The Kiwi Special

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The wondrous kiwifruit is a product of New Zealand (though many are coming from California in US grocery stores nowadays). I was craving the unique yet mild taste of this tropical fruit and picked up a nice healthy batch at the grocery store this week.

You may not have noticed, but ripe kiwis can be found year-round at the grocery store. I can’t recall a time when I’ve brought them home and felt they tasted “out of season”. They’ve never been an extremely popular fruit, despite their many great qualities, and I have a feeling it’s because peeling them can be cumbersome. In just a moment I’ll show you my quick and simple way to peel these. But first, a few things about kiwi:

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  • 1 kiwi provides 85% of your daily value of Vitamin C
  • They are also high in Vitamin K and Copper
  • Kiwis are also a good source of fiber
  • 1 medium kiwi is about 40 calories
  • The firmer the fruit, the sweeter it is
  • The skin is edible, though not all that palatable, and is high in fiber. The “peach-fuzz” rubs off easily

A simple way to peel:

Using a paring knife, slice the ends off crosswise.
Slide a spoon down the kiwi lengthwise, separating the skin from the fruit.
Gently slide the kiwi around the spoon until the skin is free from the fruit.
Remove spoon and gently push one end of the fruit so that it slips out of the skin.
Slice, dice, or eat whole, and enjoy!

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Kiwi, Yogurt, Granola, Nut, and Honey Breakfast:

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What You’ll Need:

– 2 kiwis, chopped
– 1/2c. yogurt (I used Light and Fit Vanilla)
– 1/3c. granola (I used Gluten Wize Chewy Granola)
– 1tbsp. almonds and walnuts (or any nuts you choose)
– 1 tsp honey

Nutrition:

Calories: 342
Carbs: 55g
Fat: 12g
Protein: 11g
Sodium: 70mg
Sugar: 25g

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Enjoy 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

-A