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How To Cut Pineapple Like A Pro

This past weekend I was at the grocery store after my evening anti-gravity yoga class. Although I was completely sweaty, rockin a messy bun, and workout gear clad, I happily hit up the produce section ready to stock my cart full of fresh fruits and veggies. Browsing I just happened to notice how expensive the pre cut fruit was compared to whole fruit. I was totally shocked and wondered why in the hell would anyone buy the pre cut fruit over the whole fruit. After scooping up a whole watermelon and pineapple I realized that there must be two reasons. 1) You think you don't have the time and 2.) You think you don't know how. Today I'm going to help you out a little and prove to you that you do have the time and you certainly will know how by the end of this post!

1.) To see if your pineapple is ripe and ready to be devoured, simply pull a leaf from the top. If it comes out easily, it is good to go!
*Tip: To make sure the sweet and delicious juices are distributed evenly amongst the pineapple, put it upside down in the fridge for about a half of an hour. The reason for this is because when pineapples sit upright all the sweet juice runs to the bottom and that would end up being the only sweet part of the fruit (we don't want that).

2.) After refrigerating, grab a hold of the top leaves with one hand and the base of the pineapple with your other hand and twist. The leaves should pop right out!

3.) Slice about 1/4" off the top of the pineapple and 1/4" off the bottom of the pineapple (throw out the two 1/4" pieces). Stand the Pineapple upright and with your sharpened knife carefully slice downward shaving the skin off of the fruit.

4.) Use the back of a potato peeler and scoop out all of those hard brown crater looking things.

5.) Now you are all set! Put your pineapple on its side and slice your fruit to the thickness of your liking.

6.) Yummy delicious pineapple is right at your finger tips for half the price of your pre cut and packaged tropical goodness! Enjoy.
If you are not eating this right away just toss your pieces into a ziplock freezer bag in the fridge and enjoy at another time (this is where the 'I don't have time' excuse comes into play. You do have time! Just slice it up the day before or the morning you plan on eating it and pull it out of the fridge when you are craving something delicious and healthy.)

Do you normally purchase pre sliced fruit or do you cut it up yourself?



  1. I have always shied away from pineapple, opting for the can instead. This looks so much easier than I thought it would be. Thanks!


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