Ten easy ways to share fruit this summer

Here at safefood HQ, we’re big fans of fruit and we just can’t get enough of it. The funny thing is, most of the population don’t get enough of it either and on average, most people only eat about two portions of fruit every day. That’s not very fruitful.

Fruit juice does count as one fruit and veg portion a day, but whole fruit is better. So, c’mon everybody – sharing fruit is so easy, especially now the summer’s here. So easy in fact, it’s easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy (sorry!).

Here’s our top ten easy ways to share fruit this summer. And if you like these tips, why not share them with your friends – you can tell them you heard it through the grapevine…

  1. Slice some banana for your morning breakfast cereal before work for a sweet start to your day. And once that’s done, you can make like a banana and split.
  2. Pour everyone in the house a small glass of unsweetened fruit juice. That’s the easy one! The low-hanging fruit of our top ten list.
  3. Chop up some fruit and keep it in a container in your fridge. Easy-to-reach, ready-to-eat. How do you like them apples?
  4. Bring some pre-cut fruit to work which you can have yourself or share with colleagues. Turns a healthy choice into an easy choice. You’ll be the top banana.
  5. It might upset the apple-cart but extra fruit adds a real flavour kick to recipes, like mandarin orange pieces in a summer salad or pineapple on a pizza.
  6. Having fruit for dessert is a delicious change from all those heavy puddings but a bit unfashionable. The time is ripe to bring it back again.
  7. Fruit is the ORIGINAL fast food. Apples, oranges and bananas all travel well and can be eaten on the go. And their packaging is kind to the environment. Win Win.
  8. Want to share more fruit with your kids? Let them choose some in the supermarket. Just keep your eyes peeled for any treats they try to sneak in there.
  9. It might sound all cut and dried but tinned fruit is a really practical way to share more fruit. And being tinned, it won’t go out of date so quickly.
  10. Fruit on the BBQ. Trust us. That might sound like it’s gone all pear-shaped but chopped peaches, pineapple and banana, all wrapped in tinfoil and slow-cooked on your BBQ are awesome.

Disclaimer – some puns may have been harmed in the making of this article.


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