How many of us eat enough fruit? We know it is good for health to eat fruit everyday, but we mostly forget or ignore this. However, one of my new year resolution last year was to eat as much fruit as I can. I can proudly say that I haven’t had a single day without fruit since then. As I am a teacher, I am mostly at school from morning till afternoon (sometimes till evening), so I prepare a fruit box for me every morning and take it to work. What does this box contain? Some fruits I put in my fruit box are apple, tangerine, carrot, kiwi, pear, plum, strawberry, apricot, banana, peach and grape depending on the season. Sometimes I put dried fruits like sun dried apricot and fig, which are my favorite.
You all know the cartoon ‘Popeye’ and his love of spinach. My fruit box is just like his canned spinach! When I feel tired after several classes, I open the box and eat what fruit I have that day and you can imagine what happens next if you know the cartoon.
When I have enough time in the morning, I even prepare a fresh fruit salad to put into my box. It is the easiest and healthiest dessert with the lowest calories.
Mine has no dressing, but you can drizzle a little honey on your fruit salad.
- ½ apple
- ½ quince
- ½ pear
- ½ persimmon
- ½ orange
- 1 kiwi
- ¼ pomegranate
- 2 walnuts
- Chop all fruits except pomegranate in cubes or in the shape you like.
- Put them in layers in two seperate bowls.
- Finally garnish them with pomegranate seeds and walnut.