If you like freezing fruit, you should try cutting up a mango and throwing it in the blender with some water then freezing it, it tastes like mango waterice from Rita's and is soo delicious! I like to add in 1/2 packet of strawberry crystal light for extra taste.
Now that it is fall, a great way to enjoy pears and/or apples is to bake them! Slice em up, toss them in honey, little bit of lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon, add in some nuts and stick it all in some foil and bake it in the oven. Makes a really yummy, warm treat :)
"You might regret it if you don't do it, but you'll never regret it if you do"
I found this recipe on a box of Nabisco Honey Maid Low Fat Honey Grahams. Most fruit salsas have jalapeņo peppers in them. I was happily surprised to find one without them.
1/4 cup chopped red apples 1/4 cup chopped seedless green grapes 1/4 cup canned mandarin orange segments, drained, cut in half 1/4 cup chopped strawberries 2 Tbs. apricot preserves (I prefer strawberry preserves) 8 HONEY MAID Low Fat Honey Grahams, broken in half (16 squares)
MIX fruit and preserves until well blended; place in small strainer over bowl. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
SPOON 1 Tbs. of the fruit mixture onto each graham square just before serving.
Makes 8 servings, two topped graham squares each.
80 calories, 1g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate, less than 1g dietary fiber, 9g sugars, 1g protein
FUN FRUIT KABOBS
I got this recipe from the book "101 Foods That Could Save Your Life" by David Grotto. It looks yummy and fun. I am going to make it for a baby shower next Saturday at my Church. I will let you know how they liked it.
2 Kiwis, sliced into fourths 1 apple or pear, cut into chunks (I prefer pears, because they don't turn brown) 1 banana, cut into chunks (cut at the last minute, they will turn brown) 1/3 cup red seedless grapes 1/2 cup sliced strawberries 2/3 cup pineapple chunks 1 cup nonfat yogurt (I prefer vanilla - it has more flavor) 1/4 cup dried coconut, shredded (you may also substitute raisins, chopped nuts or low-fat granola) 4 skewers
20 servings (for larger party):
10 Kiwis, sliced into fourths 5 apples or pears, cut into chunks (I prefer pears, because they don't turn brown) 5 bananas, cut into chunks (cut at the last minute, they will turn brown) 1-2/3 cup red seedless grapes 2-1/2 cup sliced strawberries 4-1/3 cups pineapple chunks or whole fresh pineapple, cut into chunks 5 cups nonfat yogurt (I prefer vanilla - it has more flavor) 1-1/4 cup dried coconut, shredded (you may also substitute raisins, chopped nuts or low-fat granola) 20 skewers
Let the guests make their own kabobs - that is the fun part. Just because we are adults, doesn't mean we can't have fun like children. This might also be fun (and healthy) for a children's birthday party, a children's Sunday School class or family fun.
Slide pieces of fruit onto each skewer and design your own kabob by putting as much or as little of whatever fruit you want. Do this until the stick is almost covered from end to end. Spread coconut onto a large plate and yogurt onto another large plate. Hold your kabob at the ends and roll it in the yogurt, so the fruit gets covered. Then roll in the coconut (or raisins, or chopped nuts or low-fat granola).
One skewer is: Calories 150, total fat 3g, Saturated fat 2g, cholesterol 0g, sodium 50g, total carbs 33g, fiber 4g, sugar 25g and protein 4g
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