Strawberry S’Mores

strawberriesServing Size: 1 s’more | Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/8 cup yogurt, low-fat vanilla (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 graham cracker (broken in half)

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the strawberries in water.
  2. Slice the strawberries.
  3. Add the yogurt and strawberries to 1/2 of graham cracker.
  4. Top with the other 1/2 of graham cracker.
  5. Enjoy immediately.

Tips:

  • Substitute any desired low-fat yogurt flavor.
  • Try other fruits like blueberries, bananas, etc.

Nutrition information per serving: 93 calories, 2g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 2mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 17g total carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 10g sugar, 3g protein

Source: What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

Frozen Fruit Cups

frozen fruit cup

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 medium to large banana, sliced
  • 2 kiwi, sliced

Instructions:

  1. Mix strawberries with sugar in a bowl. Let mixture sit 20–30 minutes while strawberries make juice.
  2. Add banana and kiwi to strawberries.
  3. Scoop 1/2 cup of the mixture into each of six muffin cups lined with paper liners.
  4. Freeze. Remove from freezer about 20–30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition information per serving: 50 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 13g total carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 8g sugar, 1g protein

This recipe is courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Visit the website for more recipes, information, and videos.

Strawberry, Melon & Avocado Salad

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup honeystrawberry melon avocado salad
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 small avocado, (4-5 ounces), peeled, pitted and cut into 16 slices
  • 16 thin slices cantaloupe, (about 1⁄2 small cantaloupe), rind removed
  • 1 1⁄2 cups hulled strawberries, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip)

Directions

  1. Whisk the first five ingredients in a small bowl. The dressing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
  2. Divide spinach among 4 salad plates. Arrange alternating slices of avocado and cantaloupe in a fan on top of the spinach. Top each salad with strawberries, drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

TIP: To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
Nutrient information per serving: 202 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 7 g fiber; 90 mg sodium

SOURCE: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/strawberry_melon_avocado_salad.html

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