Tribune photo/Bonnie Trafelet
April 15, 2009
Dried plums (prunes)
These little gems are "a mouthful of rich sweetness," said dietitian and nutrition therapist Victoria Shanta Retelny of Chicago. High in antioxidants, they also have twice as much potassium as bananas; potassium can help keep blood pressure in check.
Try them:Retelny loves to dip them in dark chocolate or she purees them, then tops them with a dollop of plain yogurt and cinnamon.