Eating healthy is all about moderation and food choices. These Fruit Salsa Yogurt Cups are a great way to enjoy a healthy dessert.
Having a dessert blog definitely has it’s challenges when it comes to eating healthy. I get so many comments and emails asking how I stay healthy and fit with so many cookies and brownies in my kitchen. The biggest thing I have to say is moderation and lots of exercise. Moderation is eating just one brownie, even though you really want to chow down on 4 more. I think that as long as you eat healthy throughout the day there is nothing wrong with a small treat, but that is definitely the key. I have found that keeping track of what I eat helps me stay on track.
Life here gets busy between work, school, sports, baking, blogging, and church activities. But I know that taking time each day for daily exercise and drinking plenty of water helps me be healthier, and it also helps me be a better mom and wife. This winter we bought everyone updated bikes, and we are looking forward to lots of trail riding this summer. It will be fun to share this “fun” exercise with our children. I want them to learn healthy eating and exercise habits early in life.
Staying active is definitely a big part of being healthy, but you also need to eat healthy foods. My metabolism has definitely slowed down as I have gotten older. That means it is even more important to watch and record what I put into my body. I have to keep my sweet tooth in check more often. Recently I had the opportunity to try some of the Healthy Choice Top Chef meals from Walmart.
I was excited to add these into my afternoon lunch routine. I love that you cook and eat from the same container. Booyah for less dishes to wash. The crustless chicken pot pie was so delicious. There were plenty of vegetables along with the lots of tender chicken and dumplings.
My children definitely have developed more of a sweet tooth with all the baking that I do. They are ready to eat everything in sight when they get home from school. Most days we limit them to fruit or vegetables, but I do like to surprise them with “healthy” apple cake every once in a while.
This means keeping the counter and refrigerator well stocked with the bright colored things they are allowed to eat. Combining all the colors of the rainbow into a fun fruit salsa is also a great snack. It can be eaten plain, with baked cinnamon chips, or on yogurt.
While I was at Walmart, I also bought some of the Healthy Choice Greek Frozen yogurts. I was impressed with how smooth and creamy each flavor was.
Having the yogurt in small cups works well, because then I do not over fill my bowl and add extra calories into my day. That kind of snack sure does put a smile on my face.
I wanted to make a fun and healthy dessert for my family using the dark fudge swirl yogurt cups. The containers were the perfect size to fill these cinnamon sugar dessert cups with.
The fresh fruit on top of these fruit salsa yogurt cups was the perfect extra “sweetness” to end out our day.
- 1 - 20 ounce can pineapple tidbits, drained
- 1 - 15 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 - 6 ounce container fresh blackberries
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 3 kiwis, peeled and diced
- 2 cups diced strawberries
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- frozen vanilla yogurt
- one batch Cinnamon Sugar Dessert Cups
- Cut up any of the larger fruits first. Then combine all the fruit into one large bowl.
- Whisk together the honey and lime juice. Stir into the fruit.
- Keep refrigerated. Makes about 9 cups of fruit salad.
- Serve with frozen yogurt and cinnamon sugar dessert cups.
The blackberries will stain the other fruit. I would stir that in right before serving to avoid the discoloration.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 222 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 18mg Carbohydrates: 55g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 47g Protein: 3g
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