I use frozen fruits a lot for smoothies and either reduce the ice or skip it, be sure to get fruit that doesn't have sugar added. I like frozen mangoes and/or peaches with a little yogurt and/or just milk, add a little nutmeg or cinnamon, vanilla and sweetener of choice blend it smooth. maybe since you like oranges do a mix up half orange half something else...
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24 10/16/12 4:57 P
thanks there are lots of really great ideas! I just may have to be a little more adventurous and try some new things!! and yes indeed i love all veggies no matter what kind or how they are cooked
A lot of fruits lend themselves to being cooked with meat - think apricot with chicken and fish. (dried baking apricots best for flavour)
Dark red plums are great in turkey or duck - use the pan brownings and the pureed fruit with some vege liquid and make a sauce out of it.
Apples and bananas particularly are good in curries
Apples, Prunes, figs, and pineapple are really good in pork casseroles (individually).
Citrus is great in chicken and in salads, and lemon or lime in fish dishes.
Some fruits like banana, grapes and blueberries are great eaten frozen - a whole different texture in the mouth. They can also be blended - just fruit - while frozen and eaten like an ice-cream.
I LOVE my fruit and veges and always have - in fact, initially the only way I could drop calories WAS to drop some fruit. I was eating 10-12 serves of fruit alone in a day.
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 10/16/2012 (16:40)
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108 10/16/12 3:46 P
I agree with the others to try something new, you just might find another fruit you like. I love (and I mean LOVE) mandarin oranges, I could eat a 5 lb bag in a day if I let myself. To be honest before I started on SparkPeople when they were in season I did that a couple times, good thing Sam's had them at a decent price but I had to explain my "addiction" to them to a couple of the people I know there (there were like, didn't you buy a bag of these yesterday? LOL). At first I had to overcome the pricing of some of my favorite fruits but decided that I am worth the extra expense. I also love blueberries, I buy and eat them frozen. Veggies for me are a different story, I'm working on adding to my list of what I like. I'm enjoying sweet potatoes (micro baked) right now and want to try making my own micro baked sweet and regular potato chips that I saw on SparkRecipes.
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That's a good idea, to get more veggies. I've been trying new things as well: We had chard for dinner the other day--haven't had that in ages--and spaghetti squash a few weeks ago. I also tried a vegan recipe that's AWESOME--there's gotta be a serving or two of veggies in that. Try something new!
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10/16/12 2:58 P
If you're not a fan of fruits, then why not eat more servings of veggies ? I love eating strawberries, but they aren't always in season and they can be expensive out of season. So, I try to eat fruits/veggies that are in season. Do you like squash ? squash and sweet potatoes aren't just for Thanksgiving and they are both loaded with lots of vitamins and nutrients, just like your fruits.
You could try smoothies too. the spark recipes section has a good selection of fruit smoothie recipes you could try. You can use frozen berries. Trader Joe's has them at good prices.
Have you tried other types of fruit ? Try going to an Asian market some time. You'll find things like lychees, persimmons, Asian pears, mandarian oranges, etc... You may like something you've never tried before. And if you don't feel like being adventurous, you could always eat extra servings of fruits you do like.
Blending, not juicing. Juicing strips out the fibre and leaves it behind as pulp. Blending mixes it all in together.
Yes, blending up fruits is a great way to get some in if you don't like the texture! How about dried fruit? Dried fruit can have a very different texture to fresh. Eg banana chips are crunchy and like eating potato chips! Just be careful of dried - it's way easy to over-eat because you don't feel like you've eaten a whole banana with just a few chips, but you have.
Also you can stew them up or even chop up and add to salads.
There's heaps of ways to use fruit other than "grab and eat". :)
10/16/12 2:26 P
Have you tried juicing? The high-powered juicers break down the fibery bits and make everything a liquid texture, if that's not a problem. You might be able to tolerate other fruits by juicing them also.
You can make applesauce & "pear" sauce also. It would help to know what about the texture bothers you.
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24 10/16/12 1:20 P
I am not a fan of fruits...its the texture or something. I only like apples pears any kind of melon and navel oranges. Is there any neat ways to use the fruits i do like but in a different way then just eating them in there as is form?
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