How to make kid-friendly, tasty fruit leather with 4 ingredients

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One of my favorite things about fall is apple season. Apples are crisp and sweet and make for a great grab-and-go snack. They are also packed full of cancer-protective nutrients like fiber and the flavonoid quercetin, an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties.

This year I decided to do something different with my bundle of apples and make homemade fruit leather. Fruit leather is a great snack for any age, but is a particularly good kid-friendly alternative to fruit rollups.

Traditional fruit rollups contain almost no real fruit – the first two ingredients are corn syrup and sugar, followed by a small amount of fruit concentrate and a list of unknown additives (e.g. acetylated monoglycerides). Read more… “How to make kid-friendly, tasty fruit leather with 4 ingredients”

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    5-Minute Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

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    Although most of us know the importance of eating a solid breakfast every morning, busy schedules can make it hard to set the time aside. Grabbing a bar or a banana can provide a quick fix, but often leave you feeling lethargic and hungry soon after.

    Overnight oats are one of my weekday favorites because they are hearty and satisfying and can be grabbed while running out the door – even after hitting the snooze button a few extra times. They also only take 5 minutes of prep time the night before. Read more… “5-Minute Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats”

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      In 10 minutes, swap that cold-cut sandwich for this veggie wrap

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      Give yourself a midday energy boost by swapping out a traditional cold cut sandwich for these bright, flavorful chickpea and avocado wraps.

      Many sandwiches leave you feeling lethargic and weighed down. The refined carbohydrates in white bread break down quickly in your body, leading to a temporary rise in blood glucose (sugar), followed by a quick crash. This crash is apt to leave you tired and lethargic – the last thing that is going to help you power through the rest of your day. Additionally, most sandwiches are made with cured meats, which may lead to increased cancer risk.

      VeggieWraps Sonja Aug16 CroppedI love these chickpea avocado wraps as an alternative because they are tasty and satisfying without weighing you down.

      Read more… “In 10 minutes, swap that cold-cut sandwich for this veggie wrap”

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