Pro-tip: Orange Slices

Sometimes, you just want fruit candy that isn’t made out of gelatin or really strong-flavored. Anyone else in that boat? For that reason, I suggest to you the obvious: freeze fruit in slices.

Now, duh, you may say. But duh is the point! Frozen fruit can be good, even if its not an cube. It just tastes good. It is sweet but not fake. If you take a small amount of frozen fruit, approximately the same amount of candy as you would eat, and unfreeze it a little (in the winter; it’s better mostly frozen in the summer for obvious heat reasons), then it can fill the same purpose as candy. People crave flavors, they don’t crave things 99.99% percent of the time. You can eat a jolly rancher, or you can take an orange with the peel on, cut off the peel like you’re adding beveled-edges to a diamond (as in, cut off the rind like you are trying to preserve as much orange possible while still cutting off small slices of peel). You will come out with most of an orange, still intact, still in segments. On your cutting board, cut it into small slices, about a centimeter thick or less. Then, cut them into fourths. Freeze it.

At that point, you are basically at bite size. Once it is frozen, it will be crunchy, taste sweet and mellow, and be the exact same thing as a fresh orange, but frozen. If you can eat vegetables or fruit because you have to fresh, or you do it frozen, or in juice, etc., the goal is to just eat it, with as many as the same nutrients as you would have eaten otherwise. That is why you could juice your vegetables if you are lazy like me, because you can drink like 3 at once, and just get it over with. Health really doesn’t have to be so complicated if you take advantage of what already exists and use it to your advantage.


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I am a second-grade teacher and pastor-to-be who loves people. I spend my weekends with friends or wandering the museums of DC alone and with a journal, trying to put words on the places of the soul that still feel wordless. I spent most of my days at school trying to learn patience through my students and running on sheer nerdy passion. I follow Jesus Christ, and savor that as my most important identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.

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