Creativity Goes A Long Way Over the Holidays!

With the holiday season in full effect, there’s no better time than NOW to activate our second chakra – creativity!

It’s always refreshing to present whole and fresh foods in a creative way, in order to please our eyes and entice us into wanting
to consume the food. This couldn’t ring more true when it comes to feeding children, as I write from personal experience as a
Nutritionist and mother of two!

Whether you are attending a function or hosting one, a great alternative to presenting fruit on a fruit platter is to create a
beautiful fruit arrangement using skewers and a vase/pot, and I have found this is so much more visually appealing! Presenting
your guests with a beautifully crafted array of fruits (and/or vegetables) is a fun and nutritious addition as part of your overall
holistic entertaining experience. Not only is this unique dessert perfect for adults, but the presentation is charming for children
as well!

Fruits and vegetables should make up 50%-60% of our diet. 2 They provide us with high-water-content, fiber, and nutrients
such as vitamins A and C. 1 As with all foods, try to purchase organic to minimize the amount of pesticides you consume.
Any size vase or flower pot will work, as long as it has a little depth, in order to hold the fruit securely without everything
toppling over! You can create basic arrangements but you can also have so much fun with this and get super creative. Utilizing
different fruits and even adding vegetables and other decoration pieces to the mix, will add colour and variety to the

A little tip/trick for the holiday season: The arrangement can also be made with fruits dipped in chocolate, shredded coconut
and/or sprinkles, which will give your arrangement that sparkle and holiday/festive feel.

I’ve even given particular arrangements FUN names to highlight a specific fruit:

Pomegranate Party:
Nature’s candy makes a pretty sweet addition to any fruit arrangement
Contains antioxidants that fight free radicals in your body from toxin exposure 

Grapevine: All things grapes, with the addition of raisins (dried grapes)
Contains good fiber content, vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, manganese 

Melon Mayhem: Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe and Watermelon (tip: consume melon on its own to avoid abdominal gas and bloating)
Contains calcium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C 

Pineapple Passion:
Contains bromelain, allowing for good digestion and reducing inflammation
Contains vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese 

Strawberry Sensation:
Contains vitamin C, iron, potassium 

You can rest assured that you won’t feel guilty about serving a not-so-healthy treat to your guests. They will enjoy devouring
the fruits just as much as you enjoyed putting it together! Presentation is a key component of adding pizzazz to your event!
Your guests will remember this entertaining trick for a long time!


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