I thought to myself, “what’s the healthiest dessert and snack one could eat?” The first thing that came to mind was fruit. Fruit has limited calories and many nutrients and benefits to protect the body. Mixing many different fruits together gives you a healthy snack that does nothing but good towards your body. Have a side of yogurt with the fruit, and you have yourself the perfect snack to eat and share with others.
How many of you grab something unhealthy like a bag of chips or a couple of cookies for a snack when you’re hungry? I do; I fall for the trap. When you make yourself a bowl of fruit salad and put in the fridge, front and center, you’ll be tempted to grab the fruit when you open the fridge looking for something to eat. One of the best ways to eat healthy is to put something healthy in front of you, so when you go to grab food, you’ll see the fruit and grab that instead of a cookie or sweet.
If you put some fruit and a cookie in front of a child and tell them to pick one, a child will mostly likely pick the cookie. If you leave chips or cookies sitting out in plain sight, you’ll be tempted to grab it even when you’re not hungry. If you only have fruit and healthy snacks in front of you, then you’ll have no other option but to grab the fruit. Trick yourself into eating healthy by only leaving out healthy foods. For those who hate cutting fruit, you can buy some pre-cut fruit at your local grocery, which may be a little more expensive, but makes your life a whole lot easier.
What’s wonderful about fruit and yogurt is that you can have it anytime of the day. You can have some for breakfast, have it as a snack, or even have some for dessert. The next time you’re hungry, have a healthy bowlful of fruit with a side of yogurt for breakfast, a snack, or dessert plus, when you open the fridge, the first item you’ll see is a fruit salad looking right at you.
- 4 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- 1 qt. strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
- 3 cups seedless green grapes
- 2 mangoes, peeled and sliced
- 2 (4-oz.) containers fresh raspberries
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
Toss together first 5 ingredients in a large serving bowl. Spoon yogurt into a separate serving bowl; sprinkle yogurt with sugar, and drizzle with honey. Serve fruit with yogurt mixture.
Keep your body healthy by giving it a cupful of fruit with a side of yogurt. A fruit salad is even the perfect snack to bring to parties with you to get everyone else to eat healthy as well. You’re helping the people around them by giving them a healthy snack instead of some fattening chips and sweets. It only takes a couple minutes to throw some fruit together and scoop out a little bit of yogurt. Instead of taking the time to prepare an unhealthy dessert, such as a batch of cookies, save yourself some time by making a fruit salad with a side of yogurt.
Inspired by: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fruit-salad-with-yogurt