Okay let me start be stating that I am the luckiest mom in the world! I have two of the most adorable kids on the planet! This fact also gives me the excuse to make special treats now and then. So I am trying to decide what would be healthy…hmmm….I decide on strawberries!
One cup of whole strawberries has only 46 calories which makes this beautiful berry one of the lowest calorie fruits! It contains 11 g of carbohydrates, 1 g protein and only .5 g fat. This same cup contains 85 mg of Vitamin C, more than 100% of the daily allowance, which is more than an orange. Strawberries also contain 220 mg potassium.
Strawberries get their bright red color from antioxidant compounds called anthocyanins. These help the body to reduce inflammation and counteract the effects of muscle damage from exercise.
Especially when covered in dark chocolate!
Despite its sweet reputation, dark chocolate has a low glycemic index similar to that of oatmeal — meaning it does not spike your blood sugar.
Ahh-so a perfect after school and pre-run snack!!