Eating healthfully may seem boring after a while. The same salad every day for lunch, boring greens, an apple a day, etc… And all the while we are tempted with an endless stream of marketing messages to buy this or that junk food or beverage.
Whole foods are orphans, they don’t appear on billboards to remind us how wonderfully tasty they are, not to mention healthy.
So, we’re posting this picture to whet your appetite. These fruit were absolutely delicious And there are many others in a well stocked supermarket produce section. Or farmers’ markets still in full swing in late summer. They are a wonderful reminder that “healthy snacking” is not an oxymoron and that we can achieve wonderful variety in a healthy, real food diets.
Before you complain about the high prices of exotic fruit, think about the alternatives – nutrient void candy that will leave you hungry again 45 minutes later and a blood sugar spike that messes with your metabolism.
No one is saying you need to buy the most expensive fruits for your daily snacking pleasure. But stop drinking soda and juice for a week and you’ll find that with the money saved you can dish out a pretty awesome fruit salad.
Pictured above are mango, fig, and starfruit (carambola).
What are your favorite exotic fruits?