It's a new year! Time to get to work on those New Year's resolutions that you made last week. If eating healthier was one of your resolutions, then try to incorporate more fresh fruit into your daily meals. Fruit supplies your body with essential vitamins, antioxidants, potassium and fiber, naturally! Add fresh fruit to your breakfast over cereal, oatmeal, in pancakes, or muffins. No time for breakfast? Just grab a piece or two and get going!
Fresh fruit fills you, slows the absorption of fructose,and shields you against over eating. The fiber in fresh fruit helps helps to maintain the healthy flora in your colon to guard against intestinal diseases. Fruit also stabilizes blood sugar to reduce those late morning sugar cravings and crashes from skipping breakfast. For lunch, fruit is a natural alternative to sweets. Add it to salads, or on the side, fruit provides sweetness, natural fiber, vitamins and nutrients instead of empty calories.
Dinner time affords you more time to creatively incorporate fruit into your meal plan. Grill sliced apples or pears along with chicken or lean pork glazed with barbecue sauce. Serve with a side of rice, orzo or stuffing ( add raisins if you like with the stuffing for added taste) Slice up any fruit and toss it with healthy greens and balsamic vinegar. Looking for a quick snack? Low fat yogurt, nuts and fruit or rice cakes with peanut butter, cream cheese or hazelnut spread ( Nutella) and topped with sliced fruit offer you satisfying crunch, fiber, protein and delicious sweetness!
Leigh's Fresh & Flavorful Fruit Gift Shoppe has fifteen fruit gifts to suit your tastes and budget. Start your new year with renewed health, and send one to family members or friends today.Fruit gifts are perfect for family gifts, those with special diets, or anyone trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Any occasion is perfect for eating healthy!
Happy New Year!
Leigh S., owner of Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets