By Nutrition Resident Megan Piffner (@MeganPfiffnerNutrition)
Chickpeas for dessert?! There is nothing better than having a treat that also gives you fiber, protein and micronutrients. Chickpeas are rich in potassium. They also have iron, B6, magnesium, and calcium. ½ a cup of chickpeas gives you 19.5 grams of protein, 60.5 grams of healthy carbs and 6g of fat.
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, potassium and have a little iron, calcium, and B6. Rhubarb has vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Both contain phytochemicals which are cancer protective and help reduce oxidative stress. Combined, a serving of strawberry rhubarb compote gives you 28% of your vitamin C for the day which acts as an antioxidant quenching free radicals caused by stress and normal bodily processes.
This gluten and grain free blondie with strawberry rhubarb compote and coconut cream will give you 6.4 g of fiber and 7.9 g of protein – not bad for dessert! Fiber regulates blood sugar, improves digestion, and feeds our microbiome – eating fiber is definitely a 3 for 1 deal.
This recipe was contributed by Megan Pfiffner. Megan is a clinical nutritionist currently enrolled in our nutrition residency program for CNS candidates. You can find Megan at https://www.meganpfiffnernutrition.com/ or on Instagram at @MeganPfiffnerNutrition.