Monday, February 1, 2010

Eat the fur

I admit it. I was skeptical at first when my very smart and very trustworthy trainer told me to eat the skin on a kiwi. I thought, sure, it might be healthy, but I imagined it nearly impossible to bite through. Then, I'd have to struggle to get it down to my stomach, as it scratched and tickled on the way down.

But, anything is worth a try. And, kiwis are so healthy and it's such a pain to peel the skin. So, what the heck, I took a bite, skin and all. And I was surprised. Really surprised. I didn't even taste the fur. The experience reminded me of eating a peach, which is entirely delish.

My kids even tried, and loved it. Oh, and that Mikey kid from the Life cereal ads of my generation eats anything compared to my daughter. Who, by the way, won't eat Life cereal.

So, here's the actual conversation following eating something that seemed gross, but wasn't:

A: Mommy, hurry! Now can I have some peanut butter and toast?
Me: Why?
A: Because I want to try something else I don't like.

Kids. If only they came with a secret decoder ring. But, at least we have this healthy snack. And, stay tuned. We're doing things differently in the nutrition front.


Jen said...

Oh my goodness! i never woul dhave guessed that they taste good!! next time i'll have to try it out! (beautiful photo BTW!)

Ali said...

I guess it's just like eating any other skin on fruit. Although I have to say, I'm not sure I fancy eating an Orange like an apple lol.

Did your trainer say why it was good to eat the skin?

Ali said...

I tried this today and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Kinda reminded me of Apple skin. Thank you Julie for encouraging me to try something new :o)

Hayley said...

Cute story, gotta love kids :)

Laura Lynne Photography said...

this is adorable. :) never tried that - will have to give it a go! :)

Alicia said...

I just laughed out loud! So funny.

MJ Volkers said...

I've never heard to eat the skin of kiwi. I am intrigued and will have to try it now. I'm curious, too, why it is good to eat?