Not only are we saying “hello” to summer this month, but we are also welcoming hot, sunny days filled with time for friends, laughter, fresh fruit, and adventures. I love filling my free time during school’s summer recess with lots of baking, reading about nutrition, and blogging!
During my reading this week, I came across a study done by the Food & Brand Lab at Cornell University which concluded that people, especially kids, reach for sliced or bite-sized fruit more than whole fruit.
I certainly know this concept to be true for me, so I often pre-cut fruit to place in my fridge and munch on easily throughout the week. I stock up on grapes and berries and kumquats then cut up watermelon and cantaloupe and store it at eye-level in my fridge, so fresh fruit is the first thing I see when I swing open the refrigerator to search for snacking options.
I have included in this post photos of my favorite ways to enjoy fruit, the most refreshing and healthy snack for hot summer days! Scroll down to see 🙂
Farmers’ markets are the perfect place to purchase the freshest organic berries!
How awesome is this organic yellow watermelon I found at my local farmers’ market last summer?!
Kumquats are easy to pop in your mouth for a sweet and sour snack!
Making a pretty picture with your fruit makes it more enjoyable to devour! The “sand” is coconut sugar.
Tangerines + kiwis + blackberries=yum!
Sliced veggies are also better than whole veggies. Chop up veggies for simple snacking along with your sliced fruit! Dip veggies in hummus (a homemade recipe coming soon!) for a midday snack!