Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Healthy Snacking: Fresh Fruits!



This summer I've tried to curb my appetite for sugary sweets like gummi bears and Skittles. Instead, I've opted for delicious fresh fruits. We all need to make a conscious effort to make fruits a part of our daily diets.

The summer is the best season to get your hands on a the freshest fruits available and for a more affordable price. Right now, the fruits in season are: blueberries, blackberries, apples, melons, grapes, nectarines and peaches. Add them to a salad or keep them at work for a healthy snack.

So put down those sugary snacks and head to your local farmer's market or produce store to stock up on fruits that are tasty and good for you!

What are your favorite fruits?

17 comments:

Karen said...

I put blueberries, peaches and bananas in my cereal (one fruit at a time). I also make smoothies as much as I can! They're so yummy.

Blair said...

do yogurt or chocolate covered raisins count? I think so.

kitty vodka said...

all fruit is delicious! and dont forget to bring a reusable bag when going out shopping one one!

@blair.... LOL, i think they do, so do lychee martinis

K-Bear said...

BGG, I just finished a bowl of fruit and it was delicious! I also had a breakfast taco. I hope my fruit still counts! :-)

Nerd Girl said...

I love cherries and grapes!

Rebee said...

I absolutely love strawberries and blueberries. This summer I've also changed my diet to get away from the candy. i've been eating lots of fruit.

antithesis said...

i love cherries, peaches, plums, green grapes, green apple, pineapple, and pears.

dejoi said...

I love pineapple, watermelon, kiwi, and strawberries!

Shawnta` said...

@Karen: I agree; smoothies rock! I'm trying to get more into green smoothies which is just fruit mixed with spinach, kale or other green veggies...still tastes sweet though.

I love fruit...grapefruit, grapes, plums, peaches, pears, pineapple, cantelope, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, etc.. I even like sucking on lemons. Fruit is great. I don't think there's one that I don't like.

Andrea said...

I love pineapple,strawberries,watermelon, cherries & grapes!! Yum:)

Deanna Jackson said...

I've been loading up on blueberries and strawberries because they are full of antioxidants.! Love the mix of your blog!

Happy Blogging!

Anonymous said...

pineapple, strawberries, peaches, grapes, plums, watermelon...im craving some delicious healthiness right now!

Ash Magazine said...

Hey BGG! My favorite fruit are oranges,(its become a great replacement for sour straws/sour patches), as well as grapes and apples.

that guy said...

apples are the best.

Anonymous said...

No has mentioned mangos...but i am from miami so this may be more a tropical fruit...also like pineapples, watermelon and star fruit.

lymariposa said...

I've been eating golden delicious apples all summer long. I love them

mimieyes said...

I'm a fruit so not only do I love fruit but I can eat just about any fruit you put in front of me.
On hot days I take grapes and freeze them to snack on.