Monday, February 27, 2012

Fresh Fruit & Mrs. Robinson's {Healthy} Fruit Dip

I can't take any credit for the Fresh Fruit...that's all in God's hands (& might I say, HE is a genius!)...but I can take credit for this little fruit dip recipe I came up with not too long ago.  I was craving something sweet, but didn't want to mess up my diet...and some magic happened when I just threw together whatever I had!  Now, I make this all the time.  It's fine in moderation, but I will tell you to be careful not to overdo it on the dip.  The calorie-count can easily get away from you.   

Last night, our church showed the movie Courageous, and afterwards served cookies and brownies and cake. A few of the ladies from our church are also healthy eaters, so we decided to bring some healthy snacks to church so that we'd have something to eat after the movie.  I put together a fabulous fruit tray, featuring all kinds of different fruit, but the fruit dip was an absolute hit!  I had tons of people come up to me and ask for the recipe.  I was so excited - not only because I made this little recipe up, but also because my FRUIT TRAY made a bigger impression on some people than all of the sweets.  Anyway, enough talking...onto the good stuff! 

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Regardless of what you are eating, it's good to know the nutritional facts.  Even if you aren't counting calories, where is the harm in being informed?  Regardless of calories, carbs, sugars, or whatever...what good is a particular food giving your body?  Is it high in protein or a particular vitamin?    In my fridge, I had cuties, mini bananas, and kiwis.  I cut up one of each for my fruit tray, and here are the nutritional facts for those three fruits:


The fruit dip is made from:

 Greek Yogurt
A good source of Calcium, Protein, & Vitamin D

Philadelphia Fat Free Strawberry Cream Cheese
A good source of Protein




Step 1:  Chop up all of the fruit into bite-size pieces!  :)  

Step 2:  Put some of the Strawberry Fat Free Cream Cheese into a small bowl...I never measure, which is why it's difficult for me to figure out the nutritional facts.  I just eyeball it to make enough for the amount of fruit I'm eating.  


Step 3:  Add an equal amount of Vanilla Greek Yogurt.  (Don't be afraid, all you STRICT recipe-followers! If you mess up, it'll still taste good  It's yogurt and flavored cream cheese!  There is no wrong way!)  


Step Four:  Stuff your face.  :) 



How do you cure your sweet tooth?  


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8 comments:

Valerie Griffin said...

yum!

Meg @ Mr.C & Me said...

that looks delicious. :) oh fresh fruit, how i love you. *runs off to fridge to eat blueberries*

Pamela said...

Strict recipe followers? That would be me :) Looks & sounds good!! So do those oranges, ha! I am eating grapes as we speak, & dip would make it even better!

Val said...

this looks SO good! I have such a weakness for strawberry cream cheese, even though I'm not supposed to eat dairy.

Annabelle said...

This is dip would be yummy with any fruit!

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♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Call me crazy I didnt know they made flavored Cream cheese.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

mmhmm...i love that!

lilmoomoo said...

well look at you.. you little healthy thing ;)

I've been eating mac and cheese and birthday cake oreos this week since hubby left.

HAHAHAHA.

I might have to try this fruit dip!! Looks good!