Monday, March 20, 2017

Freeze Dried Fruits from

Good morning! Welcome to a new week, and the first day of spring.

What are you having for breakfast? Please say it isn't sugary cereal! Nothing wrong with some good whole grains for breakfast, just ditch the sugar. You can customize one yourself at, which now has more options...

I have always adored dried fruit. I used to seriously eat pounds of dried pineapple. Our local market would let us buy it in 20 lb bags from them at wholesale price, it was awesome! My first pregnancy turned me off it and since going sugar-free I haven't looked back. I still occasionally indulge in unsweetened varieties like apricots, raisins, dates, figs and prunes, but lets face it, dried fruit should be eaten in moderation not just because they are super high in natural sugar and calories, but they can do major damage to your teeth and, um, your digestive tract, in large quantities.

An increasingly popular alternative to dried fruit is freeze dried fruit. It is much lower in calories, usually unsweetened and not as risky for your teeth or tummy. Though after eating a bag of freeze dried blueberries on the plane once, I can tell you that they can get pretty messy (my hand was purple for 2 days!).

As a fan of yummy, crispy freeze dried fruit, I was thrilled to give's new line of them a try. They have a good selection including strawberries, raspberries, orange, mango, banana, blackberries and peaches.

Since I choose my mix for the girls' tastes last time, I made this one all about me. I selected their high fibre oatmeal as a base and then went right for the freeze fried fruits and got them all except orange and banana.

Wouldn't you know it, when it arrived, the girls complained about how unfair it is that I was saving this one for myself! I haven't decided yet if I will share with those rat bags what is left.

I tried it mixed with vanilla yogurt and blueberries and love, love, love it! My favorite things are the freeze dried berries, which I find have much more flavour than the other fruits.

I am now dreaming up other ways to use it and am thinking that making a fruity oatmeal cookie might be in order!

In any case, if you are looking for a healthy snack or yummy breakfast treat, customize yourself a cereal mix and . Its pretty lux, so if its beyond your own budget, I think it makes a great gift for the special cereal lover in your life.

Disclosure: sent me a complimentary sample, but all opinions on this blog are my own.

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