Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly – and Delicious!
Kids love this yummy fruit dip. It is sweet and nutty without a lot of added sugar or calories and makes plain fruit seem like dessert. And what could be easier than stirring together three or four ingredients? Let children help by combining all the ingredients themselves.
Simply cut fresh seasonal fruit into chunks. (Try apples and pears this time of year.) Then let children carefully place them on wooden skewers to make fruit kebabs. Buy wooden skewers that are not too sharp and make sure children are old enough to do this safely. Then let the really fun part begin: Start dipping!
1 – 5.3 ounce container fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (we used Dannon Light & Fit)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter*
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and serve with fresh fruit.
*If peanut allergies are an issue, this will work fine with almond or cashew butter.
Per serving (1/4 recipe using peanut butter):
60 Calories; 2g Fat (28.6% calories from fat); trace Saturated Fat; 4g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 32mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
Per serving (1/4 recipe using almond butter):
61 Calories; 2g Fat (31.8% calories from fat); trace Saturated Fat; 4g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 13mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
Recipe is low fat, low calorie, diabetic friendly and can be gluten free if GF ingredients are used.
Recipe courtesy of LowFatLifestyle.com. Visit them on the web and get more free recipes and health-cooking tips at LowFatLifestyle.com.