Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fruit on the Counter

Here is a simple and effective way to eat more fruit:

Place a bowl or basket on your kitchen counter and fill it with seasonal fresh fruit. Every time you walk in to the kitchen you will have a reminder to enjoy a piece of fruit. I have a box of beautiful clementines on the counter, along with a bowl of bright green limes.

Everyone has been grabbing clementines for snacks or dessert, which means we are eating more fruit, because in The Fat Resistance Diet we recommend eating 9 servings of fruit and vegetables per day. The small sweet clementines are easy to peel and are a favorite with children. High levels of Vitamin C make them a healthy choice.

With the limes on the counter, it encourages me to squeeze lime juice on salads and other dishes such as tuna salad and chili. At the store I look for organic fruit.

And at home, always wash fruit carefully.