Eat Your Way Healthy
Come for the antioxidants, stay for the deliciousness. These summer snacks hit all the right spots!
BLACKBERRY ORANGE YOGURT POPS
Pulse 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt, 2Tbsp honey (or agave syrup or your favorite sweetener), and 1 cup blackberries in a food processor until broken down but still chunky. In a small bowl, whisk 2Tbsp each yogurt and honey with finely grated zest of one orange (about 2Tbsp) until smooth. Alternate spoonfuls of yogurt mixtures into ice pop molds, then use a toothpick to create a swirl pattern. Insert sticks and freeze overnight.
NUTRITION (per pop): 100 cal, 2 g pro, 20 g carb, 2 g fiber, 17.5 g sugars (14 g added sugars), 2 g fat (1 g sat fat), 7 mg chol, 25 mg sodium
BERRY OAT CRUMBLE BARS
ACTIVE 10 MIN. TOTAL 50 MIN. MAKES 16
1 lb berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or a combination), coarsely chopped
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp cornstarch
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup coconut oil
½ cup whole-wheat flour
½ cup white rice flour
½ cup rolled old-fashioned oats
½ cup coconut sugar
½ cup walnuts
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp kosher salt
1. In a medium bowl, toss berries with vinegar and cornstarch.
2. Heat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-in. square baking pan with parchment, leaving an overhang on two sides.
3. In a food processor, pulse remaining ingredients to form coarse crumbs. Press half the mixture into the prepared pan, then spread berries gently across the surface to form an even layer. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture and press into pan.
4. Bake until top is golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan. Use the overhangs to transfer to a cutting board and cut into 16 squares. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
NUTRITION (per bar): 225 cal, 3 g pro, 26 g carb, 3 g fiber, 9.5 g sugars (7.5 g added sugars), 13 g fat (8.5 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 35 mg sodium
GRILLED BREAD WITH GOAT CHEESE AND BERRIES
Toss together 3 cups mixed berries (sliced if large) and 2 tsp fresh lime juice. Spread 1/2 cup goat cheese (at room temp) on four 1-in.-thick slices country bread (grilled) and spoon berries on top. Sprinkle with 2Tbsp small mint leaves and 11/2Tbsp chopped candied ginger.
NUTRITION (per piece): 220 cal, 7 g pro, 38 g carb, 6 g fiber, 10.5 g sugars (3 g added sugars), 5.5 g fat (2.3 g sat fat), 18 mg chol, 220 mg sodium