Recipes

Salads and Fruit Desserts

Cinnamon-Almond Fruit Salad

This fruit salad has a nice blend of flavors from the fruit and the vanilla-cinnamon topping. The toasted almonds add crunch.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups strawberry halves
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups seedless grapes (red or green)
  • 8 ounce container vanilla yogurt (any brand or type)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds (sliced, slivered, or chopped)*

Preparation:

  1. Add strawberries, blueberries, bananas and grapes to a large bowl and toss gently to blend. Divide the fruit into 8 individual salad bowls.
  2. Add yogurt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract together in a 4-cup measure and stir to blend. Drizzle evenly over each fruit salad serving and sprinkle each with a tablespoon of toasted almonds. Serve!

* NOTE: to toast almonds, place in single layer in a nonstick frying pan and lightly brown over medium heat, stirring frequently. Let cool before using.

Yield:
8 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 153 calories, 4 g protein, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fat, .6 g saturated fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 3.3 g fiber, 23 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 23%.

© 2007 Elaine Magee
© 2007 WebMD Inc.


Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2007




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