Eating Fresh with Del Monte Fresh Produce

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I love to serve a fresh fruit platter or fruit salad at dessert. It’s like fruits are the candy that God invented. That must be why it’s so much easier to get kids to eat fruit as opposed to vegetables.

Some of our favorite dishes with fresh fruit:

Fruit is so good. It could almost replace chocolate.


Del Monte Fresh Produce

Del Monte Fresh Produce is currently holding its second annual Teacher Monday: Cash for ClassroomsΒ contest which awards teachers across North America with cash and fresh fruit. The program is designed to help support teachers and to help educate kids about eating healthy.

Teachers can enter the competition by applying online and writing a short essay explaining how they incorporate healthy eating into their lesson plans. Every Monday fans can vote for their favorite teacher. Winners will receive “cash for classrooms” as well as free fruit to share with their students. Now, that’s pretty sweet. Give an apple to a teacher?

Head here for more details, to enter, and to vote.

Win some fresh fruit this weekend!

This weekend Del Monte Fresh Produce is offering up a bundle of cash coupons for fresh fruit to LifeasMOM readers.

Four winners will each receive $25 in fresh fruit coupons, good for any purchase of Del Monte Fresh Produce.

To Enter:

Tell us your favorite fruit and how you serve it.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 8 pm PST. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners:Β lildebbie77@, kmorganbelieves@, tbrown@, susanmcunningham@

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  1. I love blackberries, but only in homemade jam. I love bananas for their convenience (already comes in a wrapper! don’t have to avoid seeds!). And LOVE warm homemade applesauce!

  2. I love to serve pineapple. We just chunk it up and put it in a bowl.

  3. We’ve been enjoying all the melons this summer – cut into big chunks, with juice dripping down our chins.

  4. I love fresh pineapple–just cut up and eat!

  5. I think my favorite fruit depends on the day. Lately, I’ve been loving gala apples.

  6. Kim Stachowiak says:

    Love just about every fruit, but we especially love a fresh juicy watermelon. With just myself and 2 young kids, we could probably eat about half of one in one sitting!

  7. That would be strawberries – and there’s nothing like eating them right while you’re picking! No utensils needed!

  8. I love raspberries warm from the bush–just on their own. πŸ™‚

  9. Susan Cunningham says:

    I love fresh pineapple too!! We eat it in chunks, rings, however we can get it! Gotta invest in one of those cool pineapple peeler-thingies! Tried a friend’s out and it is AWESOME!

  10. My favorite fruit is pineapple and I like to serve it in bite sized chunks or grilled.

  11. Amanda Johnson says:

    Grapes are my favorite. My kids love to eat them frozen.

  12. depends on the season-right now we are eating all the watermelon we can as it’s just about done here…we serve it straight up!

  13. My favorite is peaches. I usually just cut up and serve, but I do love peach pie and cobbler.

  14. I have to pick one? I guess blueberries are my favorite. Just love to eat them out of the package or put them into my pancakes.

  15. danie smith says:

    Gravenstein apples, whole or sliced.

  16. Watermelon is our favorite! I cut it up into bite-size chunks and store it in a bowl in the fridge so it’s easy grab for a snack. Yum!!

  17. I love fresh pineapple. We usually just slice it up and serve it in a bowl. It’s delicious with some greek yogurt or cream cheese fruit dip. Smoothies are awesome too!

  18. We weekly have smoothies and add in whatever fresh fruit we have. The kids consider it a treat to get fruit at meal time or for a snack. And any kind of fruit crisp is SO yummy.

  19. My favorite fruit changes with the season….right now with the sudden onset of fall where I live it’s wine-poached pears. Mmmmmmm.

  20. I am sorry to say that I have never met a fruit I didn’t like! My favorite way to serve fruit is a big platter full of what ever fresh, colorful, sweet, juicy goodness I can find. My family just LOVES it!

  21. Right now my favorite is cherries, both canned and in sorbet because fresh cherries are out of season. Peaches are delicious right now too!

  22. Strawberries are my favorite fresh fruit with peaches in close second. Fresh pies are a delicious way to serve them.

  23. Grapes – the perfect snack. Sweet or slightly tart. Grab a handful and go.

  24. It depends on the time of year. During the summer, watermelon chunked in a bowl. Yum! During the winter, we love anything apple-cinnamon-y. πŸ™‚

  25. Apples….nice and cold out of the fridge and then peeled and sliced.

  26. homemade applesauce, fresh grapes, pears, bananas and peaches

  27. Blueberries are my favorite. i eat them fresh, frozen, in muffins, breakfast treats, desserts… the list goes on. Can’t get enough of ’em.

  28. Pineapple…either fresh or grilled with a honey drizzle.

  29. Pineapple! Or watermelon…or a big bowl of both put together! πŸ˜€

  30. Grilled peaches!

  31. I am lucky that my boys will eat anything but they do some damage with fruit – right now it would be rasberries and they eat bananas and grapes for a bedtime snack and breakfast – we serve them fruit rather than junk and they never ask for anything else

  32. Strawberries and peaches, here! Straight up fresh!

  33. Strawberries are my favorite, and I eat them plain. Or, if I want to be decadent, I dip them in chocolate.

  34. I love nectarines! This season where I live on the North Shore of Lake Superior is so short that we eat them every day for as long as they are good! I serve them in fruit salad or just cut into pieces by them selves. Certainly a dessert created especially for me by my Lord!

  35. I love sliced strawberries! They are perfect as is, but sometimes I serve them with blueberries and grapes to make an easy “salad” and the kids gobble it up.

  36. Charity Shapiro says:

    We love fresh strawberries and pineapple and put them in smoothies.

  37. I love ripe, juicy peaches. Unfortunately I only get them for a short time!

  38. We eat all our fruit fresh, out of hand. So that’s our favorite way!

  39. Love fresh fruit just raw, sometimes cut up!

  40. Strawberries! You name it if it has strawberries in it I probably like it!

  41. I love bananas and apples! Apples with peanut butter to get the little kick of protein!

  42. sue chibana says:

    I love all kind of fruit. I love to eat raw and simple. I do not like to add any sugar, syrup or anything to the fresh fruits.

  43. I love frozen blueberries in oatmeal.

  44. My favorite fruit combo is banana with nutella… its also good as a frozen treat!

  45. AllieZirkle says:

    Blackberries raspberries blueberries melons Yum!

  46. Berries! I love to make parfaits for guests – homemade granola, yogurt and fresh berries. Yum!

  47. Whatever fruit is in season is usually my favorite. But topping the list are things like blueberries and raspberries that just have to be washed to be ready to enjoy – and are so yummy “as is”.

  48. I love fresh fruit. Period. I don’t think there’s a fruit I DON’T like. Perhaps my favorite way to serve fruit is a fruit salad with mixed berries, apple, banana, pineapple, celebrating all the different tastes/textures. Yum!!!!!!

  49. Our family’s favorite is bananas. I have a 3 year old so they’re perfect for her — no mess, easy to hold and portable.

  50. We love strawberries, with whipped cream & sometimes shortcake πŸ™‚

  51. A nice ripe mango peeled and sliced!

  52. Hope Mitchner says:

    My favorite fruit is strawberry and I love them in any way from just out of the patch to made into jellies, cakes, pies, etc.

  53. Tracey Bridges says:

    We love strawberries. I usually make a fruit dip out of marshmellow creme and cream cheese to go along with the strawberries. Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. We love just about all fruit. My favorite is blueberries – fresh, frozen, baked into something – and my 2-year-old’s favorite is apples – he will gnaw one down to the core.

  55. Bananas are the favorite in our house, just right out of the peel.

  56. Apples in sauce, pies, cobblers, and crumbles!

  57. Stawberries mixed with blueberries.

  58. Apples…my whole family loves simply sliced apples.

  59. Mangoes are my favorite! With my parents being from Mexico, we grew up eating them. We eat them sliced into 3 sections, cross-hatching the sides and turning them inside out. The “pit piece” has to be eaten straight with your hands, ending up with juice all over your face! Ahhh…!

  60. Depends on the time of year! We love strawberries & in the spring my boys will eat gallon buckets of them plain, in addition to me making jam, strawberry pie, strawberry muffins, etc. In the fall we get apples from the local orchard & I bake them, make pies & dumplings, cook them & of course eat them plain!

  61. All Summer fruit, but especially blueberries, rasberries, nectarines, and white peaches. I like to eat them just as they are.

  62. I love strawberries. We just wash them and serve with white sugar to dip.

  63. Wow,,,,there are So many!

    We sure like “nanners” in our family, esp ’cause even the wee ones can enjoy them all by themselves. πŸ™‚

  64. My favorite fruit is raspberries. Straight of the bush or out of the package. I’m lucky if I manage to wash them.

  65. I love blueberries straight off the bush, or in a bowl with plain yogurt or with almond milk. Yum!

  66. Suzanne Ruckman says:

    We love all fresh fruit, but we especially enjoy strawberries and pineapple cut up raw.

  67. My family devours fruit! I may slice and place on a plate or in a bowl as a fruit salad. Sometimes plain or dipped in yogurt. Other times I wash, dry and either put in a fruit bowl or in the fridge and we just eat as we please. Freezing chunks w puree is becoming a big deal here too. Nothing compares to fresh fruit, nothing!

  68. Carole Peiper says:

    Our favorite fruits around here are apples, grapes, and bananas. Our favorite way to serve them is just as they are.

  69. Stephanie H. says:

    Bananas! Cut them into chunks and freeze for an hour or two. Whiz them up in a food processor and it makes awesome banana ice cream!

  70. SapperAngel says:

    We do just about every fruit, in smoothies and jams but my sons very favorite is pineapple in cubes.. he likes every part of it, its texture and its taste.

  71. I love all fresh fruits! But if I had to choose one it would be raspberries, no, pineapple….wait, passion fruit…blackberries…melon. This is such a hard choice! I guess I’ll stick with the raspberries with pineapple a very close second. πŸ™‚

  72. Pineapple is my favorite. I like it slightly chilled, but I won’t turn away from chocolate covered either πŸ™‚

  73. I really enjoy a juicy, sweet peach – with still a little bit of firmness to the fruit instead of being really soft and mushy. My current favorite way to eat it is chopped with vanilla yogurt and homemade granola. This week, we even layered this in clear sundae glasses with a small topping of whipped cream. The kids loved it! And, the two who didn’t? I dumped theirs into the blender with a little fruit juice and a few frozen strawberries and they ate it that way *unknown to them*. πŸ™‚

  74. My favorite fruit to ear without any additions is watermelon. My favorite fruit to use in dishes is blueberries. I love to make waffles and such with fresh blueberries.

  75. Raspberries are my fav – they remind me of my grandfather who used to grow them! I love them w/ chocolate, in salads, or just on their own (assuming I can get them before the kids polish them off!)

  76. We are huge raspberry fans at our house. We just eat them fresh from the cane if we can.

  77. Our favorite fruit is strawberries. We add them to cereal, use them in smoothies, and eat them fresh with a small amount of whipped topping.

  78. We love bananas and love to make banana cream pie!

  79. Strawberries or fresh pineapple–the pineapple can be grilled or fresh, it’s wonderful either way!

  80. I love strawberries, I make smoothies with them, eat them with yogurt or in the summer plain just after picking them is the best!

  81. We are enjoying fresh from the orchard peaches right now in North Carolina & I LOVE them! <3

  82. Hilary Richards says:

    It is peach season, and I love peaches. My favorite way to eat it, is sliced for breakfast. But of course during peach season I also love peach pie, peach crisp, etc.

  83. I love fresh fruit, and I serve it lots of ways. My current favorite is chopped up and layered with yogurt and granola in a fruit parfait – yum!

  84. i love pretty much any kind of fruit, but nothing beats a sliced granny smith apple with pb!

  85. I love ALL fruit! Pineapple, apple, berries, bananas, melon! Yum!! Wash, slice, and serve. My kids eat it up. Thanks for the opportunity!

  86. Mmmmm… fresh pineapple, either as-is, or straight off the grill. Nothing better!

  87. My favorite fruit are the tropical ones- fresh mango, pineapple and papaya love to serve it to our family all together reminds me of island vacations:)

  88. I love fresh strawberries and kiwi sliced and mixed up together in a bowl. YUM!

  89. Peaches – sliced and without the skins!

  90. Nectarines are my personal favorite, I eat them just the way God made them. My kiddos discovered honeydew this summer so that has become one of our regular side dishes lately. I use my Pampered Chef scoop to make melon balls…it is *so* much faster than cutting it up!

  91. I love fruit, but for my kids their top choice would be strawberries. At 4, 3, and 1 they already know that I won’t buy it unless it’s in season, though, so strawberries are a May-July treat at our house.

  92. I love to use fresh fruit for smoothies, as well as “fruit pizza”.

  93. I love mango, bananas, and strawberries served any way, but especially in a fruit smoothie or in a fresh fruit salad…

  94. We love grapes, especially frozen ones!

  95. My favorite fruit is a peach in season. Nothing better. Doesn’t need anything to serve it with. Just slice and eat. Yummo!

  96. sliced peaches with sugar!

  97. Oh goodness. I guess either pears or grapes because they’re both not something we get very often.

  98. I love a lot of them, but perhaps blueberries the best

  99. Such a hard question! There are so many that I love! Strawberries would probably be my most favorite and we like them served plain or with a little whipped cream on top!

  100. Granny Smith apples-just plain and yummy.

  101. grapes and watermelon! Love to keep them ready to eat in the refrigerator!

  102. Seedless Watermelons and they have been so plentiful and sweet this year. Yumo!

  103. If I’m feeling especially chef-ish, I saute banana slices in butter to caramelize them. Yum!

  104. Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, served with whipped cream. πŸ™‚

  105. Love Peaches with cream. Thanks for the giveaway.

  106. Vicki Matacchiera says:

    Watermelon – seedless & cut into chunks. Great summer food.

  107. Bananas and apples top the list at our home especially since the summer fruits are winding down. I am ready to made some homemade applesauce as the fall apples come in.

  108. fresh pineapple, just cut up and serve!
    or crispy red grapes, yum : )

  109. Mixed fruit salad tossed with a little lime juice and drizzled with honey! πŸ™‚

  110. gabrielle ahearn says:

    I wash & cut the fruit and put it directly on my children’s plate & I sample as I go…

  111. I love too many fruits to choose! Watermelon and blueberries probably rise to the top. I like to eat them as is. I love to put blueberries in my homemade yogurt though!

  112. Our favorite fruit in the fall is sliced Fuji Apples with peanut butter!

  113. I love frozen banana chunks with cream and fresh strawberries. Yum!

    Thanks for having this giveaway.

  114. Pink lady apples cut in slices or with cheese.

  115. We love all fruit. But if I had to choose one, we are really loving our mangoes now! We eat it sliced by itself or added to fruit salad, or in a vegetable salad or with salmon or tuna! We really love mangoes!

  116. I love frozen green grapes, and apple slices with a paper-thin slice of Parmesan cheese on each slice.

  117. Pineapple, cut, chilled and enjoyed. Yum!

  118. Carrie Phelps says:

    Yesterday I had a baby shower for my daughter and I had a chocolate fountain with fresh strawberries, various cookies & marshmallows but my favorite was the chunks of bananas.

  119. Watermelon, chunk it and add a balsamic dressing (homemade and so easy). Everyone in my family loves this including kids.

  120. Pineapple sliced and eaten off of a “snacky tray”. YUMMMM!!!

  121. I love strawberries- just plain or in any dessert!

  122. oh man, 1 favorite? That’s hard. I’d have to say a peach fresh off the tree, still warm from the sun. It’s a short window of time when they are available here in Michigan, which of course, makes them all the sweeter!

  123. I haven’t met a fruit I didn’t like! If I had to pick only one though I would choose grapes. IMO they are the perfect finger food!

  124. Strawberries are our favorite fruit and we serve them plain, on cereal, in yogurt and also in strawberry pie and shortcake–Yum!

  125. We love all fruit! Cherries are the absolute favorite when in season. Apples are the current go to and we have already made multiple apple baked goods! Fruit is great!

  126. Strawberries with powdered sugar!

  127. For a very short time, we can eat fresh raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, AND blueberries straight from our garden. The combo of fruit doesn’t need anything else.

  128. Bananas. Well I love just about all fruit. Bananas on my cereal, with peanut butter, in a smoothie or just plain.

  129. cathi carpenter says:

    Love the post!
    My very favorite fruit has got to be BANANAS! My big favorite way, is no BIGGIE at all… I slice them thick, freeze them on a cookie sheet and then keep a freezer full of them in bags to nibble on at night. They are so solid that they are like “hard candy” and they keep me from other snacks!

    BTW…my hubby… he’s a produce manager at Publix…so you KNOW we love it in this house! πŸ™‚

  130. summer melons – cut up in a bowl – mmmmmm

  131. favorite fruit is blueberries, and we like to make “blueberry slushes”, frozen blueberries with milk poured on top, which forms icicly fun!

  132. Strawberries simply paired with yogurt is my favorite.

  133. I think my favorite fruit is a peach. We love to eat those ripe juicy peaches just plain with the juice dripping down your arm. Good Stuff!

  134. I usually buy apples and bananas and when they are on sale cantelopes, grapes and watermelon.Unfortunately the birds got all our blackberries this year.

  135. i am loving grapes right now. As a matter of fact I just had some for breakfast. I also love fresh pineapple. We call it “Natures Candy” around my house. Thanks for the giveaway.

  136. Granny Smith apples because it’s the only fruit my son will eat.

  137. Watermelon and any other melon…..wish it was available all year long!

  138. I love raspberries, especially on top of homemade yogurt with brown sugar

  139. Bananas because it is something all 4 of my children eat πŸ™‚ I love them in smoothies, dipped in yogurt or chocolate, sliced in milk or as is.

  140. I love strawberries. We eat them on shortcake all of the time.

  141. Sarina Gallon says:

    I love strawberries. I cut them up and put them in greek yogurt. Mmmmm!

  142. I love bananas on cereal and fresh berries on oatmeal!

  143. My favorite fruit is Thimbleberries. They grow locally up here and make the best jam! I also love them in a pie.

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  144. Fresh grilled pineapple!

  145. i love blueberries — fresh, in smoothy, in cakes

  146. I love strawberries. I eat them cut up on yogurt or cereal, but fresh and whole is my favorite way to eat them.

  147. Heather Abbott says:

    Strawberries! Usually we serve them by themselves, but occasionally we’ll do strawberry shortcake or our new favorite, strawberry rhubarb pie!! Don’t forget to make it a la mode…yum!

  148. I loved your story about your china. When I was a child, I simply adored my grandmother’s dishes. She always said they would be mine one day. Like you, they were her everyday dishes, but unlike your mother-in-law, my Nanny as we called her, always had family around her. Everyone was family to her. We had Sunday dinners with my grandparents when I was very young and all the family was there, and so were those dishes. The only thing really special about them was they were hers and they were coated in love. My grandfather passed and she moved into one apartment after another and at first the dishes were always there. Finally the time came for her to move to assisted living and her kitchen was broken down and the zillion butter bowls, jelly jars and odds and ends were distributed among the family or tossed. I got what was left of her dishes, one cup a cracked salad plate and cracked bowl. It was so sad to see them like that, but I still have all those memories of food, family and so much love. No I never got to serve my family off those precious dishes, BUT my family got to know, love and adore my Nanny every bit as much as I did and I wouldn’t trade for even a second.

  149. Fruit. I love it all. Pears, pomegranates and Pomelos. Christmas apples, oranges and cranberries. Spring berries. Summer melons, pineapple and mangoes… what’s not to like. But as a kid my maternal grandfather had pear trees. Nothing like you can buy in the grocery stores. These were firm, crisp, juicy pieces of fruit the left you with juice all over your shirt front. We’d pick them by the grocery bag full and take them home and even feed a few to the cows. Every day when we came home from school we’d have a pear with a spoon of peanut butter. It’s as much a part of back-to-school memories as new cloths, notebooks and crayons, for me.
    The pears I get in the store don’t compare but a fresh sliced pair with a spoon of peanut butter is still my favorite and I love to serve it to people that have never experienced the combo. As a pre-k/kindergarten teacher it was a treat I shared with my class every year.

  150. Thank you for the great job you do on this site and for the giveaway! Love all fruits except mangoe and papaya and kiwi. Strawberries with whipped cream is my all time fav and wild dewberries picked fresh from the pasture or out of the freezer cooked up into a wonderful cobbler is mighty fine. Sweet fruit is candy for sure!

  151. Blueberries. On pancakes. Won’t eat pancakes without them. Cantaloupe. Just plain. I could eat a whole one!

  152. Our family’s favorite fruit is apple. We serve it sliced up and cored. Yum, yum.

  153. It’s hard to choose one favorite, but we love apples cut up into “bits” any time.

  154. blueberries in a pie…mmmm

  155. i love apples and pineapples

  156. I like to serve cantaloupe and grapes together. They make a good combination.

  157. Our favorite fruit is strawberries! We love them on waffles and in smoothies!

  158. I love a homemade apple crisp using apples we picked ourselves.

  159. All fruit. Cold apples on a hot day. Fresh pineapple in Hawaii. Berries freshly picked. Juicy peaches. Watermelon at a picnic.

  160. We love fresh pineapple cut up and eaten with our hands, kind of like a slice of watermelon.

  161. I love fresh pineapple to just cut up and eat, or sometimes making fresh pineapple upside down cake, very good. Also fresh strawberrys and bananas cut up with vanilla yogart with a little granola on it, for a refreshing snack.

  162. I guess I am a pureist. I love mango fresh, and slightly chilled.

  163. Michelle Orndorff says:

    Our family’s favorite fruit would have to be pineapple. Usually I cut it into chunks and serve in a bowl, but for special occasions I will quarter the pineapple lengthwise and carve into “boats”.
    Apples are another crowd pleaser at our house. I slice up a sampling of all the varieties available in the fall.

  164. I just like to make a “salad” of washed cut up strawberries, red and green grapes and and apple and maybe pinneapple if I have it. The kids and adults love this! It is a great snack or side dish.

  165. My favorite fruit is strawberries. We love all of our fruit fresh, but chilled. Love to mix a fruit salad with cut-up strawberries, blueberries, apples, pineapple and grapes. I don’t like cantaloupe, but my DH does, so I’ll keep that in a separate bowl. Also love just ripened bananas alone or in a smoothie for breakfast – yum!

  166. Jen Fitzpatrick says:

    I love strawberries dipped in chocolate, but since I can’t eat those anymore I’ve switched to bananas dipped in chocolate! Hey, chocolate helps fix just about anything that’s wrong in life!!

  167. We love strawberries and kiwi at our house. But given the season, I think I’d buy pears, apples, and pumpkin and make pear cake, apple pie, and an ooey gooey pumpkin butter cake. And perhaps some applesauce and applebutter for canning!

  168. We’ve been trying to eat seasonally, so we’re leaving berries and melons behind and moving to apples and pears!

  169. I love blueberries on PB sandwiches, in salads, it’s one of my favorite pizza ingredients too! Bananas ate also a staple item at our place πŸ™‚

  170. Strawberries are a big favorite. In the fall it’s apples. When I was little it was always grapes.

  171. I love sliced apples and cheddar cheese

  172. Bananas, easy to serve. Just give them a banana.

  173. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits. I love them cut into chunks and served with mill poured over them. I also like slicing them up and sprinkling a bit of brown sugar on them, let them sit a few minutes and then serve em up. Yummy!

  174. Hilary Young says:

    I love to serve apple slices either with cheese or with a fabulous apple dip I have a recipe for. πŸ™‚

  175. I love pineapple. I like it on top of salads, pizza, and dipped in chocolate!

  176. Name my favorite? I can’t!!! I love bananas, fresh berries of any kind and melon … oranges, apples, pineapple … not a big fan of pears (don’t know what it is …) I prefer all my stuff fresh washed and uncooked, do not alter in anyway (why would you sprinkle sugar on strawberries???)

  177. I love pineapple. I love to eat fresh pineapple with a cream cheese based dip made with cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and the juice from the pineapple. I also just like it plain by itself.

  178. Mango – we just slice it up and eat it.

  179. I love fresh nectarines, when they are sweet and good and the juice runs down your arms! But right now our favorite fruit salad is bananas, strawberries, fresh pineapple and mango. Heaven on a plate!

  180. My favorite fruit is blueberries – straight from the container. Mmmm….

  181. My favorite fruit is a banana with a big ole smear of peanut butter!

  182. I love apples this time of year, cooked rings in fall and fresh is tasty too

  183. apple “smiles”–spread two thin slices of red-skinned apples with peanut butter. Put them together with mini marshmallow “teeth” between.

  184. I love bananas in a peanut butter/banana smoothie!

  185. Michelle Murphy says:

    I love eating fruit salads, especially with strawberries, watermelon, and grapes.

  186. We love grapes, rinsed.

  187. It’s hard to pick a favorite fruit. Lately, I’ve been eating frozen blueberries with cottage cheese and a crushed graham cracker. I guess it’s a dieter’s cheescake.

  188. Cati Stokes says:

    WE really like Mangoes, sliced thin with a little bit of salt on them:)

  189. I love about all fruit, but my favorite, berries of all kinds, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries!!! Yum!

  190. I love to freeze sliced bananas, strawberries, mangos, and sometimes other fruits that I have an abundance of and then make smoothies out of them, along with a little milk, sweetener, and crushed ice in the blender. Yum!

  191. Summer fruits are the best! Strawberries, pineapple, nectarines, and peaches have to be my favorites. I just eat them plain but that’s how I like it.

  192. my kids love any fruit they can eat with tooth picks. makes it fun.

  193. My family loves watermelon!

  194. Apples and peanut butter!

  195. I serve fresh avocadoes with a spoon so we can scoop it right out!

  196. It doesn’t get any better that a “bunch” of grapes washed and ready to eat. Sweet and simple πŸ™‚

  197. Watermelon. In large chunks I can eat with a fork.

  198. I love peaches in any form: peach crisp, peach jam, in fruit salad, in oatmeal, and even fresh and plain.

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