Over the next (almost) 2 weeks, I am going to try to give you guys an exciting 12 Days of Recipes. I say try because I don’t think I have ever done that many recipes in a row on the blog before.…Challenge Accepted!
To begin, I thought we’d kick it off with 2 ‘recipes’. Today was our Somethingth Annual Bears Chili Party. I was in charge of fruit and decided to make a healthy dessert dip to go with it.
I found this 4th of July treat on Skinny Taste, but I didn’t have any raw sugar. I discovered that mine was expired during cookie baking yesterday. Bummer! This recipe includes low fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt. Since I didn’t have the sugar, I subbed in some vanilla and agave.
I’m not a huge cheesecake girl, and I wasn’t sure what to think of this dip. And the group was split as well. Half the people liked the dip as is (which I served with bananas, apples, and Nilla wafers…strawberries aren’t in season), but the other half suggested adding in some more sugar or cinnamon.
I think you should make it and decide for yourself.
But just in case this doesn’t get your mouth watering, I thought I would share my favorite healthy fruit dip!
I started eating this dip years ago and stopped for awhile when I decreased my dairy. Recently, I met with an RD who recommended increasing my calcium. I started eating Greek yogurt again and this has been my favorite mid morning snack with apples.
A snack that can also sub in for dessert. Awesome!
Ok, so day one of 12 Days of Recipes is complete…there are many more delicious things to come! Mostly cookies after this weekend’s baking bonanza and the rest is to be determined, I guess!
What is your favorite fruit dip recipe?
What other dips do you make with Greek yogurt?
Cheesecake Yogurt Dip
From Skinny Taste
4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup raw sugar (or honey or agave)
In a bowl, combine the cream cheese with yogurt, vanilla and sugar. Mix well until sugar dissolves.
Serve with fruit, cookies, or grahams.
Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Dip
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (I eat 0%)
1-2 tbsp of cinnamon (there should be a lot of cinnamon flavor)
1 tbsp agave (or honey)
Mix all ingredients until well blended and then add more cinnamon or agave to taste.
Eat alone or with apples.