Sunday, September 08, 2013

Fresh Pineapple… How to Prepare and Ideas for Eating

It had been some time since we enjoyed a fresh pineapples in our kitchen, but we have had 2 of them very recently… about 2 weeks apart. 

Fresh pineapple is so delicious, but I think I always am afraid it is going to be too messy, or that there will be too much of it and it will go to waste.


I am happy to say I was wrong on both counts!

First, The Captain prepped both of them in the following manner:

1.  Cut the top (leafy) end off.

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2. Cut the bottom end off.

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3. Stand the pineapple on end and slice off the brown skin, and make sure to remove the spiky bits around the ‘eyes’.

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4. Lay it on an edge and cut it in half lengthwise.  Skip this step if you want to have round rings/slices.

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5. Slice each piece crosswise as thin as you like.

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Some pineapples have tough core sections, while others don’t. so cut away the core if yours is one of the tougher ones.

It will stay nicely in a covered container in your refrigerator for 2 or 3 days,as you find lots of ways to enjoy it.

Second… here are some ideas to eat up that fresh pineapple:

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Mixed into an Asian-style slaw.

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Added to homemade Hawaiian pizza… check out my low-carb grain free flax crust.

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Mixed with other fresh fruit… here banana slices and blueberries.

And of of course you just eat the slices just as they are!

Fresh pineapple is a Weight Watcher’s best friend.  It is a zero P+ food on the program and comes in at only 76 calories, with 2 g of fibre, for a whole cup!  You’re welcome.

What’s your favorite way to eat fresh pineapple?


  1. I love fresh pineapple! And it's great to see this tutorial on slicing them, b/c I am not so hot at it!

    for literally seven years and 7 months the child has hated pineapple (whatever)
    Yesterday she decided she loves it and "MAMA CAN WE BUY A WHOLE BIG ONE?"

    thank you!

  3. I LOVE fresh pineapple!!! It was my go to snack this summer!!! We always had a pineapple in the cart at the grocery store!

  4. I love pineapple! Totally reminds me of summer :) I love combining pineapple with anything coconut! So good!

  5. I love pineapple fresh cut into big slices! Pineapple is my favorite fruit, even though it is a pain in the butt to cut sometimes!


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