Eat a Little Bit of Sunshine
October 19, 2009 2 Comments
We don't ordinarily think about the sun, water, and nutrients absorbed by a food when we eat it. We usually just eat it. But, a great pineapple can remind us of all the goodness that creates food.
Buy a fresh one, if they are available, or buy some canned pineapple in water. Stay away from pineapple in syrup, it tastes great on its own without any added sugar.
How do you tell if a fresh pineapple is ripe? Just smell it. If it smells sweet, it is ripe. If there is no smell, wait a few days, then smell again.
Canned pineapple is great to have on hand when you run out of fresh fruit. A fun afternoon snack is to make mini pizzas (English muffins, pizza sauce, and cheese) and add some pineapple for the "vegetable" element.
Add pineapple to fruit salad, cottage cheese or yogurt to get your needed vegetable/fruit servings per day.
What is your favorite way to serve pineapple?