A Taste of the Tropics // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pineapple

If a trip to the Caribbean isn’t on your calendar this month, let your taste buds take a tropical vacation. Pineapple is sweet and delicious. It is hard to believe it is good for you! Pineapple is a versatile fruit that can be used in many types of recipes. Fresh pineapple compliments and tenderizes many types of meat, and it can be used in smoothies, salsa, and salads. It even makes a great add-in for bread and muffin recipes. When selecting a fresh pineapple from the store or market, look for dark green leaves. The pineapple should also be heavy for it’s size. Watch for soft or dark spots and leaves that look dry.

Check out these Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pineapple from fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org. Find links to the recipes and videos below.

Here’s a recipe to add to your menu plan this week.

Pineapple Curry Fried rice is a great combination of sweet and savory. Plus, it is packed with whole grains, fruit, and veggies for the nutrition your family needs. Enjoy!

Candi Merritt

Certified Nutrition Education Assistant


Recipes:

Hawaiian Pizza

Power Gold Smoothie

Sear Cod with Pineapple Slaw

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Pear Salsa

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Video:

Grilling and Other Uses for Pineapple

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