I have had a pineapple sitting on my shelf for the last few weeks waiting for it to feel ripe enough to eat, I also purchased a bunch of fruit at the grocery store last night, including cantaloupe, navel oranges, grapefruit, and blackberries. Another recent purchase of mine was a set of two gigantic Tupperware storage bowls that holds a lot of food... A LOT. I decided my fresh fruit and gigantic Tupperware was just what I needed to get myself consistently eating a variety of fresh fruit in the morning.
Fresh Fruit for the Week:
|Here is my breakfast this morning, already half eaten :)|
- 1 pineapple
- 1 cantaloupe
- 1 grapefruit
- 2 navel oranges
- 3 bananas
- 4 small apples
- 1 box blackberries
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Peel, cut, core, etc. all fruit and place into a large bowl.
- Pour the juiced lemon over the fruit and toss to coat.
- Store in an airtight container and eat over the week.
Now, let's break down the servings of all of these fruits.
- 1 pineappe ~ 4 servings
- 1 cantaloupe ~ 6 servings
- 1 grapefruit ~ 2 servings
- 2 navel oranges ~2 servings
- 3 bananas ~3 servings
- 4 small apples ~2 servings
- 1 box blackberries ~ 1 serving
Total servings in my fruit bowl: 20
I'm guessing that it will take me about 4 days to go through the whole bowl, so that equates out to be 5 servings of fruit fruit per day... SCORE! Prepping the whole bowl took me about 30 minutes from start to cleanup, so that takes away time that I would have spent trying to cut fruit in the mornings.
On another subject, one of my best girlfriends is getting married this summer and I am one of her bridesmaids. She was nice enough to let us pick out different dresses as long as they were all the same color. This is the dress I ordered earlier this week for the wedding:
Her color is a gorgeous deep plum purple, and her accent color is silver. Now all I have to do is to be on the lookout for some sparkly, but comfortable silver heels. I'm so excited for the summer to come!
In the meantime, Kevin and I will be hitting the gym like crazy, preparing for our cruise in May to the Caribbean. We had a bit of a gym slump this week because it snowed and/or was icy on the roads, especially in the evening, so we opted to stay in a few nights. I'm hoping to get back to work tonight and try out a Zumba Party class with the bride-to-be mentioned above. It should be a fun time. To encourage us, I sent this picture to Kevin:
Have a great weekend... and eat your fruit!