When I was a kid, my Grandma used to call me a bottomless pit. I had a very high metabolism and I was so active— soccer practice three times a week plus games, dance lessons, and I was always outside playing with my friends. All this activity made me ravenous. I could pretty much eat anything I wanted without any repercussions.
As I’ve gotten older and my metabolism slowed down, I definitely can’t eat like I used to. I’m still a huge snacker though. If you know me in person, you’d agree. I always have snacks in my purse, in my desk drawer, and in my pantry and fridge at home.
I have to be mindful of the snacks I keep on hand now, because I do snack so much! We try to keep mostly healthy snacks in the apartment– whole grain crackers, nuts and seeds, peanut butter, string cheese, and my favorite: frozen grapes!
If you haven’t tried frozen grapes yet, do it. You will never eat regular grapes ever again.
When they freeze, the inside turn slushie-like when you bite into them. They’re sweet, cold, and refreshing! One cup has 100 calories and will take you probably 20 minutes to eat– which helps with portion control!
To freeze, buy a couple pounds of ripe red or green grapes and rinse them off in a colander under the sink. Use a paper towel to blot the grapes gently to get off excess water. This will cut down on water crystals. Store the grapes in a freezer lock bag. It’ll take a couple hours for them to freeze completely.
They’ll last for weeks in the freezer– but I promise they won’t last long! ;)
Are you a fellow frozen grapes fanatic??
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!