I'm more of a veggie than fruit person but come spring and summer, I get mad cravings for fruit! Nothing is better than juicy, naturally sweet fruits but what you get in the store can be a guessing game. To salvage those strawberries you picked up at 2 for the price of 1 that taste dreadfully sour, try a fruit dip and turn them into sweet dreams. Most packaged fruit dips are filled with sugar and fat, using sour cream, cream cheese, whipping cream or extra sugar. Make your own with yogurt as the base and you'll have an extra energizing and filling snack as the yogurt adds protein and other nutrients. Vanilla yogurt unadorned (I enjoy Yoplait's French Vanilla) makes a delicious simple dip. Or, if you're fancying chocolate try this easy recipe.
More recently I discovered this delightful recipe sprinkled with cinnamon (did you know that early research suggests this spice has antibacterial and antioxidant benefits and may help control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes?). It wonderfully complements those tart berries and too tangy Granny Smith apples.
Fruit Dip Whip
1 6 oz. container Chobani Greek yogurt, vanilla or peach flavored
1/3 cup fat free Cool Whip
1 tsp honey
1/2 t cinnamon
- Stir together all ingredients until mixed well.
- Serve with an array of sliced fruits for dipping, or make parfaits by alternating layers of dip with layers of sliced fruits.