Fruit Dip with 1/2 the calories

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Hi everyone,

Do you like your fruit plain or with a little something?  I usually go for the “organic” version {no dip}, but when I saw this recipe on popsugar.com  I thought I would try it.  Then, while preparing it I thought I was going to gag-

…… not a ringing endorsement for a new recipe.  The recipe combines peanut butter {one of my favorite food groups} and Greek yogurt {something I am learning to tolerate}.  And, when I went to mix the two it just seemed so wrong. But as a serious foodie {not},  I pushed through the initial  reaction.

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So for those observant types I labeled this a 3 {three} ingredient recipe when in fact it lists four ingredients!  That’s something you may not know about me: I find it painfully difficult to follow a recipe.  But, the dip was sweet enough with the vanilla Greek yogurt and peanut butter that I skipped the Agave honey.  No regrets. I served with strawberries and I loved it.  My family isn’t on the Greek yogurt bus yet, but I will sneak it into their diets eventually!

Fruit Dip with ½ the calories
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A lighter version of the classic fruit dip!
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • ½ tablespoon Agave honey
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Serve with apple slices, strawberries or favorite fruit
  2. Store in refrigerator

Summer Corn Salsa: The most requested recipe!

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This is an easy appetizer or side dish for summer. It’s light and healthy. It’s carb free so my son, the carb seeking missile, does not come near this dish!  My daughter, however, loves this this before dinner.  And, it makes a great, healthy appetizer!!! The beauty of this recipe is you can adjust the types of vegetables.  Serve with chips or just use a spoon!

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Summer Corn Salsa
Recipe type: Appetizer, Side Dish
 
This is an amazing side or appetizer for a summer party!
Ingredients
  • 1 16 oz bag of frozen corn
  • 1-2 cans sliced olives
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 2 ripe (but not soft) avocados
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients, but the avocadoes. Refrigerate. Add chilled avocadoes before serving.
  2. Have fun with this- try different veggies, I have added chopped green apples and cucumbers if I don't have another vegetable on hand.

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