I have waxed eloquent on this topic several times before. And I will probably do it again. I just have to be sure that you know about this technique, from Mark Bittman's latest cookbook: The Food Matters Cookbook.
This recipe has changed my life. It makes winter produce wonderfully sweet and candy-like. To date, I have tried it with pineapples, apples, peaches, plums and mango, all with great results. This week, the Eat. Live. Be topic is 'favorite healthy snacks.' This is definitely It. My absolute favorite healthy snack.
The technique is simple : Heat the oven to 225*. Clean the pineapple and cut it into cubes. Place the fruit on wire racks atop a baking sheet. Leave the fruit in the oven for a few hours. I left mine in for about six hours. The longer you leave them, the more dry they'll get, and the more concentrated the flavors will become.
Let them cool (or not) and either eat them right away or put them away for another time. Mark Bittman says to refrigerate them if they're at all soft, or store them in the pantry if they're completely dried out.
What's your go-to food for healthy snacking?