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Dessert (Or Breakfast) Swap


Peaches are my favorite fruit. My dad was raised on a fruit farm and so I attribute my love (obsession) with fruits to growing up with an endless supply of them. There’s not a single fruit I don’t LOVE, but peaches win by a long shot. Unfortunately, peach season is like 25 minutes long and I’ve probably spent the majority of my life waiting for some fresh ones to be picked.

For the remaining 364 days 23 hours and 35 minutes of the year I’m eating canned (or crappy out of season store bought “fresh” peaches). Canned peaches are another love of mine – not the store canned kind, the homemade kind.

The homemade canned peaches I used for this breakfast came from my best friend’s mom, she keeps me well-stocked and hers are DELICIOUS. I mostly take a fork and eat them straight from the can, but today I dressed them up ๐Ÿ™‚

I had this meal for breakfast but it’s so delicious it’d make the PERFECT dessert or treat.

I’m swapping peach cobbler out for this (MUCH) healthier, lower calorie, and nutrient dense option.

Mmmmm peach pie.


Image compliments of Stacy Spensley on flickr.

It’s yummy, yep, but so is my alternative. I’m biased but I actually like what I’ve swapped it out for better, which is kind of the point. Making healthy choices shouldn’t always mean sacrifice.

One slice of Marie Callender’s peach cobbler is
Calories: 320
Fat: 17g
Carbs: 41g
Protein: 2g
Sodium: 160g
Sugar: 16g

Let’s not even discuss the 1/2 cup scoop of ice cream most people like to top their pie off with….. sigh :-/

Here’s my alternative:

Peach and Cranberry Trail Mix Parfait


About 1 cup of sliced canned peaches, 6 oz of Dannon Light and Fit Vanilla yogurt, and 1 tbsp of Ava’s Natural Cranberry Health Mix (Almonds, dried cranberries, cherries, and blueberries, dark chocolate chips, and pepitas [pumpkin seeds].

If you are wondering about this combination of flavors, stop scowling. I’m not kidding, it’s delicious. And filling. Because that’s the point. If you are skeptical about the addition of pepitas to this mix, I’ll say they have a mild (barely noticeable) taste, add a nice soft crunch, and are packed with potassium and magnesium.

Here are the numbers:

Cals: 209
Carbs: 37g
Fat: 4g
Protein: 8g
Sodium: 87g
Sugar: 28g

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There’s a significant increase in the nutrition, antioxidants, and healthful benefits to this swap. If you are a skeptic I’d encourage you to just give it a shot – I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you for stopping by, let me know what you thought of this ๐Ÿ™‚