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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Eating Fresh Fruits Before They Go Bad

I love having fresh fruits in the house for when I want a snack. One of the reasons I love the spring and summer is there never is a shortage of in season fruits to eat. I buy and eat them, however, most of the time my eyes are bigger than my stomach. I just buy too much.

I think I am going to take the good advice that I have heard many places and prepare a number of snack bags and put them in the refrigerator for eating. My daughter is getting to where she could even get them out herself if she is hungry. Like me, she loves fruit. I have actually had to offer her cookies to get her to stop eating fruit because too much messes with that stomach of hers.

I think prepping the fruit will help me eat more of what I buy but what should I do to keep the rest from going bad? I recently read a suggestion that I liked. The person that offered the suggestion, preps the fruits as I am going to attempt to do in the future. Then when she brings home new fruit she takes the fruit that has yet to be eaten and freezes it for smoothies. I have made that suggestion myself with regards to bananas. (Overly Ripe Banana Tip) I find that the fruit in the crisper sets uneaten and then forgotten. If I put it in the freezer every week that would help save a number of fruits from ruin.

What about those grapes? I can't imagine putting grapes in a smoothie, but it might taste just fine. However, you can also eat the grapes frozen. It is a great treat on a hot day.


Karin said...

One of my boys' favorite treats is fruit popsicles. I cut bananas in half, leave slices of melon whole, and push a wooden stick in each. Lay them on a cookie sheet in the freezer, and in just a few hours, you have yummy fruit pops!

Carrie said...


I love your suggestion. I will have to give that a try.