Get Your Family Excited About Fruit

I’m not all that creative when it comes to fruit. I’m a wash, cut and eat kind of guy.

Below are three tips I've learned from my experience of adding more fruit to my meals.

  1. Buy your fruit like you buy your meat – Invest in the best. You don’t shop for beef that’s turning grey or a day away from expiration. Try picking the most expensive apple variety next time you shop. Honeycrisp apples revolutionized my attitude towards a fruit that for three decades I thought was a bit unexciting.
  2. Purchase enough for one week – I chronically under-purchase fruit. I grab a vivid bunch of bananas and a trio of apples for the fruit bowl and feel like I’ve paid my obligation to the fruit isle. However, if I do the math, I’ve purchased enough fruit for each family member to have exactly one banana and a half of a slice of apple for the week. Next time you shop try this formula. (Buy two pieces of fruit per family member X the number of days you’re shopping for). Believe me, your cart will stand out when you get to the cash register.
  3. Build a shrine – Display the fruit out on the counter or at the front of the fridge so it is accessible. Or buy a fruit stand and make it easy to grab at a moment's notice.

What fruit have you found to be worth the premium?


Dan Braun

Dan Braun is General Manager at Full Plate Living who isn’t ashamed to admit he takes great pleasure in tricking his kids into eating healthier. In his free time Dan enjoys mountain biking and dunking on the 7 ft rim with his family.

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