Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Food Goodness

Yummy fruits and veggies are plentiful this spring. Healthy spring foods that are low in calories and packed with nutrients can be a satisfying snack as well.

Apricots, artichokes, bananas, asparagus, carrots, magos, papayas, pineapples, and strawberries all equal yumminess in my book. A few weeks ago I received a pineapple in my Bountiful Basket that was very delicious. (According to my kids and husband. I am not a pineapple lover, but I did try it. My tastebuds to not enjoy pineapple.)

How do you tell if a pineapple is ripe? Look at all the 'eyes' as the hexagons are called. If they are the same size it is ripe. You can also pull the very inner leaves at the top and if they come out easily, it is ripe. Color does not matter. (Thanks for the tip from my Aunts!)

Making fruit a dessert by putting a little yogurt with it and maybe some granola. I'm a granola lover! Sprouts has some great varieties to choose from. Perhaps you would rather put a little dalop of whip cream, but be careful which brands you buy as it can be packed with cholesterol.

A fruit and/or vegetable is on our dinner table 99% of the time. Right now looks for those amazingly yummy looking fruits and veggies.

GOAL: Go for a walk tonight after dinner or right after breakfast in the morning. It will energize you and either be a good ending to a day or a great start to another day.

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