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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?