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Healthy Holiday Munchies From the Best Dispensaries in Denver

December 5, 2018

Sweet treats are everywhere around the holidays. Bowls of candy seem to appear on coworkers’ desks, seasonal treats greet you at the cash register in the grocery store, and even talk-shows feature holiday recipes everyone can enjoy—provided they’re not worried about the calorie-count. With so many temptations right at hand, it’s easy to satisfy your craving for munchies with foods that might just leave you feeling gross after your high from your favorite Denver dispensary products fade. Here are a few healthy ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without reaching for the nearest bag of candy.

Reach for Fresh Fruit

The best way to satisfy your sweet tooth is to snack on fresh fruit instead of processed treats and candy. Choose seasonal fruits like apples, pears, bananas, oranges, and even grapes. These are some of the sweeter fruits and, when sliced, make for the perfect quick snack to get you through the worst of your munchies. If you’re looking for a bit of an indulgent twist, pick up some caramel dip at the grocery store or spread a thin layer of your favorite nut butter on a few slices—we won’t tell if you won’t!

Stock Up on Dates

Dates are a type of fruit grown on palm trees and are commonly dried and used in baking to add sweetness without relying on processed sugar. But you don’t have to use them in a recipe. You can just snack on them whenever the craving strikes. Chop some dates before your smoke session and grab a handful as soon as you feel the craving for candy coming. You’ll get the same instant satisfaction that comes from indulging in sugary treats, but you’ll do it the all-natural way.

Sweet and Chocolatey Popcorn

Sure, popcorn may not be the healthiest way to satisfy your sweet tooth, but it’s still far better than chowing down on an entire pint of ice cream. To make this dish a success, pop a bag of plain popcorn (no butter or added salt) and pour it into a bowl. Then, melt your favorite chocolate in the microwave. Keep an eye on the chocolate to make sure it doesn’t burn. Once the chocolate is melted, use a spoon to drizzle it over the popcorn. Take care to drizzle rather than pour the chocolate over the kernels. Remember, a little goes a long way. You can also microwave a little peanut butter to add a whole new dimension of flavor to the mix!

Baked Apples

This treat is something you’ll want to make ahead of time, but it’s a great way to enjoy a touch of the holidays. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, wash the apple thoroughly and towel it dry.  Once the skin is dry, remove the apple core using a sharp paring knife or dedicated apple corer. Fill the hole with brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and any other dried fruit of your choice. Top the filling with a pat of butter and put the apple on a baking pan filled with ¼ inch of hot water. Bake for 30-45 minutes and let cool. To reheat the apples, warm them in a toaster oven for about 10 minutes or heat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.

Satisfy your sweet tooth without indulging in fistfuls of holiday candy and take care of your munchies with these delicious treats! Just make sure you have enough weed on hand to get you through the holiday crunch. Stop by Altitude today and pick up a new strain!