Who doesn’t love fruit? It is a great addition to any party, is easy to whip up and is perfect for dessert (especially in the summer!). Did you know in China they serve a huge platter of the most amazing fruit after each meal? That was my favorite part!
FRUIT CONTAINS SUGARS AND CARBS
Yes, Fruit yes has carbs but they are natural carbs/sugars and way healthier than eating a snickers bar. Fruit is low fat and packed with potassium Vitamin C, fiber and folic acid! Now, lets get this straight. I am not saying go and eat 10# of fruit a day, but eating fruit is good for your health and digestion. Everything in moderation people!
WHAT FRUIT SHOULD I EAT
Again, I like most fruit and will eat all of it in moderation. For an afternoon snack I like to eat whatever fruit I have on hand with string cheese. Its the perfect afternoon snack to get me through the hump until dinner. That being said, not all fruits are created equal. Click here to view of list of some low carb fruits. Berries tend to be the lowest in carbs and dried fruit the highest. Try to avoid eating dried fruit. During the drying process all of the nutrients are condensed, increasing nutrient, calorie, and sugar content. Since dried fruit loses water, it is smaller and you tend to eat more than you would fresh fruit.
MY FRUIT PLATTER
I used pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, grapes and bananas on my most recent fruit platter but you can use any fruit that you want that is in season. The bigger the fruit, the easier it is to put on a tray unless you have little bowls to put berries in. I was taking my platter into an office so blueberries and raspberries weren’t a great idea (they would be rolling all over the place in transit!).
HEALTHY, REFRESHING TREAT
At the end of the day, fresh fruit is a healthy and refreshing treat. It is much healthier than anything you will find in a vending machine or in the break room. So cut up some fresh fruit and dig in!!
- 14 oz seedless grapes
- 12 oz watermelon, cubed
- 10 oz strawberries
- 10 oz pineapple, cubed
- 3 small bananas
cut watermelon and pineapple (click here for how to cut & core a pineapple) and put in tupperware containers.
arrange fruit on a platter. you can also serve with vanilla yogurt or any fruit that is in season! Enjoy!