How To Prevent A Cut Apple From Browning In Your Lunch

21 Jan

Sometimes it’s the simple ideas that bring me happiness. This one did! To prevent a cut apple from browning in your kid’s lunch box, secure a rubber band around it. I wish I had thought of this, but I found it after stumbling upon the Bragg Blog (Bragg Live Food Products include a delicious Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar). I actually like the idea for myself too, since I prefer to cut up an apple rather than biting into a whole one, especially at my desk at the office.

You surely know the trite expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, and it’s a good reminder that most of us are not eating enough fruit and vegetables each day.

The new USDA Guidelines suggest you fill half your plate with fruit and vegetables–here is a link with some guidelines and nutrition data: www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov. I’d try going lighter on the fruit and eat more vegetables, since some fruits are quite high in sugar…mangoes, bananas, oranges, for example. On a side note, I read recently that the average American eats 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. Just imagine what a pile of that looks like!

Do you remember the Seinfeld TV show episode with Elaine who wants a “BIG” salad? That’s the kind of salad I like, that really satisfies my cravings for raw vegetables, and makes me feel super healthy with no remorse after eating a meal. You’ve probably heard of the “Meatless Mondays” campaign. What do think about “Salad Saturdays” or “Salad Sundays” where you fix a BIG salad for dinner instead of a eating heavy meal? Uh oh, I’m off on a tangent but I’d love to hear your ideas of what you’re doing to eat more fruits or vegetables!

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4 Responses to “How To Prevent A Cut Apple From Browning In Your Lunch”

  1. Monique January 21, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    I add a big handful of kale, spinach, chard, 1/2 yam and berries to my morning smoothy—great way to start the day.

    • Kim January 21, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

      I’ve got to start adding greens to mine too. Maybe if I wash them ahead of time I’ll stop being lazy and add them. Thanks for reminding me!

  2. Dene Rosemeyer January 21, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Those are great ideas Kim. Although we are having lots of vegetables in Hawaii, we are also eating lots of fruit….Papaya, Pineapple, etc. What a wonderful treat. Thanks for the information and we’ll definately go with those guidelines.

    • Kim January 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

      I’m very jealous! Sounds like you’re having a great time. Hope to see some pictures after you’re back 🙂

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