Monday, July 18, 2011

Juicy Summer Goodness

One of my favorite things about summer is the amazing fresh fruit it brings. My hubster and I have been eating lots of cantaloupe and watermelon this week, and (surprise!) I got it from the local grocery store, and it actually tasted good! It seems like it's so hard these days to get good tasting fruit without going to the local farmer's market- which I know is the best way to get it, but I usually don't have the energy to get up that early on Saturday mornings! Okay, I'll admit it, we do have one more local farmer's market on Thursday evenings, but it is usually crowded with rowdy high-school kids and more geared towards socializing than actual local produce, arts & crafts, clothing, etc. So if I had to choose, I would choose to get up early and go to the Saturday one, which has not happened yet in my lifetime!

One more reason why I like summer fruit so much is that there are only certain kinds of fresh fruit that I can eat. With the crohn's disease, my gut does NOT like fiber. And sadly, fruit is full of it. But, melons are one kind of fruit that are soft enough for me to eat! So I'm enjoying them a lot. Next up on our fruit list, honeydew! Wow, I can't believe I just wrote an entire post on melons. Someone around here needs to get a life!

So, what have you been eating lately? Any summer favorites?

7 comments:

{cuppakim} said...

yum. summer fruit is SO good this year. that is terrible that you can't have a lot of them!

just brought a giant tub with a cut up half watermelon in it to work, it will be my snacks for the week!

i love strawberries too. but they gotta be ripe!

and nectarines. which i'm guessing may not be on your OK list.

hannah singer said...

yummo! and no shame for the melon post! love it!
so happy you can have melons and you love 'em! xo

i discovered that i don't love summer fruit unless it is freshly picked:( we buy from the grocery store here. meh.
until i lived here in north dakota, i picked strawberries, peaches, blackberries, blueberries and apples from farms. fresh. i would load up and freeze for the rest of the year.

now it's hit or miss at the supermarket. i try to be thankful though:) we do at least get fresh tomato, squash, potatoes, cucumber and peppers at the farmers market! during the two month spring/summer season:)

Hannah said...

is it bad my summer favorite is chocolate? oh and chips. and cheetos. ..... i wish fruit satisfied these cravings for me haha!

xox hannah

Megan said...

oh i LOVE fresh fruit. especially watermelon...mmm..

now im hungry.

Bonnie said...

During the summer, I totally devour strawberries and cherries. I seriously eat them at every single meal. #sorryimnotsorry

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MellyB said...

Wow, I had no idea fruit was full of fiber. Here I was thinking I was a nutrition genius.

I'm go on a melon craze in the summer. I could kill off a watermelon in 20 minutes. Really, someone should time me.

EttaGrace said...

Um!!! That fruit looks soooooooooo yummy!!! Love!

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