I pack nuts and whole-grain cereal (hot and cold) in my office desk and power bars in my purse. Why? So I’m prepared should I need a satisfying snack to tide me over.
Sometimes you are caught in traffic or you need to work past the lunch hour on a project. Things happen, but hunger waits for no one. The key to a great snack is choosing a “whole food” (not processed) that contributes calories along with nutrients and some fiber.
Now I’m adding some bags of dried fruit to my office snack stash. Sun Maid offers a wonderful dried fruit option with 3 grams of fiber per 1/4 cup serving — Sun Maid Mixed Fruit.
Sweet apricots, plums, tasty pears and apples are ripened by the sun then dried and packed in foil-fresh zipper bags. The result is super moist and delicious dried mixed fruit you can snack on right from the bag.
Each 1/4-cup serving also contributes 100 calories, 26 grams carbohydrates, 290 mg potassium, 4% daily value of vitamin A and iron, in addition to many phytochemicals.
Sun Maid has two other dried fruit options with 2 grams of fiber per 1/4 cup serving — Goldens & Cherries and Fruit Bits.
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