Friends, allow me to introduce you to the KIWI BERRY! They're basically like kiwis, just teeny, tiny, baby-sized (berry-sized 😉) and without the furry fuzz.
Maybe it's the nutrition nerd in me, but I get SUPER EXCITED about trying new fruits and vegetables. And my excitement must be contagious, because my kids often share my enthusiasm. We picked these up yesterday after I saw @theschoolnutritiondietitian post about them. They are fun and delicious, and my kids ate them all within a matter of minutes. I am seriously considering going back to the store and buying all they have left.
I sincerely love fruits and vegetables and get about 6 to 9 servings a day. I keep the frig stocked with a variety of fresh fruits and easy to eat veggies (like baby carrots), and several large bags of frozen fruits and vegetables. I serve veggies to my family at lunch and dinner, and leave fresh fruit on the counter for snacks.
For myself, I usually get 3 servings of fruit and a veg with my smoothie every day (a serving of fruit is 1/2 cup fresh or medium whole fruit and 1 cup leafy greens or 1/2 cup cut fresh, frozen or canned vegetables). I incorporate them into my snacks (I mean, it is pretty darn easy to just throw and apple or even an applesauce pouch in your bag and go), and at dinner I fill half my plate with veggies. I practice Intuitve Eating, but I have been at a point in my journey for a while that fruits and veggies are often what my body wants, and I am able to practice the Gentle Nutrition part of Intuitive Eating, where you can flexibly incorporate recommendations.
Do you like trying new fruits and veggies? What are some of your favorite? And let me know if you find these kiwi berries and what you think? They're a major winner here. 🥝