Monday, January 18, 2010

Easy. High Power Snack

With marathon training comes the need to eat more calories than usual. In a 5 mile run and stretch, I burn over 1000 calories! Last time I ran a marathon, I ate with no thought, and I actually gained weight. This time, not so much! I will not allow that to happen! This is going to require me to eat healthy high calorie foods. Today, I mixed up a snack that I'm loving so I thought I'd share!

1/4 cup Trader Joe's dried bing cherries (no sugar added)
2 T black walnuts, also from Trader Joe's

The calorie count is 226 calories according to

Go here for more information on the anti-inflammatory properties of bing cherries. Black walnuts are a good source of Omega 3's, so overall I feel like I'm getting a powerful, healthy snack out of these 226 calories!


  1. GREAT thinking A! I love that! I've never seen those cherries anywhere...but I'll have to start looking. Where'd you get them? Trader Joe's isn't a brand I'm familiar with...!?!?