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Focus on Whole Fruits

Focus on Whole Fruits

Explore the world of fruit – fresh, canned, frozen, or dried. Use these tips to include fruit in your day.


Include fruit at breakfast

Top cereal with your favorite seasonal fruit, add bananas or chopped apples to pancakes, or mix raisins into hot oatmeal.

Take fruit on the go

Fruits like oranges, bananas, and apples are great portable snacks. You can also bring along a can of mandarin oranges or pineapple chunks packed in water.

Make your own trail mix

Combine one or two favorite breakfast cereals with dried cranberries and raisins. Bring for a snack in a small sealable bag or container.

Enjoy fruit as a snack

Make fruit kabobs using melon chunks, bananas, and grapes. Top with a light yogurt sauce for a fruity snack or side dish.

Add fruit at dinner

Chop up a combination of tropical or seasonal fruits to make a fruit salsa to top fish or chicken, or add fruit like grapefruit sections, apple wedges, or grapes to a tossed salad.

Keep fruit on hand

Cut up fruit and place in a bowl in the refrigerator. Put the bowl at the front of the shelf so that it’s the first thing you see when you open the door.

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