Are you eating fruit the right way?

Eating FruitThere’s not really a “wrong” way when it comes to eating fruit, but there are some more fun ways to eat an orange or an apple!

The piece below is one that I wrote for Eat Drink Better. Normally the articles that I write in that space are more focused on our food system or addressing issues that folks might run into as they adjust to a vegan lifestyle. This article on eating fruit the “right way” was more of just-for-fun situation. It includes a few helpful tips to make eating fruit easier and more fun.

I thought you guys might dig it, so I’m sharing it here, too! You can read the tips below!

Peel a Banana Like a Monkey

This first video on how to peel a banana like a monkey actually did sort of change my eating habits. The way most of us peels bananas is inefficient and can be sort of tricky if you get one that’s a bit underripe.

Eat Your Apples from the Bottom Up

This one kind of blew my mind, and it turns out that it works well for pears as well as apples – I tried it! What I found interesting about this method is that not only does it make eating an apple more satisfying, but it cuts down on the food waste left over at the end, since you’re able to eat more of the fruit.

Unfurl Your Orange

OK, this one doesn’t make eating your orange easier, and it doesn’t reduce food waste. But it is really cool! Would your kid be more into eating an orange if you unrolled it for him like Jewel Pie did?

There's not really a "wrong" way when it comes to eating fruit, but there are some more fun ways to eat an orange or an apple!

Seed a Pomegranate Underwater

Do you love the health benefits of pomegranates but hate how messy it is to get the seeds out of the membranes? This handy underwater seeding method makes it easy to get the seeds out without getting red, messy pomegranate juice all over your kitchen counter.

Have any of you run across cool alternative ways to enjoy your produce? Share your favorite tips in the comments!

Image Credits: Apples photo by Becky Striepe, Peeling an Orange photo via JewelPie.com.

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