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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fruit and Vegetable Basket Delivery - The Fruit Guys

fruit basket delivery
Tired at the end of the day, need fresh produce, but don’t quite feel like making it to the market? No problem... that is, if you sign up for organic fruit and vegetable delivery (sometimes referred to endearingly as "my fruit box"). One of the companies that makes and delivers these fabulous boxes is called The Fruit Guys.  In my opinion, the best thing about a delivery service like The Fruit Guys is that the produce that they deliver is grown in local or regional farms – organically - and is packaged in briefcase style boxes made from – you guessed it – recycled materials and printed with soy-based inks that can be reused up to four times with The Fruit Guys – or recycled.

The produce delivered depends on what’s in season in your area. For example, on the West Coast this week, a Take Home briefcase of produce will include yellow peaches, pears (excellent source of fiber and low on the glycemic index), and gala apples as fruit options. For veggies, West Coasters will receive squash, okra, Cherokee heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, and spinach. On the East Coast, choices are offered like garlic, pluots (plum-apricots, which are really yummy), grapefruit, golden zucchini, and swiss chard. The produce delivered is harvested just hours before it makes its way to your door. This is like getting pick of the crop at the farmer’s market without having to lift a finger. Nothing could be more convenient.

This is a pretty nifty service that is available in much of the country, and it will help you to get those veggies and fruits in the house instead of the unhealthy snacks that may be littering your cupboards. And, if it isn't available where you are, there might be other services like it that are (they are becoming quite popular!).

I personally like to make it a goal to eat at least two cups of fruits and three cups of veggies each day, every day. Fruits and vegetables are not only good for the body and full of nutrients and vitamins that enhance health, they also fill you up with goodness that you can’t get from snacks or other foods. And they are sweet (for my sweet tooth) and delicious.

Do you like fruit but are eager for a new say to eat it? You can try making frozen bananas, frozen grapes, a delicious low calorie fruit smoothie, or microwaving apples to make warm cinnamon apples, all wonderfully delicious treats!


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