Recipes

Sweetly Spooktacular: Four Healthy and Festive Pineapple Halloween Treats

Cut Down on Added Sugars With These Guilt-Free Recipes

Halloween is right around the corner! And it’s no secret that this candy-loaded holiday often results in packing too much sugar. However, it’s still possible to indulge this Halloween with better-for-you foods that are fun and tasty. Want to get your kids excited about eating healthier this Halloween? Read on for delicious Halloween homemade goodies using our favorite culinary sweetener trick: natural sugars in pineapple.

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5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Meal with Pineapple & Veggies

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For National Fruits and Vegetables Month, Celebrate This Delicious Combo for a Healthy, Well-Balanced Diet

September is National Fruits and Vegetables month, and it’s the perfect chance to celebrate this irresistible duo. Naturally sweet and full of flavor, pineapple is the perfect addition to veggies for a delicious and tropical combo that’s packed full of nutrition and antioxidants. Plus, the fruit gives any meal a unique twist that everyone will love. Read on for five delicious ways to pair pineapple and veggies for your next meal.

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5 Easy Pineapple Meal-Prep Ideas When You’re Pressed For Time

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Tackle life’s busiest moments with these easy meal-prep hacks that will help to cut your cook time in half!

Summer is coming to an end, and the end of the season brings along the hustle and bustle: back to school, back to work, sporting events, after-school activities, and so on. With the changing of the season, it’s essential to be prepared for anything life throws your way. This means meal prepping plenty of delicious eats ahead of time that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, so you’re not stressed about meals when life gets crazy.

Here at Chestnut Hill Farms, we deliver the perfect pineapple that’s as versatile as it is delicious. Pineapple is packed full of essential vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin B, and potassium, supporting your immune system, brain health, and more. Even better, our pineapples are ripe and in-season all year long, making it the ideal addition to any meal even with the seasons’ changing.

So, whether you’re meal prepping for breakfast, snacks, or dinner to watch the big game, here are five delicious and easy ways to meal-prep using pineapple!

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Take Lunchtime to the Tropics With These 3 Healthy Pineapple Lunchbox Ideas

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Easy, Healthy, & Tasty, These Recipes Are Perfect for Busy Parents This Back-to-School Season

Although some kids may be heading to a home office or kitchen table instead of the traditional classroom this year, a healthy and fun lunch is still an important part of the day. For busy parents, meal prepping snacks and lunches – either in the morning or on the weekend – can be a huge timesaver. Thanks to its versatility, pineapple is a great option for keeping meals interesting – and it packs in plenty of nutrition to keep kids strong, too. For back-to-school season this year, we partnered with sustainable company ECOLunchbox to showcase three of our favorite easy, healthy lunchbox ideas that kids and parents alike will love.

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3 Tropical After-School Snacks Your Kids Will Love

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With Natural Sweetness, Pineapple Is the Healthy Treat Every Kid Will Want After School

Without much warning, August has arrived. The long days of summer are slowly coming to an end, and kids are heading off to their first day of school – whether that’s to a classroom or to the dining table. With busy schedules and new challenges, parents may think it’s impossible to find the perfect after-school snack for their children. Luckily, Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple provides an amazing, healthy snack for children to enjoy that satisfies sweet tooths, can be prepped in advance, and packs in plenty of nutrients like vitamin C that growing kids crave. For three of our favorite after-school snacks that kids and parents will both love, read on.

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4 Kid-Friendly Pineapple Crafts for Back-to-School

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Keep Learning Sweet with Pineapple DIYs and Crafts

Forget not playing with your food – it’s time to get creative! With more kids learning from home this school year, it can be challenging to keep education exciting. Crafts featuring food are a creative, hands-on way to make school fun – and delicious! – and to keep your kids engaged. Whether used as part of a daily lesson plan or enjoyed as an after-school activity, these projects are sure to sweeten your day. Check out four of our favorite kid-friendly pineapple crafts, plus a delicious after-school snack, below.

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Maximize Flavor with Fresh Homemade Pineapple Juice and Crushed Pineapple

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Have a Recipe That Calls for Pineapple? Skip Store-Bought and Choose These Homemade Versions

From cocktails to appetizers to baked goods, there are so many delicious recipes that make use of pineapple. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to use fresh pineapple, you may find yourself missing an ingredient when the recipe asks for pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, or some other variation of the fruit. But don’t worry – you can prep all of these different ingredients in your own kitchen, letting you enjoy the full flavor of fresh pineapple and avoiding any added sugars. Even better, they only take a few minutes to create. Read on to learn how to make your own pineapple juice and crushed pineapple, and how to store them so they’re ready to go when a recipe calls.

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Ready to Go Bananas? Try These 3 Sweet Pineapple-Banana Recipes

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Pineapple and Banana Come Together for the Perfect Tropical Summer Treat

While pineapple and coconut might be a classic pairing (hello, pina coladas!), there’s another tropical fruit combo we can’t get enough of: pineapple and banana. Even better, our new partnership with Dominican Republic-based banana producer Fresh Fruit Holdings means there’s no better to time to get creative in the kitchen. From baked goods to blended beverages, we’ve found three recipes that feature our favorite fruits and prove that pineapple and banana are truly a power duo.

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Celebrate Pineapple’s Perfect Pairing on Piña Colada Day

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You Don’t Have to Enjoy Getting Caught in the Rain to Raise a Glass on Piña Colada  Day

Just about two weeks after National Pineapple Day, National Piña Colada day arrives on July 10. While we encourage celebrating pineapple any time (it is, after all, in season all year), these few weeks in summer are the perfect opportunity to honor our favorite fruit. To learn more about this tropical tipple, we delved into its disputed history and, of course, found a classic recipe so home bartenders can get shaking (or blending). Be sure to read on for our top tips on taking your taste buds on a trip to the topics this Piña Colada Day.

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This Fourth of July, Make Pineapple Your New Favorite Ingredient

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Trust Us – This Tropical Fruit Is Sure to Shine at Your Backyard Barbecue

Get your grill out, light the sparklers, and chop the pineapple – it’s almost the Fourth of July! Though celebrations may look a little different this year, we’ll never turn down the opportunity to cook up a delicious meal. From spicy-sweet pineapple cocktails to start to creamy pineapple and coconut ice cream to end the night, we’ve got a tropical menu that’ll take your backyard barbecue to the next level – whether shared in person with family or enjoyed over Zoom with socially-distanced friends. Read on to find our picks for Perfect Pineapple recipes to cook up this Independence Day.

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