Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read moreNutrition trends are a lot like high school friendships. One day you’re in, the next you’re out. Sadly, that’s been the experience of our friend, the lonely carb. No one seems to want to sit with them at the lunch table anymore. With the popularity of Atkins, paleo, gluten free, and now keto, we’ve seen almost a complete rejection of carbohydrates when it comes to health and fitness.
Plums and prunes aren’t just good for extra fibre, they’re also disease-fighting powerhouses. Plus, plums rank low on the glycemic index, which means eating them can help you control your blood sugar and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Find out more about the health benefits of plums. How to enjoy plums in a savoury dessertBrush 2 halved (and pitted) plums and 8 slices of whole-grain baguette with oil. Grill on medium heat, both sides, until the skin begins to blister and the bread is toasted.
Before I was even pregnant, I bought my first baby garment that sat buried in my closet where my unsuspecting husband wouldn’t find it. It was an adorable baby bib with the famous quote “Life’s uncertain, eat dessert first,” a cheeky nod to my own unapologetic sweet tooth and my aspirations for my hypothetical future child. Little did I know that years later it would become my meal time mantra for feeding my son, and the subject of much debate amongst anyone who ever watched our dinner routine.