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Move Over Pumpkin Spice, Pineapple Has Arrived!
Fall has finally begun, and while some people are flocking to the apple orchard for cider and donuts, here at Chestnut Hill Farms, we’re taking tractor rides around the pineapple farm. Chestnut Hill Pineapples, grown year-round, are as sweet as they can be: perfect and ready to use for your healthy pineapple seasonal recipes.(more…)
Beat the Summer Heat with Pineapple Ice Cream!
Though ice cream is a widely loved sweet treat, it’s usually loaded with sugar and fat and can be unhealthy for you. For those who have stuck to their New Years Resolutions to get that desired “beach bod,” ice cream is a slippery slope.
However, we’re here to tell you, “Don’t worry!”(more…)
Cut Back On Sugar Without Losing the Sweet With This Easy Pineapple Recipe
Reducing your sugar intake can have huge benefits, both short- and long-term. Studies have found that a 20 percent reduction in added sugars can reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and more. Thankfully, cutting back on sugar doesn’t mean cutting back on sweets – it just means you need to be a bit more creative about how you satisfy your sweet tooth. With just three ingredients, this pineapple “nice” cream is creamy, frosty and, best of all, deliciously sweet – all with no added sugar. Even better, this simple recipe can act as a base for additions like coconut flakes or cherries and can be paired with other simple nice cream flavors for a no-sugar-added sundae. So, whether you’re a long-time nutrition expert or you’re looking to improve your diet as a New Year’s resolution, make some space in your freezer – it’s time to get scooping!(more…)
Celebrate Vegan Month With These Easy, Healthy Recipes
November is National Vegan Month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to experiment with eating more plant-based meals. Adding just one vegetarian or vegan meal per week to your diet can help you lose weight and ensure you get all the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Some studies have even shown that a plant-based diet may help ward off type 2 diabetes. And while many omnivores may be concerned about forgoing their favorites, there’s no reason to worry – almost anything you crave can be made plant-based. Of course, pineapple is also an ideal vegan recipe ingredient. Available year-round, packed with nutrients like vitamin C and fiber, and easy to prepare, this tropical fruit is a delicious addition to myriad vegan recipes. Read on for four of our favorites.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
Get Blending to Celebrate Summer and National Smoothie Day
With National Smoothie Day sharing a weekend with the first day of summer, there’s no better excuse to get your blender out and enjoy a frosty, fruity beverage. Even better, pineapple pairs perfectly with a wide range of flavors, offering endless ways to blend up this tropical fruit. From enjoying a healthy green smoothie as a way of boosting our vegetable intake to whipping up an alcohol-free pina colada that could easily substitute for dessert, there’s a smoothie recipe out there for everyone. Read on to discover four of our favorites and get ready to blend this June 21.(more…)
Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin C With These Tropical Snacks
Whether you start longing for something sugary around 3 or you’re dreaming of a bag of chips at 4, it can be hard to resist unhealthy temptations when you’re hungry. To help combat our habit of making questionable, cravings-fueled decisions about our snacks, it’s best to keep some more nutritious options nearby. So that you can be ready for snack time when hunger hits, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite pineapple snacks – all with 5 ingredients or less, and all full of good-for-you nutrients that are ready to give you the energy you need to finish the day.(more…)