Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Easier Way to 5 A Day – Fruit Platter

Readers,
Sorry I’ve been silent of recent.  January has started with a healthy eating kick and I’ve cut back on the treats.  I’ve been ill with flu, so exercise has been minimal.  Instead, I’ve been trying to eat healthy and cut back.  I’ve also done dry January – not for charity or anything.  I just haven’t felt like going for a drink.  Probably isn’t a bad thing either!


Anyway, I’ve been trying to get more fruit and veg into my diet and one way to do that…  by making fruit look exciting.

This is less of a recipe post and more of an idea post.  A way of eating healthy for dessert, but still enjoying a small treat.  I welcome my friend Nutella.  Otherwise known as “the good stuff”.

I made a platter for two – but if you are super hungry or feeding a family then scale up as necessary.
This recipe uses two teaspoons of Nutella.  It’s a small chocolate treat but much better than a full on Mars Bar.  It’s a way of having a chocolate at dessert without having a chocolate cake. 

The secret… warming the Nutella in the microwave.  40 seconds on high, a quick mix around and you’re good to go.

In this platter, I used –

1 large banana (chopped)
1 small punnet of strawberries (tops cut off)
1 medium red apple (sliced)
1 blood orange (segmented)
I’m aware this is 4 pieces of fruit – not the recommended 5 but top up with a portion of vegetables at dinner and you’ve hit the target.


Note – I’m recommending this as a treat or dessert.  If you’re having it for breakfast, maybe half the amount of Nutella, or leave it out!  

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