I’ve always been more of a vegetable type-of-girl than a fruit-person.
When I turned 28 this year, I openly expressed a few of my food thoughts and so I thought it would be fun to start a mini-series that discusses my relationship with food and how it’s evolved over the years.
Today’s topic: fruits. Guilty as charged, I don’t eat enough of them. Now, don’t get me wrong: I loooove a fruit salad, or biting into a freshly ripe banana (and I know plenty of people that don’t like bananas!), and even baking up a few fruit tarts here and there. But for some reason, I’ll never go straight to the fruit section and purchase pounds of whatever’s in season when doing regular grocery runs.
I’ve always had a better relationship with veggies. I love the idea of incorporating all sorts of colors into my meals and using different textures to give the mouth something interesting to chew on. What’s strange is that I would consider myself more of a sweet-tooth than a savory-person, but when I hit the market, I’m all about the zucchini and sweet potatoes. I’ll often bypass the fruit department until Joe reminds me that we need to stock up and also, that I need to eat more of them.
Another thing about my relationship with fruit is that I will gladly eat all sorts when it’s served to me. I swear, there’s just something about how my mom slices a mango into perfect cubes. My mouth waters just thinking about her perfectly cut pieces and the juice dripping down my chin once I take my first bite. See? Maybe I’m a lazy-fruit-person, and would rather have it catered to me than prepare it myself.
In any case, I should take advantage of the summer season and hit up the local market for some fruity freshness. What are your food thoughts on fruit? Let me know in the comments below! Tell me something inspiring!