During the winter, when finding good quality, affordable fresh fruits can be a challenge, dried fruits are a great alternative. They are more affordable and contain almost the same amount of fiber and nutrients such as vitamin A, B and C, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

While dried fruits are nutritious, remember the following…

  1. Be mindful of your serving size! Dried fruit contains natural sugars, which can add up if you get carried away.
  2. Choose a no-sugar-added variety. Natural sugars found in fruit are healthy for you. Excess added sugar intake can spike our blood sugar and also lead to weight gain.

Try our Trail Mix recipe, it has the perfect amount of dried fruit for a healthy snack!