Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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!