Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We Actually Rotisseried a Pineapple.

Apparently 'rotisseried' is not a real verb, but that's what we did. I got a sweet little recipe that said that I should simply marinate the pineapple in brown sugar and lime. And so I did. And whoa, that's a good combination! Then we took the pineapple and stuck it on the rotisserie. I'll admit that I have a set-it-and-forget-it rotisserie. But it's hard to forget because they're sort of mesmerizing. So that's how we got our pineapple in yesterday. Even though we marinated it in the sugar, not alot of that sugar ended up on the pineapple (at least that's what I"m telling myself).

Here's the abbreviated version of today's research, and why pineapples rock the house:
1. They're aid in digestion. It's suggested to have a little slice of pineapple after eating if you want to help out with all kinds of tummy problems.
2. Lots of beta carotene means they help fight macular degeneration and other eye problems.
3. Lots of vitamin C means good prevention for coughs and colds.
4. They're a natural anti-inflammatory. That's great news for people who suffer from arthritis and sinusitis.
5. They reduce the risk of blood clots.

If you want to hear more about all this wonderfulness, then read this article.

And now you know. I had no stinkin' clue that pineapple was so good for you. I mean, they are sort of delicious, so how can they possibly be that healthy?!

As with most healthy foods, they are best unaltered. But whatever, I need some dressing up. Yesterday Will had some crushed pineapple on some cottage cheese. And then when he saw me soaking the pineapple in sugar he said, "If you put sugar on it then it's not healthy anymore." Who is this kid?! Another way to dress them up is to save some of that grilled pineapple and put it on some oatmeal in the morning. It was a great idea if I do say so myself, but it didn't work out because we ate the whole thing! Here are some recipes that star our precious pineapple:

Grilled Malibu Chicken
Pineapple Chicken

Pineapple Pie. mmmmm.... I'm sure the bad stuff in here cancels out the good stuff, but everybody needs a good pie recipe.
And if you want a healthier sweet tooth option, check out last week's Sweet Tooth Sunday episode.

1 comment:

  1. i found your blog via ohdeedoh and am already in love! looking forward to following your journey into finding out what's really nutritious, while still loving sugar. and i will be rotissering a pineapple tonight.