Dip & Flips

Today is Wednesday, February 19th

The topic or question of the day is:

What are Dip & Flips?

     Dip & Flips are tasty little snacks, low in sodium, full of fiber, chocolaty, and have a nice crunch.  They are great for any holiday, party or after dinner treat.  The ingredients:  Dark Chocolate >80% cacao, Shredded Wheat (spoon size) and colored sprinkles.  The best part about the sprinkles is the color and type can be changed to match the holiday or multi-colored for birthdays.  Shredded Wheat is inexpensive, salt-free with no added sugar, and full of fiber.  Chocolate contains Flavanoids such as catechin and proanthocyanins that are bioactive and have been linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in small amounts.  A small amount is used preparing these treats.

     Melt 2-3 squares of dark chocolate in your microwave (takes less than a minute).  Dip one side of the spoon sized Shredded Wheat into the chocolate and flip it over on a plate (chocolate side up).  Sprinkle with green sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day or yellow and pink sprinkles for Easter.  Refrigerate for 10 minutes and then divide into small baggies (10-12) for approximately 100 calorie treat, or leave on a pretty plate and serve.

Tip or quote of the day:

Eat these bite-sized treats one at a time and chew well.  Allow the taste to go through your olfactory and swallow before eating another.  Enjoying your food and practice “enough-ness”.  Always remember, the first 3 bites taste the best!

Take Action Today:

Make Dip & Flips and bring to work, serve them for dessert, or keep them for your daily snack this week.