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Dried fruit/berries as mobile snack?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 06, 2013 at 5:49 AM

I understand that too much sugar is bad and that dried fruit/berries contain high concentrations of sugar. I also understand that dried fruit/berries are easy to overconsume. However, I'd love to have a carb filled snack that doesn't spoil within a few days.

I'm considering buying organic freeze-dried strawberries and then limiting myself to a handful before and after exercising. If I drank a few gulps of water at the same time, shouldn't this be the same as eating normal strawberries? Could this negatively affect me at all?

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on January 20, 2013
at 05:22 PM

The nuts keep the cherries separated and fluff up the mix. The cherries also coat up with hazelnut husks and reduce the mess.

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on January 20, 2013
at 05:19 PM

I mix my dried cherries half and half with roasted hazelnuts, then dole them out in small portions. Good with a cup of tea or coffee.

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on January 20, 2013
at 02:52 PM

Another possibility to consider is dried unsweetened sour cherries. I mention them because they are so flavourful, I find it doesn't take to many to hit the spot (I'm not tempted to go on and on eating them).

Why not portion out your fruit & nuts in single serving containers, if you are concerned about overconsuming.

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on January 20, 2013
at 05:22 PM

The nuts keep the cherries separated and fluff up the mix. The cherries also coat up with hazelnut husks and reduce the mess.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on January 20, 2013
at 05:19 PM

I mix my dried cherries half and half with roasted hazelnuts, then dole them out in small portions. Good with a cup of tea or coffee.

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on January 06, 2013
at 08:58 AM

I believe the only thing to be the potential problem is the high amount of sugar.

Perhaps you can do a fruit and nut blend, so that you eat less of the fruit, and also get healthy fats in!

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on January 21, 2013
at 03:18 AM

Cranberries are low in sugar and high in carbs compared to other dried fruits. Trick is finding them without added sugar.

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on January 21, 2013
at 03:13 AM

Have them mixed with unsweetened coconut flakes!

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on January 20, 2013
at 03:18 PM

If you want to lower the sugar per serving but still have a sweet and tasty snack, why don't you mix the fruit with something else like nuts? Or you could process them together and make home-made lara bars. Dates, nuts and a tbsp of cacao powder in a processor, smush together and refrigerate. Yumm!

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