I have a confession. I have a sweet tooth. In fact, if I have a bag of spice drops sitting on my desk at work, I might eat the whole bag in a couple of days. I like to keep snacks in my desk drawer so I can munch on things through the day instead of just eating a big meal for lunch. I really want to have healthy snacks, with as little processing as possible, but I also like some variety.
When I was at the store the other day, I decided to pick up some crystallized ginger, after all, it looks a piece of candy. I know, crystallized means sugar-coated, but it’s still better than “high fructose balls with artificial flavor, artificial color and a sugar-coating” also known as spice drops.
Did you know ginger is really good for a lot of things? Check out this website: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72
It has a little kick that helps wake you up when sitting at a computer, and the health benefits definitely outweigh the added sugar (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it). So, next time you want a sweet snack, grab some crystallized ginger.