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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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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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Cool Off This Summer with a Frosty Pineapple Smoothie

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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.

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Celebrate National Cider Day with Home Brewed Tepache de Piña

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This Fermented Tropical Cider Is Your New Favorite Summer Drink

Whether you call it pineapple cider, pineapple beer, or tepache, this lightly fizzy, fermented drink is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. Frequently brewed South and Central America, tepache puts a tropical twist on fruity beverages and is a great way to use up pineapple scraps that would otherwise be thrown in the bin. With just a few ingredients – and a few days to spare – anyone can create this delicious drink at home. Read on to learn more about pineapple cider and for tips on brewing a batch for yourself.

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Stay Hydrated This Summer with Pineapple-Infused Water

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Add Tropical Flavor to Your Everyday Drinking Water

Looking for a great way to stay healthy and hydrated this summer? Try adding pineapple to your everyday drinking water! Pineapples provide a multitude of health benefits including supporting the immune system, improving eye health, and promoting heart function. Tossing some fruit into your everyday water is a simple way to obtain extra vitamins and give your drink a sweet taste and tropical flavor! With just a few ingredients, pineapple-infused water is easy to make and can be enjoyed during any time of the day. Read on for some of our favorites to try for yourself.

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4 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Indoor Pineapple Picnic

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Celebrate National Picnic Day in Your Own Living Room

Surprise! Picnics don’t have to be outside to be fun. With fresh Costa Rican pineapples available all year long, there’s no reason you should have to wait for perfect weather to have a picnic. Instead, throw a no-matter-the-season indoor picnic in your own living room. With delicious snacks, a cozy blanket, and some good company, a picnic is the perfect way to spend an afternoon, regardless of where you might be. Plus, with National Picnic Day on April 23 rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you’re going to celebrate. We’ve boiled it down into four simple steps so you can spend less time preparing and more time picnicking.

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