23 April, 2012

Ensalada de Fruta Fresca


I am going to go out on a limb and hope that at least more than half of you, dear readers, know who the Wiggles are.  If you don’t, I’ll give you the safe dinner-party summary—the Wiggles are (were?) a group of fully-grown men (I repeat: fully-grown men, some about to turn 60) from Australia that had their own TV show and sang songs for children.  (If you do know who the Wiggles are, do we all agree that Murray –red Wiggle—was the most adorable?)

While not for me, I do remember sitting about one day with my sister and watching them sing a catchy song in Spanish about fresh fruit salad.  And I liked it.  So much, that I still remember the lyrics to this day, and when I titled this post, I squealed and looked up the video on YouTube.  It’s too much magic to handle.

My sister and I have been attempting lately to eat much healthier than we usually do (pizza, ice cream, bread, tortillas, tortillas, tortillas) to see what changes this brings about.  We’ve also been exercising quite a lot (I’ve found that it helps if you pretend you’re training to represent your district at the Hunger Games), hoping this will motivate us to actually do things during the summer.

But it makes me feel accomplished.  Like I’m weary for the right reasons.


  1. Haha as if I don't know who the Wiggles are! I'm pretty sure they're still around, doing their thing.

    I think eating fruit is the only healthy thing I do properly in my life. I've got to try working out while pretending to be training for the Hunger Games, though, that's a really good idea.

  2. I always wondered if little (or not-so-little) Australian "acts" did very well overseas... I guess they did! I went to see The Wiggles when I was (MUCH) younger! and had their songs on cassette tape. awwww, the good old days.

    that fruit looks so good.

  3. Yum fruit salad! I always sing that song when I eat it too!
    As to the working out, I do the same, except I pretend to be a character in a tamora pierce book!

  4. That looks like one fruit salad I’d actually eat :p Good tip about exercising and thinking it’s training for The Hunger Games lol. Except I’d probably never reach Katniss’s level of fitness :)

  5. Ahhh, that looks great! Love the heart shape of the strawberries.

    xx Romy


  6. The fruit salad looks delicious, and good for you for exercising more!
    Hello from a new follower :) I adore you writing style, it's so enjoyable and engaging.
    R xx

  7. Good luck with the exersise thingie, I usually give up after 10 minutes... Stupid exersise.
    xx we are purple

  8. I thought the title seemed familiar, then I realized it's the same as this version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmR7G208ug4 !

    Ha ha, gotta love that song. It's nice you and your sister are exercising. Is that the effect Hunger Games has on people? I've been motivated to exercise as well recently. Katniss, you sexy thang.

  9. I love the way how did You make this salad ! Kiss x


  10. Ahh the Wiggles! They went on tour in the UK a few years ago and my friend worked at their merchandise stand - it was an education for both of us as she'd never heard of them before having to sell Featherswords and other such things to really excited kids!

    The fruit looks amazing! So yum - I love the idea of the hunger games as healthy inspiration!

  11. Oh the Wiggles!!

    All of these fruit dishes look incredible. While my eating habits haven't been the very best lately, my roommate and I have been going rock-climbing every day. Have you ever tried it before? I may be biased, but I think it's one of the best work outs. :)

    1. Oh my gosh, that sounds so genius and so much fun!

  12. I get it - the HUNGER games! But seriously, that is an awesome idea & I'm so jealous that you have a sister to work out and plan healthy meals with.


    The Wiggles used to wake me up in the morning, great guys? Haha. I just started my first diet...for the first time, today so this looks so tasty..and strawberries rule everything. Seriously.

  14. I'm a fruitholic!I love love love fruits :)))
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  15. Fruit salad, yummy yummy.. (a line from one of their songs) of my god! My kids loves them and I just do not get it.. what is the appeal..

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  17. Whew, fruitsalads are the best. I still need to work on that exercising more often like you're doing... but the food is getting healthier and healthier :)

  18. Yummy, I love strawberries! :)
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    annchica ♥


  19. Wow, yum! I love the love heart you made with the strawberries <3

  20. This is fantastic - the fruit salad looks delicious! I don't do nearly enough exercise, but it always feels great afterwards, a real accomplishment.

  21. That fruit salad looks delightful & so perfect for summer! Good luck with your exercise & eating goals; I've just finished my nutrition degree so I fully promote all things healthy haha :) As for the Wiggles, I've only recently discovered them, because my little niece loves that show (admittedly it drives me crazy haha).

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

  22. GOSH!!!! Esa ensalada de fruta fresca no solo se ve hermosa, sino que también deliciosa!! Yo podría vivir comiendo fruta!
    A mi a la ensalada de fruta me gusta agregarle un poco de zumo de naranja y un poquito de azúcar, yummy!!!

  23. OH my god the sliced up banana in the skin! it looks so cute like that. mmmmm strawberries <3

  24. This looks super tasty! It makes me want to eat the rest of the fruit in my apartment!


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