The Quest to Eat More Fruit

As I previously posted, I am on a mission this week to eat three pieces of fruit and drink 2 litres of water each day. I am finding this oh so hard! I am not a person who eats a lot generally so trying to fit in three pieces of fruit is rather tricky. For some reason I do find eating fruit a bit of a chore. So, I’ve come up with a list of ways to make this challenge a little more appealing.

  1. Make a fruit platter.
    Instead of serving cake to my friends I served up a fruit platter taking care of at least one of my serves of fruit for the day.
  2. Buy special fruit
    As it starts to warm up the really delicious fruit is coming into season. Today I went a little crazy at the fruit store and ended up with a trolley full of gorgeous fresh fruit & vegetables, including mangos, passionfruit, pineapple, pears, kiwi fruit, oranges, apples and bananas.  My fruit bowl is looking much more tempting today.
  3. Make a fruit salad
    It’s somehow so much easier to eat fruit and feels so much more like a meal when it’s mixed together into a delicious fruit salad. My kids are able to clarify this point: ‘Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy’.  And – does it real hurt if there’s a little scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream on the side?
  4. Have a bowl of fruit on your office desk
    If it’s right there in front of me I find it much easier to grab a piece of fruit and keep working. It’s no longer ‘out of sight, out of mind’.
  5. Use fruit in meals
    Whether it’s apricot chicken, watermelon salad, chicken with peach salsa, or blueberry pancakes – it’s no longer just a fruit it’s an actual meal. We tried the Four Ingredient’s blueberry pancakes on the weekend and they were sooooo delicious and sooooo simple.  1 cup s-r flour, 1 cup milk, 1 egg and 1/2 cup of berries. Mine don’t look quite as nice as the ones in the link but they tasted great.
  6. Grab an apple on the way out the door
    For some reason if I’m heading somewhere I find it quite easy to eat an apple on the way. Am I just bored by eating fruit and need to be doing something else at the same time?
  7. Make a smoothie
    Yum – I love frozen yoghurt, banana, honey and wheat germ blended up into a delicious smoothie – and at the end of it that’s one more piece of fruit I’ve eaten!
  8. Add fruit on your breakfast
    Again – maybe it’s the distraction but a banana or strawberries on my weet-bix is quite delicious and means I don’t mind skipping the spoon full of sugar.
  9. Mix fruit through some yoghurt
    I managed to find the most delicious passionfruits today so I’m planning to stir one through a bowl of yoghurt tonight. I don’t normally have dessert but it’s the price I have to pay to achieve this mission.
  10. Make a fruit based dessert
    Again – it’s the price I have to pay to achieve this challenge – but I might just have to make a peach melba or berry sorbet to reach my goal by the end of the week. 

Wish me luck and send your tips through to help me achieve my goal!

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