Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pink Fruits

If you've been keeping up with me, you may know that I'm trying to shed a few pounds. One of the changes our group leader wants us to do is be very specific about 'how' we are going to accomplish our goal.

Instead of setting a goal of "I want to eat more fruit," we are encouraged to be more specific. So, one of my goals for this past week was: I will eat fruit with each meal.
So, since I have fruit on my mind, I did a search on pink fruit.

Did you know that there was an apple named "Pink Lady?" I haven't seen these around here, but will look for them.


Of course I found watermelon. This is one of my very favorites! Can't wait til summer!
And I found pink grapefruit! Which I have to admit I've not developed a taste for! I probably should try since I found out this important information about pink grapefruits.

"Lycopene is an antioxidant pigment found in tomatoes, grapefruit and watermelon that gives these foods their reddish color. Studies show that including lycopene-rich foods in your diet may help to reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancer, macular degeneration and cardiovascular disease. Lycopene may also help prevent osteoporosis and reduce the severity of allergy symptoms"

I found some fruit that I had no idea even existed like this bowl of Lychees! Would you like to know more about them? Click here!



Please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for more inspirational pink!

And don't forget to eat your fruit!

50 comments:

Bella Casa said...

Hi Diane,

Good Luck with your quest for getting healthy! You're off to a great start :)

I love Pink Grapefruit, I need to eat more of it...I will take a look next time I go grocery shopping!

Make sure to stop by my blog on Monday...there will a ton of giveaways from some very talented Etsy people, can't wait!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

IsabellasCloset said...

Diane, Thanks for all this great information about fruit.
I wish you the very best with your weight loss..I know how hard it is.
I need to shed many pounds!
The pink fruit looks so yummy..
Please stop by blog I'm having a Pink Saturday blog banner give-a-way. Thanks and have a happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings, ~Mary~:-}

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Happy Pink Saturday Diane!
Great information on all that fruit and I also had never heard of Lychees, interesting.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Tam

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, hope these keep you in the pink!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Virginia said...

I wish you the very best with your weight loss.I know how hard it is.I lost 12 pounds in 1 ½ month just walking for 30 to 45 minutes every day except weekends. The only diet I followed was that I eliminated all sweets.I have 8 more pounds to go, but I will continue walking. It makes me feel great.
Happy Pink Saturday !
Blessings,
Virginia

suesueb said...

good luck with your dieting-it's so hard i know. the pink lychees look interesting! i didn't sign up for pink sat. but visit if you have a chance-my last post was pink. thanks and happy pink day!!

Mimi said...

You've got me thinking about my next grocery list with all of that pink fruit! Next time I'm at the grocery store I'll be searching out pink fruits to put into my cart!

g said...

Great reminder to eat more healthily! We get Pink Lady apples here in CA, and they are indeed quite pretty and delicious. We sometimes see lychees in Asian supermarkets, too - I've had lychee juice but never tried to use the actual fruit. Now maybe i will!

Smilingsal said...

I love fruit and could eat it until I GAINED weight! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, What interesting facts. Thanks for sharing..I love grapefruit, so I'm glad to hear it helps in more than one way. lol. Good luck with your quest for getting healthy.. Have a super Pink Saturday.. hugs ~lynne~

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, Best of Luck with your diet! :)

The picture below of your dad and his brothers is precious! What a treasure to have! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Marie said...

Keep up your quest for a healthy life. The pic of the apples should be a framed piece of art. Loved all the fruit, so refreshing.
Marie

Jon said...

Diane,
Thanks for this colorful post which gives me encouragement to stick to one of my New Year's resolutions...."Eat More Fresh Fruit". Seeing the photo of the watermelon reminds me of a fat and jolly Catholic friend who always bragged about giving up watermelon for Lent. (So easy to do since watermelon was NOT in season or available back then during Lent.)

Jon at Mississippi Garden

Susan said...

Pretty pinks! I love fruit and need to eat more fruits!

Happy Pink Saturday.

LvPoohBr2 said...

MMmm all that lovely fruit!! We always visit the apple orchards in the fall so I know about the Pink Lady apples, they are yummy. Happy Pink Saturday!

imjacobsmom said...

Good luck with your diet, I need to kick mine in gear! Your pictures made me want to have some fruit. Now that's something! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Happy To Be said...

Diane Happy fruity day to you girl..I would never do good with eating fruit..I think I am the only one in the world that can't stand fruit..I use it alot in differ recipes but won't even eat it then..now my DH eats it every day..hope you have a great weekend dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

claudie said...

Dear Diane
Yes I know Pink Ladies well. They are one of my favorites. Very crisp and sweet.
Good luck on your "new you".
Love Claudie
xoxo

Envoy-ette said...

Not only did you give us a pink post, you gave lots of imformation! I bet those pink apples are full of crispy pinkness!

April said...

I love fruit! I am not a big fan of grapefruit, either. Not sure why because I love oranges and clementines. I've heard of Pink Lady apples, but I've never tried one.

Happy Pink Saturday!!!

KATHERINELLEN said...

Diane,
Never heard of Pink Lady apples...I'll have to look for it and try. Sound like it would be sweet and delicious. I like sweet apples than sour. Lynches? Thanks for sharing the informations...I learn something new Happy Pink...Katherinellen

Marina Capano said...

mhh yummy!
happy pink saturday!

Raggedy Girl said...

Take some low cal brown sugar and sprinkle it on that pink grapefruit and broil until bubbly.... yummy! Have a great weekend.
from Roberta Anne

CC said...

Happy Pink Saturday..your fruits look wonderful, specially the watermelon. Love it.:). Have a lovely day

Bo said...

Hi Diane...My DH & I are sitting here eating your key lime pie right this minute & it is so good! I'm not a real big fruit eater...I know I should change that. ;-) Bo

Rambling Girl said...

Good Luck on the getting healthy along with a few pounds shedded...I love fruit also and do love the grapefruit...I just have to add a little sugar on top to get the twang out which I don't think is bad...never heard of lynches....and I love watermelon...

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Diane; Happy Pink Saturday!
Yummy looking fruit. I love the pink grapefruit, it is one of my favorites. Now I am going to have to buy me some. lol I do have grapes and orange and apples, so I am doing pretty good then.....

Hugs;
Alaura

Joy said...

I have heard of the Pink Lady variety of apple but I never see them at the grocery store - maybe they can be found at a more upscale market, perhaps? I've heard of lychees but had never seen them. Interesting information Diane, and good luck on your program! :o)

KatCollects said...

I have had Pink Lady apples, they are really good. Happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

Sheri said...

Love your pink fruits--yum! Happy PS!
Hugs,
~~Sheri~~Prim Rose Hill Studio

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Delightful Pink Saturday post, Diane!!

Sarah Bella's said...

Your kids are so precious.
Pink lady apples are the best... they are my favorite. They are sweet & juicy. Now I need to get some. LOL Happy pink Saturday.
God bless you, Sarah

Picket said...

Hey Diane..I love fruit...I just don't always think to eat it...I am holding my weight right now..I gotta switch up some things and keep it going...the Burly Boys stopped by here this morning after duck hunting (man I should have taken some pics they were in full camos and face make-up!) lol They said they were starving and wanted some bacon..egg & tomatoes sandwiches and throw in some fried chicken tenders too! lol So I cook everything up real quick and they go to reach for the bread (wheat light) and oldest Burly says 'MOM!!! what is this!!!!? At the same moment youngest Burly is looking in the fridge for something to drink..."MOM!!! What is up with all this Crystal light and grapefuit juice & green tea!!?" lol I am trying to explain to them that I am trying to cut back...they finish everything off and want to know if I have any dessert I said sure they are some little 100 calorie mini muffins in the pantry....Oldest Burly acted like he was gonna faint! What happen to you MOM!!! It use to be fun coming to mama's house...chocolate milk..ice cream..cakes and pies...now she's trying to feed us these cardboard nuggets with little whipped cream in them!" lol Girl they had me rolling in the floor! lol lol

Diane said...

Yummm, I'm hungry now & wish it was watermelon season already! Pink grapefruit is good with some sugar sprinkled on it, or substitute an artificial sweetner. ☺ Happy Pink Saturday! ♥ Diane

Nancy said...

What a colorful post! Great fruits!Happy Pink Saturday. Nancy

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I need to eat more fruit! I do like pink grapefruit, but I always sprinkle a little sugar on the top. It seems to take away the bitter taste. My kids love them this way...give it a try! There are red grapefuit now and they might even be a little better.
-Kim

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, we have been gone all day and now I am so stressed to try and visit my Pinkie friends. We did have a fun day and that is something we haven't been able to do with so much company.

Now for your delicious pink post today. I could exist on fruit. I will always choose fruit over any salty snack. Your pics are great. I have never had Lychees before. I will check it out next. Best wishes on your weight loss quest. I gained a few pounds over Christmas. I know it was all those Christmas cookies. smile.

Have a great Sunday.

Hugs and love...Jeanne

G. Bloom said...

Great Post! My mouth is watering for some watermelon! Love all the fruit.
Gina

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Great post on fruit! I could eat a basketful!

Beverly said...

Pink Lady apples are my absolute favorite. Oh my goodness, they are wonderfully delicious.

Good luck, Diane. And, happy Pink Saturday.

Rambling Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by...I thought it would be pretty neat to hear about other items people may buy and share their thoughts. I know I can read reviews online but how do I know they are not from the company who promotes their item. This way at least we all know our bloggin friends will be honest about things. Yeah Mr. Linky is different from most...the one I got looks like most of the others if you click on it.

Molly said...

I have heard of things being lychee scented but I have never seen a lychee before - interesting!

When I was a kid I ate an apple that was pink on the inside - have no clue what it was and I've never found one since!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Diane! My mouth is watering. I am nuts about cold watermelon and this picture I just wanted to reach into!lol I can eat pink grapefruit but not white?? BUT I have to sprinkle a little sugar on it so I guess that kind of defeats the purpose and isn't on the diet??? I've never heard of lyches??(I forgot the spelling and couldn't go back to look?!)lol Any way continued success and luck with your diet! (I've kind of given up until Monday!lol) Sincerely Jeannette

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love grapefruit! It is good to know all the benefits!

Belinda said...

I love fresh fruit! Which isn't to say that I don't dearly love cakes and chocolate too! Knowing the health benefits does make it more encouraging to substitute some fruity goodness for the beckoning chocolatey goodness at times though. :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

Diane...thanks for keeping us up to date on your weight loss. You have passed along so many great tips that I am following!! Be careful with fruit though, some contain a lot of sugar!!

Thanks again & bless your heart!

xoxo
Janie

bj said...

I'm not a big fruit eater...wish I liked it more. I like strawberries and grapefruit but with tons of SUGAR on them...Not a good thing!!
Good luck with your diet....

Shelia said...

Hi Diane, I'm a day late, but tht fruit looks so yummy! Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

lisa said...

Diane

I just love pink grapefruit, a little sprinkling of Splenda, or Stevia makes it sweet without the guilt.

Lisa