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Sip to Good Health with Iced Pineapple Matcha Green Tea

Iced Pineapple Matcha

Matcha and Pineapple Deliver Antioxidants and Refreshing Flavor In This Easy Drink Recipe

Put a spin on your classic morning coffee with this refreshing iced pineapple matcha tea. Matcha green tea and pineapple juice combine for a drink that’s as full of flavor as it is antioxidants, while coconut milk gives it a sweet creaminess that’ll transport you to the tropics. Delivering plenty of nutritional benefits, this healthy drink is the perfect way to kick off your New Year’s resolutions.

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Is Pineapple Safe for Dogs?

Health Benefits of Feeding Your Dog Pineapple

Pineapple isn’t just a healthy snack for humans – it is for dogs too! Fresh, frozen, or baked, pineapple dog treats are great for pups.

Pineapple provides many health benefits to humans, but pet owners are often left wondering whether or not their favorite snack can be shared with their dog. Pineapple is full of nutrients like Vitamin C and Manganese, which help with fighting illness and producing energy. Luckily, these same nutrients that benefit humans can also make for a nutrient-packed treat for your dog. While pineapple is a great choice for your dog, it is also high in fiber and natural sugar and should be enjoyed in small amounts. 

When sharing pineapple with your dog for the first time, it’s best to monitor them to make sure they are digesting it well. Also keep in mind that while raw pineapple is perfectly safe for dogs to eat, canned pineapple should be avoided because most dogs don’t react well to the sugary syrup in canned pineapple. There are a few parts of a pineapple that dogs shouldn’t eat. Dogs should only enjoy the soft inner fruit as feeding them the skin or core of a pineapple could cause intestinal irritation or choking. 

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Start the New Year With a Healthy Detox

Your Guide to a Pineapple Filled New Year Detox

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start a new health routine, using juice cleanses for your detox are just one of the healthy ways pineapples can be used for to give your body the nutrients it needs. Including pineapple in your juice detoxes provides many health benefits for fighting the flu, preventing inflammation, and killing unhealthy bacteria in your body. Pineapple is full of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that defends your body from sickness and strengthens your immune system. Aside from Vitamin C, pineapples also contain manganese, an energy-producing nutrient, and Vitamin B, which helps the enzymatic reactions needed for energy production. 

Follow along for a great list of recipes to start your New Year Detox!

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Ring in the Season with Spring Rolls

Pineapple Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls with Pineapple Dipping Sauce & Dessert Rolls

Spring is right around the corner and we’re ready for it! If you’re looking for a delicious and fresh meal to mix things up, spring rolls are the perfect option.

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Pineapple Nice Cream Is the Sweet, Healthy Dessert You’ve Been Craving

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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!

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Go Plant-Based with These 4 Vegan Pineapple Recipes

Vegan Pineapple Recipes

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.

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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

Pineapple Banana Bread

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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