How To's & Fruit Tricks

Simple Ways to Incorporate Apples into Your Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

October 11, 2018

“Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” While you’ve probably never heard this expression, you’ve probably heard the proverb it inspired — “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

While we can’t exactly guarantee that eating an apple each day will forever help you to avoid visiting the doctor, there may be a bit more truth to that statement than we thought. One 2011     study found that regular consumption of apples could decrease your risk of a stroke. Another study found that middle-aged adults who ate at least one apple a day had lower levels of bad cholesterol. But regardless of what these studies suggest, there’s no denying that apples are part of a well-balanced diet, that’s why we’re sharing a few tips and recipes that will help you incorporate more apples into your diet. Continue Reading…

Gifting

Perfect Gifts for the Pumpkin Lover

October 8, 2018

Sure, October is the first full month of fall and the month that Halloween and Columbus Day are in, but all of that pales in comparison to the fact that it’s the first month that pumpkins are in season! From pumpkin spice to pumpkin pie, we all have that one friend (or heck, maybe it’s you) who loves all things pumpkin. In honor of the “pumpkin-mania” we’ve all fallen under recently, we’re sharing the different ways you can get the many flavors and decorations that pumpkin has inspired into your home this season. Continue Reading…

How To's & Fruit Tricks

How to Make These Scary Homemade Halloween Treats

October 3, 2018

You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone, adults and kids alike, who doesn’t associate Halloween with candy. But you don’t need a doctor to tell you that the mound of candy kids eat during the Halloween season isn’t good for them. While a little sugar here-and-there is fine, days of Halloween parties leading up to the big day can leave your kids with a week-long sugar rush. Instead of relying solely on regular old candy this season, try (sneakily) adding these monster-inspired snacks into your little one’s next Halloween celebration. Continue Reading…

Advice & Life Tips

October Birthday Fun Facts and Gift Ideas

October 1, 2018

Let us at Fruit Bouquets be the first to say it — happy birthday, October babies! Sure, to some October is all about Halloween and the return of pumpkin spice, but for you, it’s all about your birthday! In honor of your (or your best friend’s) birthday month, we’re sharing a few little-known facts about the first full month of fall and the people born in it. Continue Reading…

Fruit Facts

Nutritious Fall Fruits and Vegetables

September 20, 2018

Yes, the end of summer means saying goodbye to your pool, the beach, and your favorite berries. But there’s a lot more to fall than hayrides and Halloween (though we’re certainly looking forward to those). We’re talking, of course, about all of the incredible fruits and vegetables that come along with the changing of the seasons! But our fall favorites are good for a lot more than just getting us in the autumn spirit, they’re also rich in vitamins and minerals — meaning we can all snack guilt-free! Continue Reading…

Fruit Facts

Healthy Snacks to Pack for School

August 14, 2018

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have a ton to look forward to – there’s apple picking, pumpkin picking, sweater weather and so much more in our futures. But before we can get to enjoying all that, there’s one other thing we have to get through first – the beginning of the back-to-school season.

For children, this entails tasks such as preparing school supplies and finishing summer reading reports, and for parents, this includes organizing drop-off and pick-up schedules, as well as finding lunch and snack ideas for their kids to utilize throughout the week.

Today, we’re here to help with the latter – keep reading for some of our favorite healthy snacks for school.

A multi-ehthnic group of elementary age children are sitting together at a table eating their healthy snacks full of apples, carrots, and celery.

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Desserts, How To's & Fruit Tricks

How To Make Your Own Ice Cream

May 29, 2018

When you think about the summer, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Odds are, it’s ice cream! From kids flagging down the ice cream truck after school to grabbing an ice cream cone at the beach, ice cream and summer have had a long, beautiful relationship with one another. So the next time you’re in the mood for some vanilla bean, skip the supermarket and make your favorite ice cream flavors right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Continue Reading…

Advice & Life Tips

10 Ways To Help Out New Parents

May 26, 2018

There’s no bigger change in a person’s life than the day they become a parent. Suddenly, everything you do no longer revolves around your schedule. Instead, it is all about your little one’s! And while it’s one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, it’s also one of the hardest. If your friend or family member recently had a new baby, here are a few ways you can lend them a helping hand. Continue Reading…

FruitBouquets, Gifting

Graduation Gifts For Him & Her

May 24, 2018

As your graduate prepares to don their cap and gown and walk across the stage, there’s probably a lot going through your head — pride, excitement, and “oh boy, what am I going to get them?” There are few accomplishments in life that rival graduating from school, so a one-of-a-kind gift is exactly what they need to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether they’re graduating from high school, college, or even grad school, here are a few gifts that are sure to say, “congrats grad!” Continue Reading…

National Days & Holidays, Party Food

5 Different Fruit Cocktails to Help You Celebrate National Cocktail Day

May 10, 2018

Whether you’re getting ready for a big party or are just looking to relax by your pool on an exceptionally hot day, having a few fruity cocktail recipes on hand (or in your hand) is never a bad idea. And while there’s nothing wrong with a glass of wine or a martini, experimenting with new ingredients is a fun way to up your barista game (*insert visions of becoming Tom Cruise in Cocktail*). Take advantage of all the fresh produce spring has to offer by adding some fruity touches to your favorite drinks.

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