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Recipe: Fruit Dippers

I do my best to get my fruit and vegetable servings in daily, but sometimes I want to change it up and have a little different taste and texture. Finding a dip that doesn’t add too much sugar to my diet is a hard thing, but I’m giving these fruit dippers a try.

Start to finish: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 (each serving represents 2 tablespoons of each dip for a total of 6 tablespoons)

For the base:
2 cups nonfat plain Greek-style yogurt
8 ounces low-fat cream cheese

For the chocolate:
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons honey
Pinch cinnamon
2 tablespoons fat-free milk

For the citrus:
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Zest of 1/2 orange
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons orange juice

For the orchard spice:
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter rum extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon dry ginger
Pinch ground nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
2 tablespoons honey

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the yogurt and cream cheese. Process until completely smooth. Divide the mixture into 3 bowls.

To make the chocolate dipper, in a small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, honey, cinnamon and milk until completely smooth. Add to one of the bowls of the yogurt mixture and stir until smooth.

To make the citrus dipper, stir both zests, the honey and orange juice into one of the remaining bowls of yogurt mixture.

To make the orchard spice dipper, stir the vanilla, butter rum extract, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and honey into the last bowl of yogurt and cream cheese.

Serve the dips with cut up wedges of apples, pears, peaches and berries.

Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 130 calories; 40 calories from fat (29 percent of total calories); 5 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 15 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrate; 6 g protein; 1 g fiber; 105 mg sodium.

Source: Daily Journal

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