A day in the life of Bre - FORM Nutritionist
There’s nothing like a colourful snack to brighten up the day, especially during the rainy season! Often when I suggest fruit as a snack, it’s imagined as a boring apple or orange. While these are great options, sometimes we just want something different and fun to eat, and this is especially true for children.
I remember when I was younger, being unimpressed by the canned mandarin oranges or sliced apples I was served (but thank you, Mom!). As soon as summer came, and we had access to fresh berries and watermelon and it was a completely different experience. I couldn’t get enough of the sweet, fresh, bright fruits. My brother and could easily eat an entire watermelon in a sitting (not recommending this, by the way!). It just goes to show that variety makes it much more fun to eat healthy, especially when indulging in foods that different seasons bring.
I feel so lucky to live in Myanmar now, with year-round access to tropical fruits. This recipe is a simple way to make food fun and appreciate the beautiful variety of ingredients the market has to offer. Feel free to substitute with your favourites or with what is in season, but try to get at least 4 different colours!
Bre - FORM Nutritionist
- 1 cup watermelon, small cubes
- 1 small orange, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup pineapple, small cubes
- ½ green apple, small cubes
- 1 cup purple grapes, sliced
- 1 cup plain regular or Greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp honey
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup cashews, crushed
- ¼ cup pistachios, crushed
- Cut all fruit into similar size, small pieces.
- In a small bowl, mix together the yoghurt, honey, and cinnamon.
- Layer fruit into four bowls or glasses. Top with yoghurt and roasted nuts.
Optional, toast the nuts before crushing: Heat a skillet over low heat. When hot, add in the pistachios and cashews. Roast, stirring constantly until fragrant. Be careful to not burn. Remove from heat and set aside. Once cool, chop and crush.
Nutrition Information (per serving)
230 calories, 9g fat, 35g carbohydrate, 3g fibre, 7g protein.