Thursday, January 13, 2011

Recipe: Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

This is a fun treat for kids and adults alike. You can also substitute other favorite fruits (especially seasonal ones) for the ones featured here.

For skewers:

8 large strawberries, rinsed, stems removed, and cut in half

16 1-1/2" chunks fresh pineapple (or 16 chunks canned pineapple packed in juice, drained)

16 blackberries

1 tangerine or Clementine, peeled and cut into 8 segments

8 6-inch wooden skewers

For dip:

1 cup strawberries, rinsed, stems removed

1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt

1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. honey

To prepare the dip, puree strawberries in a blender or food processor. Add yogurt, vanilla, and honey and blend briefly, just until mixed. To prepare the skewers, alternately thread two strawberry halves, two pineapple chunks, two blackberries, and one tangerine segment on each skewer. (Note: If you're making this dish with or for children, you might consider removing their fruit from their skewers before serving.) Makes 4 servings (2 skewers and 1-1/2 Tbsp. dip each).

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories     Protein     Fiber         Carbs      Fat Total        Saturated Fat

71             1 gram      2 grams     18 grams    <1 gram       <1 gram

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*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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