Easy Ways to Eat More Fruit

An apple a day is not the only way to get your fruit. Try some of these creative and tasty ideas:

  • Side salads don't have to be made just from veggies - try adding sliced pear, apple chunks, grapes, mango pieces, strawberries, dried cranberries or blueberries
  • Add a few handfuls of berries (fresh or frozen) into pancake batter
  • Keep a bowl of fresh fruit on your kitchen counter or dining table
  • For a fruit salad with a difference, add some exotic fruits such as papaya, mango, star fruit, and guava
  • Thread fruit chunks on skewers and grill on the barbecue or eat fresh for dessert
  • Stuff apples with dates, dried apricots and walnuts and bake in the oven for a tasty dessert
  • Choose dried fruit for a handy on-the-go snack
  • Freeze grapes, mango chunks and banana pieces for a sweet treat
  • Make an energizing drink by blending apple, ginger, carrot and orange
  • Add grapes, strawberries, dried fruit, or sliced pear and apple to a cheese platter
  • Freeze lemon slices or berries in ice cubes and add to drinks
  • Dip apple slices, strawberries, grapes, and fresh pineapple in a chocolate fondue
  • Use up overripe bananas to bake a banana loaf or muffins - add some raisins for extra sweetness
  • Stew apples or pears and serve on breakfast cereal, or serve with low-fat yogurt and sprinkled with low-fat granola for dessert