|Northwest Gourmet Fruit Basket – $ 159.95
A deluxe smorgasbord of premium fruit and gourmet delights, our NorthwestGourmet is a succulent, swanky gift indeed.
– Royal Comice Pears
So I’m on my diet and going crazy about not being able to eat things that I like, but then again no one said getting ready for beach season was an easy thing. I’m also going to a couple parties where my ex’s will be there and I am certainly not going to let them up show me with being in shape while I am most certainly not.
Anyways, I went to the store and bought a ton of fruit to snack on and what I also learned is that even though you have fruit it doesn’t mean you are actually going to eat it. Yup, the minute you start drinking the fruit goes out the door and the pizza and real food starts to come back in. The problem though is that you don’t actually end up using the fruit so it ends up going bad and in honor of earth day the other day and not wasting food or fruit, I wanted to share a couple ideas of what you can do with your fruit, with fruit gift baskets and fruit gifts, especially from Harry and David or my new favorite fruit gift company, The Fruit Company.
So the first thing you can do with a fruit gift is the obvious, throw it out and change it in for chocolate…j/k. But what you can do is go to the store and buy chocolate chips, or milk and dark chocolate chips as well as white chocolate chips and then get a double boiler to melt them down in.
One you have the chocolate melting in your double boiler or even two pots, you can look for how to make a double boiler on other sites and then what you do is slice the fruit into circles, slices, wedges or however you can eat it best and start dipping it in the chocolate. Lay the chocolate dipped fruit on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper and then drizzle the lighter colors or darker colors of chocolate over the fruit slices and now you have chocolate dipped fruit to eat which in my opinion is a lot more fabulous than plain fruit after this diet.
Ok, so the issue with cocktails and then binge eating when you get drunk is a big one for many of us. What I do instead of having to binge eat not, and to use up the fruit gift basket is to incorporate the fruit into my drinks.
I don’t do the ghetto pour vodka in a watermelon or over fruit salad thing but what I do do is make large circular slices of pears and mix it with absolute pear vodka and soda water for a lower calorie cocktail with a delicious fruit slice. Not only does it help to keep me feeling full, but it also tastes amazing. I also include pear slices in my lemon drop martinis and love apples in my chocolate martinis. Bananas go great with Irish cream martinis and drinks and especially well with Kahlua based drinks. Fruit and cocktails go hand in hand and for me help to keep me full so I don’t end up over eating when I am done drinking.
Fruit gift baskets are amazing gifts, but the fruit can also become a pain in the ass, especially if you don’t want to eat it all or waste it. You can use these ideas to make your fruit more fun to eat, but also incorporate it into fun things like martinis so that you not only use it so you don’t have to waste it and feel guilty, but also help to keep yourself from over eating at night helping you to save calories as well. If you have more fruit ideas for fruit gift baskets, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
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