by Sara Mead
A big “thank you” to everyone who offered my advice the other week on how to increase my fruit consumption. You will, I hope, be pleased to know that I am, indeed, eating more fruit (and, due in part to that and in part to the end of the seasonal candy season, less candy). What’s been working for me so far is going to Eastern Market or a nice supermarket on Sunday, buying some pineapple, cantaloupe, or berries, cutting those up on Sunday evening and putting them in tupperwares that I keep in my office refrigerator. So far, my purchases have kept me in fruit from Sunday through Wednesday. The later half of the week has been more of a problem, because I’ve been running out of fruit by mid-week and my schedule tends to be more chaotic later in the week. So this week I’ve supplemented by pineapple purchase with apples, which should easily last until the end of the week without going bad–we’ll see if that gets me through the entire week with plenty of fruit. I’ve spent between 5 and 10 dollars each of the last two weeks on fruit, and should be able to keep the costs low through the summer and early fall due to the abundance of seasonal fruit.