Three Ways To Use Dried Fruit

If your local health food store has a produce section, you can expect to see a wide variety of fresh fruit that you may wish to buy for your family. Organic fruit, in particular, is often prevalent in this type of retailer. When you browse the aisles of this store, you'll frequently come across all sorts of dried fruit. Dried blueberries, strawberries, apples, mangos, and all sorts of other fruits are available in both bulk bins and containers. If you don't have experience with dried fruit, there's no reason to be intimidated. This is a nutritious product that is highly versatile. Here are three ways to use dried fruit.


Dried fruit can be a good addition to all sorts of breakfast dishes. In the winter, you and your family may enjoy starting your day with oatmeal. Oatmeal can be a healthy breakfast, but its bland flavor often means that people decide to sweeten it in an unhealthy manner — for example, by adding brown sugar. A few pieces of assorted dried fruit can add sweetness and flavor to your oatmeal while still keeping it healthy. Similarly, you can sprinkle dried fruit onto a dry, unsweetened cereal rather than buy a sweetened and unhealthy cereal.


Don't hesitate to turn to dried fruit as a healthy snack. If you buy several different types of fruit at your local health food store, you can combine them in a plastic container at home and then make small snack-sized servings. A big benefit of eating dried fruit as a snack is that it doesn't have to be refrigerated. This means that you can leave some dried fruit in your desk at work, in your purse, and in other similar places to provide a healthy snack that may prevent you from reaching for something unhealthy when you feel hungry.


One of the fun things about making salads is that you can add all sorts of different ingredients that you have on hand. If you have a supply of dried fruit in your pantry, some of it can work well in a salad. Fresh strawberries and blueberries are popular in certain types of salads, but if you don't have these fresh fruits, you can easily substitute their dried counterparts. Dried cranberries can also work well in salads. If you find that your kids aren't overly keen about eating salads, some sweet and colorful dried fruit may make them more interested.

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