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CCAR414 Posts: 66
1/4/12 12:48 A

I put fruit into smoothies or take fruit with me to work with my lunch

LESLIESENIOR SparkPoints: (212,578)
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1/3/12 11:42 P

cut it up and bag it to munch in a hurry at work, dried fruit in cereal and salads, V8 Fusion, lemon and limes in my water, banana before I run.

FRIENDOFBACH SparkPoints: (0)
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1/3/12 11:38 P

I eat fruit with breakfast every day. Later in the day I use it for snacks and occasionally put it in salads.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
1/3/12 11:25 P

drink V 8 splash ..... or make a smoothie with the fruit emoticon

DALEJR_FAN_TINA SparkPoints: (104,037)
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1/3/12 11:18 P

all kinds, and I just eat them

JO88BAKO SparkPoints: (319,343)
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1/3/12 11:09 P

apples, oranges, bananas, grapefruit mostly. It's my go to fast snack food.

CURVESDIVA2000 Posts: 142
1/3/12 11:07 P

i have bananas on hand and blue berries. my kids love strawberry's and oranges.

TAMPATINK67 Posts: 3,800
1/3/12 9:25 P

Strawberries and orange - on an arugula salad

1/3/12 8:20 P

I have three children and eating healthier is easier because of them. When I cook for them I try to have fruits and veges with each meal. I teach them that the food should look like a rainbow and if it does not, then something is missing...For breakfast, I encourage fruit but at lunch and dinner both are offered. I steer clear of fruit juice. The actual fruit is better for you. Try frozen fruit, low fat yogurt in a blender with ice... great treat, low cal, and you will get that fruit too!

HEALTHY14REAL Posts: 2,549
1/3/12 8:15 P

I try to have fruit for a snack at work in the morning. Usually an apple but oranges or bananas are easy too.

KIPPER15 Posts: 10,226
1/3/12 7:58 P

I keep frozen blueberries in my freezer at all times. Work great in oatmeal or cereal. I love bananas, but tend to eat too many. Oranges , apples and tangerines pack well in lunch and are great snacks. emoticon

PAMULDROW2007 Posts: 702
1/3/12 7:41 P

I have glass of orange juice and usually a piece of fruit for my breakfast snack and another piece of fruit as my afternoon snack. My yogurt has fruit in it

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
1/3/12 7:34 P

I pack my lunch which contains one cup of green seedless grapes, one cup of fresh pineapple, and two clementines as well as a bagel and either peanut butter or hummus.

SHAYLA24S SparkPoints: (0)
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1/3/12 7:17 P

I always eat a banana on the way to work because its a good "to-go" food. I also eat frozen blueberries for dessert which is a delicious snack!

AWELLS60 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/3/12 7:13 P

I put some in my oatmeal or4 with my eggs for breakfast and have a fruit salad for lunch. I try to avoid fruit after lunch so that my system can work it off before I check my glucose in the evening.

JENNYBAKER247 Posts: 2,624
1/3/12 5:15 P

I eat three fruits daily. One with or after breakfast, one after lunch and the other after dinner. It feels like a pudding! I LIKE that, lol.

PRIZE4SIZE Posts: 973
1/3/12 5:10 P

fruit or fruit juice in the morning with breakfast....

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 19,381
1/3/12 4:57 P

I often take homemade fruit to work for snack time. Things like applesauce, peaches, and pears and even frozen blueberries. Mix some fruit into your smoothies.

KATHRYN1985 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/3/12 4:49 P

I eat fruit as snacks during the day. Trying to get rid of the starchy snacks and just go for fruits and veggies.

BEASTIE72 SparkPoints: (38,589)
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1/3/12 3:48 P

Fruit yogurt and banana's in my protein shakes.

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,391
1/3/12 3:40 P

I eat fruit any time I feel like it :)

DOLLIE6 Posts: 2,845
1/3/12 3:18 P

I get a frozen banana every morning with my green smoothie. I try to have another piece of some kind of fruit in the evening.

NWLIFESRC Posts: 9,316
1/3/12 3:13 P

in cereal in the morning and a snack

J2740LOU SparkPoints: (322,785)
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1/3/12 1:47 P

I have fruit every morning with breakfast: 1/2 banana, raisins, orange juice.
I have an apple with my lunch or as a snack.
Sometimes I'll have 1 or 2 prunes as a snack.
With pork I always serve 1/2 c. applesauce.

SABLENESS Posts: 7,297
1/3/12 1:34 P

Track, track, track. The following are some of my favorite ways to sneak in more veggies.

celery with almond butter
small apple, sectioned, with skin
5 baby carrots
grape tomatoes
cuke slices
small banana or half a large one

Add a cup of frozen mixed veggies to any canned soup
Have hummus with raw broccoli, cauliflower, and anything that needs a little help
Put nut butter on fruit for extra protein
Add dried fruit to cereal, measured/weighed, of course

WHENDERFUL Posts: 1,058
1/3/12 1:25 P

Start the day with bananas or raisins in my cereal or oatmeal and almost every night have a bowl of frozen strawberries emoticon

CAROLJ94941 Posts: 2,798
1/3/12 12:56 P

I rely on apples for breakfast and frozen fruit for dinner dessert

SPOORK Posts: 1,193
1/3/12 12:44 P

I always eat some fruit for breakfast, lunch, and an after work/before dinner snack. My favorites are apples, pomegranate, pineapple, strawberries, mangoes, oranges, tangerines, and grapes. I almost always eat fresh fruit as is, but I do occasionally make smoothies. Maybe try adding a small smoothie to your breakfast or having it as a snack.

Edited by: SPOORK at: 1/3/2012 (12:45)
DOROTHYLEE61 SparkPoints: (153)
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1/3/12 12:40 P


SGTHAGGARD SparkPoints: (0)
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1/3/12 12:39 P

I put a variety of fruit on my shopping list and make sure that it is ready to eat (washed, cut, packaged in 1 cup containers). I'm eating a cup of cantaloupe cubes (56 calories, 2 servings of fruit) while I'm posting.

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1/3/12 12:10 P


1/3/12 12:10 P

With meals and snacks....every two hours.

BCOUCH8 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/3/12 12:07 P

You actually need 7-14 servings of fruit and veggies a day so go ahead and eat more

Edited by: BCOUCH8 at: 1/3/2012 (13:39)
LADYJEXIE_2 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/3/12 8:05 A

... I've never had a problem getting in three or four servings of fruit.

I have a banana and raisins in my cereal.
For snacks:
mandarin orange in plain yogurt, grapes, granny smith apple, strawberries, pear.

My problem is - restraining myself from having six servings of fruit.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (586,610)
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1/3/12 12:39 A

I eat once piece of fruit mid-morning and one mid-afternoon.

BCOUCH8 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/3/12 12:12 A

First of all I take my Juice Plus I am covered if I can't squeeze it in..but I also put a banana in my protein drink for breakfast and try and bring an apple or orange with me for a snack during the day.

10WORLDRECORDS SparkPoints: (0)
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1/2/12 10:53 P

Thats easy, twice a day I have my Dymatize protein drink as a snack between meals, since my ISO-100 is 100% protein, I eat a banana with it in the mid morning snack, and an apple or Kiwi for my afternoon snack, that allows me to get two servings of fruit a day, and satisfies my carb requirement for my snack.

HIP-MOM Posts: 1,744
1/2/12 10:44 P

being hypothyroid, I shouldn't have more than 15 grams of fructose daily, so I usually have one piece of fruit in the morning either in a smoothie/shake or just eat it whole. Most of the time, I have a banana. it's tough in the summer months when fresh fruit is plentiful because I love fresh peaches, pears, cherries and melon.

MOONCHILD17 Posts: 3,058
1/2/12 10:13 P

I have grapefruit or orange juice for breakfast, & fruit on my cereal. Mid-morning snack is usually a piece of fruit. Often my "dessert" for dinner is a cup of strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries - what ever is on sale.

ZONATIRAK SparkPoints: (0)
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1/2/12 10:10 P

I have found not buying too much of any 1 friut helps. That way you don't get tired of 1 thing and lose interest in eating it. Mix it up, buy a couple apples, oranges, pears, bananas and berries if possible. Then switch up what you eat everyday. Dried fruits make a lovely addition to salads. Good luck!!

RUTHDEN1 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/2/12 10:09 P

I always have fruit with my breakfast. I usually have another one as a snack with my greek yogurt. I try to add in my dinner menu at least twice a week, like apples with pork chops or pineapples with cottage cheese. Hope this helps. Good luck.

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/2/12 9:58 P

We women need max 4 a day..

1 to breakfast
1 to lunch
and I opt for 2 to a bedtime dessert as the body is fasting 8 hours

It ain't good to use smoothies all the time- fruit, vegetable and bread carbs are needed through out the day to keep blood sugar stable- downing them all at once is over kill.. If I eat more than 2 peices in the evening- I never burn the carbs off I actually gain weight as am simply not doing the exercise to burn those natural simple carbs off no matter if the tracker says I need the food..

Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 1/2/2012 (22:00)
MONKEYJO3 Posts: 961
1/2/12 8:17 P

I love fruit!! Right now I've been eating a huge ruby grapefruit almost everyday. Also I also like dehydrated mango and strawberries without anything added to it, it's good and easy to bring to work or school. The clemetine mandarins are delicious right now. Good luck! I understand your trouble...I have the same problem adding veggies into my diet :)

1/2/12 8:02 P

Every morning in a smoothie. I sometimes use frozen fruit, but there are plenty of pineapples, apples, oranges too.

1/2/12 7:20 P

Fruit is about what's seasonal for me. Peaches, nectarines, and berries in the spring and summertime, apples and pears in the fall, and lately I'm buying those big cartons of seedless clementines. Whenever I feel a little hungry between meals, I'll grab a piece of fruit to snack on. I pack at least two pieces of fruit to bring to work - one for my morning snack, and one to eat along with my lunch. I'll also have one or two over the course of the evening. Additionally, I use one whole banana in my morning protein smoothie.

Really, for me, fruit is one of the easiest things to fit in!

CARLARCO Posts: 5,825
1/2/12 7:16 P

I snack on it

MEOWMEEEOW SparkPoints: (49,968)
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1/2/12 7:00 P

This week I made fruit salad (3 Asian pears, 3 mini-oranges, 1 apple, 1 banana & a little fat free Cool Whip). It only took a few minutes, and now I have fast fruit for snacks and side dishes.

MEMEME75 Posts: 658
1/2/12 6:54 P

Fresh fruit mixed in my yogurt for breakfast.

LISAWMI SparkPoints: (50,169)
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1/2/12 6:38 P

Is it because you don't like fruit? An apple and a string cheese stick is my favorite morning snack! Whole apples are much more satisfying than applesauce! How about some fruit in your cereal? Sliced strawberries, banana, berries are all good in cereal.

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
1/2/12 5:24 P


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