  2. Well I'm glad to finally hit the mark!!! :) I have a really awesome recipe from my Mom-in-law that I will be posting next week. If you DO have allergies, you can leave that stuff out and add in different stuff. :)