Fruit Infused Recipes For Break Time Hunger Pangs

Almost all healthy diets focus on the nutritional benefits of eating fruits at least once throughout a day. With the change of seasons, our body’s appetite and nutritional needs change as well. Seasonal fruits are an excellent way to go about choosing the most appropriate and healthy snacks between meals. Luckily, fruits are not just good for our health but delicious and varied-tasting as well! This is great news for parents trying to get their kids into the habit of eating good and vitamin-rich food. Here are some refreshingly light and yummy fruit recipes that are easy to make and easier to digest with less than two hundred calories per serving!

Apple Dip With Crunchy Peanut Butter

A great fruit dip recipe that can be made throughout the year but especially in winters with a bountiful harvest of apples, this peanut butter recipe will make your kids fall in love with apples all over again!

INGREDIENTS
  • 5 tbsp. cream cheese or yogurt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • Apple slices
Directions
1. Mix the cream cheese or yogurt, peanut butter, milk, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a small bowl together. Make sure the mixture is well blended.
2. Add the peanuts and mix again.
3. In a separate plate, serve the apple slices with a dip of the mixture on the side. Enjoy!
NOTE :
You can refrigerate the leftovers and use them again.

Fruit Kebabs

Let the delicious citrusy and juicy flavour of this fruit kebab recipe rejuvenate and energize you!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 tsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 2 dozen fresh strawberries
  • 16 cubes of fresh pineapple
  • 2 dozen small pieces of banana
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh mint
Directions
1. Mix the orange juice, lemon juice, honey, corn starch and lemon zest into a small saucepan. Bring them to boil and keep stirring for about 2 minutes until the paste thickens. Switch off the gas and let the glaze mixture cool.
2.Pierce the strawberries, pineapple and banana pieces onto 6-8 skewers.
3.Use a spoon or a brush to coat the fruit skewers with the glaze.
4.Grill the skewers on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until they turn light brown. Add more glaze as per need.
5.After taking the skewer off the grill, sprinkle some mint on the fruits and serve warm. Enjoy!
NOTE :
The fruit kebabs are healthy as they are low in sodium and fat. Diabetic patients can skip bananas or use other fruits like guavas.

Orange & Mint Yogurt Parfait

This cool and creamy parfait recipe is an excellent dessert dish or an afternoon snack after those cuddly winter naps. The parfait doesn’t just look extremely tempting, but is an extremely appetizing and protein-rich dish!

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 large oranges
  • 4 cups yogurt
  • 2 tsp. grated lime zest
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • Fresh mint leaves
Directions
1. Peel the orange slices and separate them from their seeds and membranes. Collect the edible parts of the fruit in a small bowl.
2.Mix the yogurt, lime zest and lime juice in another bowl.
3.Arrange four serving glasses for the parfait. Layer the glasses with half of the oranges and half of the mixture of yogurt. Repeat the layers.
4.Top the layers with honey and mint leaves.
5.Serve fresh. Enjoy!
Watermelon Ice Dessert
Another fruit dessert recipe that’ll get your kids excited to eat fruits! Watermelons are perfect for diets as they contain zero fats with plenty of fibre and vitamins! So let’s relish these ice lollies and make them at home!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tsp. gelatin
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 4 cups cubed and seedless watermelon
Directions
1. Add the gelatin to the water in a bowl and let it stand for one minute. Microwave the bowl for forty seconds on high. Stir the mixture and let it stand for 1-2 minutes until the gelatin dissolves.
2.Add the lime juice, gelatin mixture and honey in a blender. Gradually add a cup of watermelon and blend it until all is blended into a smooth mixture.
3.Freeze the watermelon mixture until it is almost solid. Transfer the frozen mixture to a bowl and blend it until it is bright pink.
5.Divide the mixture into 4 dessert bowls and freeze for fifteen minutes before serving.
Enjoy the watermelon ice dessert.
Make sure to grab your bite into the power-packed goodness of fruit with these fruit infused recipes for break-time hunger pangs.
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