Rommel and I decided to do NYE in this year to save money and keep things chill after too much traveling and stress around Christmas. We invited his parents to come down and stay with us at our apartment and his mom is VERY in to all of the Filipino NYE traditions.
She brought the giant basket of fruit for us for good luck.
I definitely appreciated her thoughtfulness and celebrating NYE while following the many Filipino superstitions, but this giant basket did almost cause us some problems....
First, it's a HUGE basket of fruit - more than 12 actually and she even added some not round ones in there - there is no way the two of us could eat all of these before they go bad. Second, Rommel and I have cut back on fruit to reduce our sugar intake temporarily. We are still eating a little bit of fruit every now and then, but it has definitely cut down.
So what do we do with all of these fruit?
Freeze them!!! To add to our green smoothies when we incorporate those back in to our diet :) These will be perfect for cold smoothies and we won't even need to add ice because they are already frozen!
|Sliced pineapple ready to freeze|
We did the same with bananas, pomegranate seeds, pomelo, and some others.
We also had a lot of apples and pears. I felt like these would taste better cooked and spooned on top of yogurt.
I chopped them, sauteed them in coconut oil until soft, and added some stevia, nutmeg, and the tiniest pinch of salt to bring out the flavors. I put these in ziploc bags and popped them in the freezer for later as well.
Just making sure our food doesn't go to waste!