I know it may seem odd to some, but I love prunes. They are like a tasty fruit candy. So, I figured I would try the dark chocolate covered prunes. Sunsweet likes to call them dried plums because it sounds better.
They are a slightly healthier raisinet. Prunes have a much higher antioxidant capacity than raisins do. But, other than that there is no health difference. They both contain a processed dark chocolate product coating on the outside. And the texture seems a little plastic-y.
I still enjoy them because it makes me feel like I am getting more antioxidants!
Discovered this kale spinach dip at Trader Joe’s:
I was leery because I have had some Greek yogurt dips that have not been that great. But, this was fantastic. Loved it! It is loaded with bits of vegetables, and only 30 calories per 2 Tbsp–although, I probably eat about 100 calories worth of it every time I eat it. Perfect to dip veggies in!
I could probably re-create this. The key is to add a little bit of mayonnaise.
- Frozen blueberries, thawed, on the bottom (can use fresh if you have them)
- 1 thick layer of plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 packet of stevia sprinkled on top of the yogurt
- Strawberry slices on top of the yogurt (perfect time of year–they are in season)
- Sprinkle of cereal (or dry oats) and nuts on top
I put it in the Tupperware so that I can tote it with me in the car to eat on the way to work. It is perfect because you get healthy fruit, healthy carbohydrates, plenty of fiber, and a protein source.
Do you have some more healthy snack ideas?