On the go? The planet would be better off if you grabbed a piece of fruit that was wrapped in its own peel. But for some people, having to cut up that pineapple or wash and repackage those berries means that a mid-morning or afternoon snack ends up being a granola bar or muffin (or doughnut or bagel or bag of chips).
Enter frozen Dole Blueberries, Sliced Strawberries, and Tropical Gold Pineapple. Each fruit comes in a single-serve cup that has just 35 to 50 calories and no added sweeteners. You can let them defrost (for 30 to 45 minutes) on your desk or pop them in the microwave for a minute. Either way, you’ve got the perfect snack and a taste that’s awfully close to fresh.
Want something more substantial? Try mixing a Dole cup with plain fat-free greek yogurt or cottage cheese. Or toss one into a salad of greens and toasted almonds. Or stir it into a bowl of whole-grain cereal.
If you want to save plastic (and freezer space), don’t overlook bags of frozen fruit. Dole and other companies sell not just blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple, but blackberries, cherries, sliced peaches, mango, and raspberries—all with no added sugars.
There’s nothing like a smoothie made with low-fat milk or plain yogurt, a banana, and frozen fruit. It’s a fast freeze. Who needs juice, fruit snacks, fruit pops, or sweetened fruit cups when the real thing is (better than) a piece of cake?
To find Dole’s frozen fruit cups in a store near you, contact Dole at (800) 356-3111.
Other relevant links:
• No washing or chopping required with this frozen Kale. See: What to Eat: Try Earthbound’s Frozen Organic Kale
• Try these frozen fruit brands. See: Fruit Freeze
• Dr. McDougall’s Oatmeal Cups make a healthy, filling breakfast. See: What to Eat: the Oatstanding Single-Serve Oatmeal