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Quick & Healthy Fruit Dessert Bowl

Dinner is finally done, the dishes cleaned, the kids are getting a bath from dad and you get two minutes to sit down and indulge yourself–so you grab the pint of ice cream only to feel guilty afterward. I get it, I do, but know there are substitutes that can taste yummy AND leave your body feeling good. Last night I looked around my kitchen and took a quick inventory of what I had to eat that was comforting and sweet. We always have some selection of fruit, so I picked a cantaloupe.  For a topping, I remembered the vanilla yogurt we had purchased recently. Next, I found something with varying levels of crunchiness.

Last night I looked around my kitchen and took a quick inventory of what I had to eat that was comforting and sweet. We always have some selection of fruit, so I picked a cantaloupe.  For a topping, I remembered the vanilla yogurt we had purchased recently. Next, I found something with varying levels of crunchiness. I have found it’s really about layering flavors and textures.

Ever since we went dairy and soy free preparation of meals, snacks and treats has become a creative problem-solving game. You need a bit of salt for the sweet things, a little crunch on top of the smooth, and a little sour to pair with your savory; it’s about learning what makes your taste buds dance.

This dessert can also pass for breakfast if you’re into sweet treats for breakfast. Our mornings are more about savory protein and vegetables, otherwise, we’re hungry again in an hour with a crashing blood sugar.  Yogurt tends to have sugar in it unless you seek out a sugar-free version, which is why I have it as a treat rather than mealtime staple. Whenever you choose to eat this little bowl of yummy goodness you’ll feel treated without the guilt.

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Ingredients:

Small bowl (for portion control) such as these: Pyrex 6-Ounce Custard Cups, Set of 4

1/2 cup of any fruit you have on hand (I chose cantaloupe)

1/2 package Vanilla Non-dairy yogurt (I chose So Delicious vanilla coconut milk yogurt)

1/4 cup Granola

1/4 tsp Chia Seeds

Raw Honey

Directions:

Layer the ingredients in your small bowl as follows; fruit, yogurt, granola, honey, and finally the chia. Additional toppings could include nuts or seeds, which my granola happens to contain.  If you’re not avoiding dairy you could also use chocolate chips on top. Let me know if you like your healthy dessert and please share what you created! Don’t forget your obligatory Instagram picture of your healthy treat, either!

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