New Year’s resolutions to make healthy changes are in full swing, and everyone’s motivation is probably starting to waver a bit! It’s not always easy to make changes in your diet (or physical activity), but it’s so worth it. As a household we have been embracing a “real food challenge,” and have definitely had our own struggles making changes, especially creating healthy snacks the boys get excited about!
One thing I have been doing to keep everyone excited and motivated (especially the kids) is working on our food presentation and making healthier versions of their favorite treats. They love ice cream, so I have been making “sundaes” (really a healthy snack!) with plain greek yogurt and fun toppings that they have been loving. They get so excited about their “healthy dessert!”
Today I am sharing a recipe for Plum Perfect Sundaes. Sunsweet Plum Amazins make the perfect “sundae” topping and they provide a great dose of fiber for everyone! The Plum Amazins have a low glycemic index and less sugar than their craisin and raisin counterparts. They provide a good dose of potassium and may play a role in building healthier bones.
Dr. Bahram H. Arjmandi of Florida State University says, “Dried plums (prunes) are the most bone-friendly fruit that I have seen in decades. They are nature’s solution to maintaining good bone health.” Dr. Arjmandi hypothesizes that the many compounds and nutrients contained in prunes, such as vitamin K, potassium, copper and boron, likely work synergistically to have this positive effect. Additional research is currently being conducted to learn more about prunes and bone health.
We have enjoyed the Plum Amazins and prunes as toppings on yogurt and cereal and as a great addition to our homemade trail mix. The Light Plum Smart juice is also a nice addition to a healthy morning breakfast.
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