Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip – A Healthy Treat



Healthy eating includes desserts when they are nutritious treats like fruit skewers with yogurt dip. This kid-friendly recipe from Keep the Beat includes tangy fruit skewers with a sweet yogurt dip. A perfect combination.

Ingredients

1 C strawberries, rinsed, stems removed, and cut in half

1 C fresh pineapple, diced (or canned pineapple chunks in juice, drained)

½ C blackberries

1 tangerine or Clementine, peeled and cut into 8 segments

8 6-inch wooden skewers

For dip:

1 C strawberries, rinsed, stems removed, and cut in half

¼ C fat-free plain yogurt

1/8 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp honey

Directions

1. Thread two strawberry halves, two pineapple chunks, two blackberries, and one tangerine segment on each skewer.

2. To prepare the dip, puree strawberries in a blender or food processor. Add yogurt, vanilla, and honey, and mix well.

3. Serve two skewers with yogurt dip on the side.

Younger children can rinse the fruit, thread onto skewers, and mix the dip. Older children can make the recipe themselves.

Preparation:

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: none

Servings

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 2 skewers, 1½ Tbsp dip

Each serving provides:

Calories 71
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrates 18 g
Potassium 174 mg
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 70%
Calcium 4%
Iron 2%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Skewers have sharp edges, so monitor younger children while eating, or take the fruit off the skewers for them.

To get more recipes that you can make with your children, download Keep the Beat Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals .

Reprinted with permission from Keep the Beat Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. NIH Publication No. 10-7531. Page 73. December 2010.