Sometimes I get down and out at the end of the week when I have fruit left over in my fridge that we just haven’t gotten around to eating throughout the week – even a Dietitian can have rotted fruit in her fridge by weeks end! 🙂
My quick fix if I can catch the fruit in time would be to throw it all in a blender add some yogurt and ice cubes and enjoy a delicious and refreshing smoothie. Another source of fruit I like to have on hand is frozen. For those weeks when you just can’t get to the supermarket or your trying to be a bit more savvy with your money why not opt for a big bag of mixed frozen fruit!
Frozen fruit is just as nutritious as fresh and can be used in a variety of different ways. It’s also an excellent option for breakfast clubs and households in more rural areas as it allows you to always have fruit on hand and enables you to serve up fruit on a regular basis. Here are some ways to incorporate frozen fruits into your breakfast menu:
1. Frozen Berry Smoothies
2. Adding them to Cereal
3. Adding them to a Yogurt Parfait
4. Adding them to whole grain baked muffins
5. Adding them to whole grain pancakes or waffles
Having a variety of frozen fruit on hand during the school year will make increasing those fruit servings with your kids all that more easier!
Kristin Harris is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador.