Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

Fresh-fruit kebab, shallow depth(Serves 4)

Kid-friendly, but satisfying for any crowd, these refreshing fruit “kebabs” are a welcome addition to the breakfast, brunch, or picnic table. Pretty on a platter, use as an “anytime” fruit starter or light dessert because this recipe can easily multiply. And with each serving of two fruit skewers with 1 ½ tablespoons of dip adding up to just 71 calories, plus zero cholesterol and fat, you can indulge a bit! Low in carbs (18 g) and sodium too (10 mg), you also get 2 g of fiber, 1 g of protein, and 174 mgs of potassium.

Ingredients:

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

1 cup fresh pineapple, diced (or canned pineapple chunks in juice; no sugar added, drained)

1/2 cup blackberries

1 tangerine or clementine, peeled and cut into 8 segments

8 wooden skewers

For dip:

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

1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt

1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tbsp. honey

Thread two blackberries, two pineapple chunks, two strawberry halves, and one tangerine segment on each skewer. Prepare the dip: Purée strawberries in a blender or food processor. Add yogurt, vanilla, and honey. Mix well. Serve two skewers with yogurt dip on the side.

Recipe source: www.nhlbi.nih.gov

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