Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Healthy Snack Recipe - Tropical Fruit Platter with Creamy Honey Yogurt Dip

Eating a healthy diet can include delicious snacks. Use snack time as a chance to eat some of those 5-9 servings of fruit and veggies each day. This healthy snack recipe is easy to make and packed with nutrition. This healthy snack recipe is terrific for any weight loss program and could even be used for a dessert.

It’s a healthy, low calorie substitute for a cookie or piece of cake, yet it totally satisfies your sweet tooth and supplies needed energy. The creamy dip, with its hint of tart lemon, makes the fruit and vegetables spring to life.

Ingredients for Fruit Platter

1 c strawberries, sliced
2 ripe kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 c fresh raspberries
2 bananas cut into pieces
1 small ripe papaya, peeled and thinly sliced
Try using any other fruits you have on hand too, like pineapple, mango or peaches.

Honey Yogurt Dip

8 oz container vanilla yogurt
3 oz reduced-fat cream cheese (softened)
1 tbs honey
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
½ tbs grated fresh lemon rind

Directions for this easy fruit dish

Wash and arrange fruit on a serving plate and place in refrigerator.

Make the dip by adding all ingredients to a blender and blend until dip is smooth and creamy.
Place dip in a bowl and put this bowl in the center of the fruit plate and serve.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Nutritional Information per Serving

Calories 121
Fat 4.2g
Sodium 62mg
Carbohydrates 18.7g
Fiber 4.0g
Protein 4.0g
Vitamin A 462mcg
Potassium 343mg

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