Win a Fruit Basket from Melissa’s!

Win a Fruit Basket from Melissa’s! Melissa’s, the source for awesome produce gifts, is helping us celebrate National Nutrition Month!

Two lucky fans will win a tropical fruit basket and a copy of Melissa’s 50 Best Plants on the Planet cookbook. And two additional readers will win cookbooks, too! Entry details are below! 

Two Appetite for Health friends will win a tropical fruit basket from Melissa’s (a $67 value) plus a copy of Melissa’s 50 Best Plants on the Planet cookbook (a $35 value)! Enter today if you want in on this great giveaway.

You know how much we love Melissa’s Produce. You can’t beat their products for quality, freshness and great taste. And of course, now that it’s National Nutrition Month, we thought it would be a good time to remind everybody that fresh fruit is the dessert that Mother Nature wants you to eat. It also feeds the craving for a sweet treat (tropical fruit especially registers high on the sweet-stuff scale, in my opinion). When you think about it, fruit is practically perfect! Many fruits come in a single serving “package,” with an edible “wrapper,” and of course, are low in calories, yet high in nutrients. Just check out the picture of the Melissa’s Deluxe Exotic and Tropical Fruit Basket pictured above—who wouldn’t want to get one of these beautiful baskets of unusual fruits delivered right to the door? (Keep this in mind when you’re tempted to bring flowers to your hostess this spring—you know she would rather have this fruit basket.)

The Deluxe Exotic and Tropical Fruit Baskets we’re giving away feature over 7 pounds of luscious, seasonal exotic fruit. Based on availability, the basket may include Asian pears, blood oranges, cherimoyas, baby pineapples, pepino melons, starfruit, coconut, kiwis, passion fruit, mangoes, tamarillos or other fresh and tropical fruits. And the book in our giveaway is also a beauty! Melissa’s 50 Best Plants on the Planet cookbook, is authored by Cathy Thomas, the award-winning food columnist at the Orange County Register. It contains 150 recipes packed with the most nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. (This book would make a great Mother’s Day gift, by the way!)

Want to try and win a tropical fruit basket from Melissa’s? Two friends will win the a basket plus the cookbook—a $102 value! And two more friends will also win cookbooks! Here’s what to do:

First, be sure you’ve signed up for our e-newsletter and “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook. Also, please “Like” Melissa’s Produce on Facebook, too. Then, tell us in the comment section below (not on Facebook) which exotic or tropical fruit is your favorite!  This contest open to U.S. residents. Enter by Friday, March 6th at midnight.

Remember, “extra credit” is given to those who share AFH nutrition or fitness articles on social media–tell us where you shared (a link is handy)! All AFH Terms and Conditions Apply.



  1. Kiwi…

  2. Liked and shared. I love lemon plums, star fruit, mangos, everything. Plus I’m always looking for new fruits to try. Thanks for the give away.

  3. I like mangos! I like both Facebook pages and shared via twitter as jenesparza, facebook, linkedin, and google. I already sign up for the enewsletter

  4. I’m already signed up for your e-newsletter and “Like” Appetite for Health and Melissa’s Produce on Facebook. Mangoes are my favorite tropical fruit! I also share an article

  5. dragon fruit

  6. i’m a boring ole banana lover;) and i love star fruits too.

  7. jeannine drenchek-scavo says:

    we love mangoes and kiwis

  8. jeannine drenchek-scavo says:
  9. mamotts says:

    passion fruit

  10. Love, love, love kiwis.

  11. Love mangos and ugli fruit and kiwis, bananas and would love to try some new ones.

  12. Sena C. says:

    LOVE guava.

  13. Melissa K says:

    My fav is pineapple. I am afraid this article is making me hungry for fruit pizza!

  14. Melissa K says:

    I shared this giveaway on twitter. Here the post:
    Win a Fruit Basket from Melissa’s! – via @Shareaholic

  15. Cynthia Stacey says:

    We love fruit part of a good diet and just yummyyyy

  16. Kristin Troska says:

    I like Melissa’s and AFH on facebook. Mango is my fav.

  17. I love Mango.. <3

  18. Shared on FB.. : )

  19. pineapple……………yummy………..♥

  20. ronda garnett says:


  21. Jennifer F says:

    Toss up between pineapple and kiwis. love them both

  22. Rachel Bowlden says:

    Pineapple is the best fruit ever!

  23. Amy Lynn says:

    My all time fave is Pineapple!
    I shared spring cleaning
    and the Weekend weight gain
    I like you both on FB too :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Stephanie says:

    Pineapple and mango, like both on fb :-) thanks!

  25. I like most fruits. I would like pinapples, mangos and star fruit

  26. Lyndi Malarchuk says:

    I lovelovelove KIWI!! I buy them by the dozen and eat 1 every day. (Ok, sometimes 2!) I have a little thing for starfruit too, but I can never find it anywhere.

    I subscribe to the Appetite for Health newsletter
    I like Appetite for Health on Facebook
    I like Melissa’s Produce on Facebook
    I shared “Burn an Extra 350 Calories a Day…Without Working Out” on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and G+.


  27. My favorite tropical fruit is pineapple.

  28. Joslyn K. says:

    My favorite tropical fruit is a lychee! Most people think they’re a nut but they are actually a tropical and subtropical fruit. They are hard to find sometimes, but the taste is simply amazing! I have liked both pages and shared this via facebook.

  29. Our exotic favorite is the pomegranate – though it is much less exotic these days. :)

  30. I like to make smoothies with all different kinds of fruit – pineapple would give a great flavor.

  31. Jim Kottke says:

    Bananas – because they are so versatile. Whether you’re in the mood for biscuits, bread, cake, pie, smoothie or just plain, bananas are the trick for natural sugar and added potassium that everybody needs. Besides, you don’t need to doctor anything up with bananas. They carry their great flavor by themselves.

  32. Jim Kottke says:

    I am a daily follower of Appetite for Health on Facebook and receive e-mails as well.

  33. Jim Kottke says:

    I “liked” and follow Melissa’s Produce facebook page quite awhile ago.

  34. Jim Kottke says:

    To tell you the truth, I’d be more happy to win the cookbook than the fruit. There’s just too many good fruit choices out there to fit in one basket. I’ve also liked and shared this contest on facebook.

  35. Haven’t found a fruit I do not like. I eat a banana every day, but enjoy many other fruits like pineapples, melons and berries

  36. Good Monday morning, AFH friends!

    Here are the lucky winners of the Melissa’s tropical fruit baskets and cookbooks!

    Basket plus cookbook: Amy Lynn and Krista G!
    Cookbook: Jebbie and Raymond!

    Winners, check your inbox for an email from me with info on how to claim your prize (also check your spam folder too just in case). I’ll need to hear back from you within 48 hours please.

    Didn’t win today? Do NOT give up! We always have a great giveaway going on –check out today’s new freebie post and enter!

  37. Hi Kit! I still haven’t heard back from you yet- tried msg on FB and to the email from the newsletter. I am really excited to try Melissa’s Fruit basket and I don’t want to miss out! Please let me know what I need to do next Thank you!!!

  38. Pineapple and mango, like both :)

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