Today little Squid and I are officially 33 weeks along! According to Babycenter (an absolutely reliable source, I assure you) he should be approximately the size of a pineapple, or 4 pounds. Little do they know that according to the ultrasound he’s already passed that milestone and is heading into 5 pound territory! It is absolutely amazing to me how time has seemed to creep by at a snails pace all these months only to start zooming by now! I have so much to do before our little guy arrives!!! Step one is figuring out what to do with 4 pounds of pineapple…
This brings us to our tip of the day! If you’re like me, you’re endlessly frustrated by the wastefulness of cutting pineapple fresh. What in the world are you supposed to do with that chewy, tough core that seems to make up way too much of your delicious pineapply bounty?
Here are a couple of tricks I’ve learned along the way:
1. Cut the core into chunks and put them in the freezer. When you reach to make yourself a glass of water (or 10, of you’re pregnant) try throwing a couple of pineapple cubes in there instead of ice cubes! Absolutely delicious and a great way to shake up your daily requirement of water.
2. Throw that beauty into a marinade! Add some pressed tofu and you have yourself a fantastic feast!
3. Pineapple core is a great addition to smoothies! Pair with coconut milk and a frozen banana and you’ll feel like you’re vacationing in the tropics. Trust me.
So now that we know what to do with the core the question is what to do with the rest of the pineapple? What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy this most magical fruit?