We’re 3 weeks into the new year, how is everyone’s diet or healthier eating habits going? My eating is finally getting back to where it should be and my pants are starting to reward me by giving me a little wiggle room. One of the hardest challenges for me is having plenty of healthy snacks on hand so that when hunger hits I reach for something wholesome and healthy rather than garbage. These Prune Breakfast Cookies are on the top of my list of favorite healthy snacks in the new year!
Let me guess, you saw the word prune and suddenly you were turned off or thought that a 95 year old woman was writing this. Well, up until recently I had the same feelings, that was until I tried Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Diced Prunes. These perfectly diced sweet prunes are chewy and great for snacking or adding into baked goods, like these Prune Breakfast Cookies.
Let’s talk about the health benefits of prunes. Vitamin K, potassium, copper and boron, likely work together to make these dried plums (prunes) ideal for healthy bones. Prunes are full of potassium which is great for helping to prevent hypertension and strokes. Potassium is also great for regulating fluid balance which can help relieve bloating. Prunes are high in fiber which helps keep us full longer and helps us avoid those sugary and fatty snacks. The most obvious health benefit and I’m sure the one we are all aware of, is that prunes help to keep us regular. Yup I said it, they keep things moving through our digestive tract. I’m sure we’ve all had the unpleasant experience of being “backed up”, not fun! Luckily prunes are here to save the day!
Enough of the TMI talk, let’s move on to the cookies. I always like when I can have a cookie for snacking or breakfast and it is perfectly healthy and acceptable! These Prune Breakfast cookies are packed with healthy ingredients and they taste incredible! The cookies are 100% whole wheat and refined sugar free. They are sweetened purely by maple syrup and the Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Diced Prunes. The fat in the cookies is also slimmed down thanks to unsweetened applesauce and Greek yogurt. The cookies are slightly cakey and chewy, sort of a cross in texture between a muffin and a cookie. They are the perfect size for a grab and go breakfast or an afternoon snack. Prune Breakfast Cookies are an easy way to keep those New Year’s resolutions to snack and eat healthy. Focusing on healthy snacks is an easy way to improve the quality of your diet, especially when you add the feel good fruit, Sunsweet® prunes to your favorite snacks!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.