We all know that fruit is wonderfully healthy for us and we try to put it in front of our families as often as possible. Sometimes it’s a hit, sometimes not so much.
I love fruit so much that it’s like dessert for me, but not every member of my family feels the same way. I encourage my husband to eat more fruit with Cottage Cheese and vanilla yogurt (usually with added nuts or granola). My oldest daughter, Emily, is a huge fan of breakfast food, so I can easily serve her raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries in oatmeal, in pancakes, or alongside French Toast. Both of them also like fruit salads and cereal with fruit.
Our youngest daughters, Brittany and Stephany, have always been a little bit of a challenge – especially Brittany. The following Fruit Dip recipe (along with caramel sauce for apples and pears) is one sure-fire way I can get fruit into ALL of my family members.
Delicious Creamy Fruit Dip Recipe
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons of your favorite syrup (not butter-flavored or light, though)
Fresh Fruit (or you’ve defeated your purpose!)
In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, sugars, and syrup. Beat until smooth and creamy. Chill until ready to serve.
This fruit dip is excellent with strawberries, apples (stir in a little caramel sauce in place of the syrup for an extra treat with apples), pears, peaches (have mercy!), grapes, blackberries, your fingers…. did I type that out loud??
Another Idea: If you’ve made a killer fruit salad, this dip is delicious and beautiful when drizzled over the whole shebang.
Yield: 2 delicious cups
Click the following link to find out which fruits made the Top 20 list of Superfoods according to South Beach Diet.