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Welcoming Spring with Chiquita Bananas!

Cooking Lovers

March 31st 2020 ・ 10 min reading

After the cold weather months, the grey skies are finally saying goodbye.

It’s time to welcome the sunshine, the blooming flowers, and blue skies. It’s time to say hello Spring!

It’s time to come out of social hibernation and make the most of the longer days and rising temperatures.  Springtime means less screen time and more outside time! Here are some of Chiquita’s favorite springtime activities to help you embrace spring with open arms.

  1. Outdoor exercising:
    Take a break from the gym and get active outdoors. The fresh air will put an extra spring in your step. Go for a run or go for a bike ride. Plus, spring weather is the best outdoor exercising weather−not too hot, and not too cold. The perfect mix of crisp air and rays of sunshine on your skin will make you feel energized! Don’t forget to snack on a Chiquita banana after your exercise. Bananas are full of potassium which can help prevent cramps!
  2. Put bird feeders out:
    It’s not possible to spend all our time outside when we have responsibilities to be fulfilled indoors. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t stay in touch with nature from the inside. Install a bird feeder in your backyard and bring nature to you.
  3. Go on a picnic:
    Pack a picnic and go the closest park. Bring a book to read, or better yet, bring a friend and share a meal together in the fresh air. Picnics are such a simple way to brighten up our day while turning mealtime into a adventure. Don’t forget to pack some Chiquita Banana Cinnamon Bread. We’re sure you will find it hard to believe that not only are they delicious, but they’re also healthy!
  4. Plant a garden:
    Reconnect the whole family with nature by planting a garden. Show your children how a tiny can seed can be grown into a delicate flower or even into fresh and nurturing produce. It’s not only a way of providing fresh food for your family, but it’s a chance to work together and bond.
  5. Have a barbecue:
    What better way to welcome the warmer weather than the first barbecue of the season? Invite your friends and neighbors and enjoy good company with even better food. Try out grilled bananas on the barbecue. It’s nice to mix up your barbecue menu an also to have a healthy alternative that suits all dietary needs. As a side dish, make sure you serve a Chiquita Banana Shrimp Salad, it will be a sure-fire hit with all your guests.
  6. Go stargazing:
    Lie down and watch as the stars fill the night sky. Try to spot some consolations and let your imagination run wild. Stargazing is a magical activity for all ages. This activity can be romantic, peaceful, educational and so much more, it just depends on who you decide to share it with. We have a special recipe for such a special activity. Try out our decadent Chiquita Banana Tahini Truffles. Yes, the night sky is impressive, but this recipe might just top it!

Get out and enjoy the spring sunshine! Share with us your favorite Springtime activities by using #ChiquitaBanana

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