And we’re back with another Healthy Food Friday for you all, brought to you by myself and American Express! It’s already the last Friday of June and summer is in full-swing. So, how about a little tutorial for you.

Often people tell me they are intimated to buy certain foods (specifically fruits) because cutting them is a pain. Pineapples are hands-down one of my favorite refreshing fruits to cut up during the summer months. It is delightfully sweet, and super refreshing. Now, don’t be intimidated on how to cut one of them. I’ve shown you two ways below, AND how to pick the perfect pineapple!HFF_PINEAPPLEHOWTOCUTAPINEAPPLEHowto_pineapple2Pineapple10Howto_pineapple3

Looking for a pineapple corer? Find it here! And now… how to pick a nice fresh pineapple?

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Aroundtheweb

Pina Colada Protein Smoothie

Indian Coconut Pineapple Shrimp from The Healthy Maven

Grilled Pineapple Salsa from Everyday Southwest 

Pineapple Bacon Bites from And Love It Too

Tropical Pork and Pineapple Kebobs from Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Savory Pineapple Salad from An Edible Mosaic 

Indian Pineapple Cauliflower Rice from Stupid Easy Paleo

Pineapple Jalapeño Popsicles from The View from Great Island 

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers from Against All Grain

Pineapple Guacamole from Running to the Kitchen

Pineapple Cucumber Salad from Mom on Time Out 

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What is your favorite summer fruit?