Foodie Friday: A Fruity Way To End The Meal
This recipe will suit those who follow a gluten-free diet, as well as children who are picky eaters. Plus it's elegant enough to serve at a formal dinner...or to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. See the two options for serving, and decide what will work best for your dining companions.
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, finely chopped
4 small navel oranges, peeled and separated into segments
8 ripe strawberries, hulled (other berries or chopped fruit may be substituted)
2 medium-sized bananas, peeled
Place the yogurt in a small bowl. Add the ginger and stir briskly for one minute or until the yogurt has a sauce-like consistency. Set aside. Cut each strawberry lengthwise into four slices. Cut each banana crosswise into 14 slices.
Serving option 1: Spoon 1/4 cup ginger sauce onto each of four eight-inch dessert plates and spread or drizzle the sauce over each plate. Arrange the fruit equally on each of the plates and serve.
Serving option 2: Divide the ginger sauce equally between four small bowls. Thread the fruit onto small skewers (cut the pieces smaller, if needed, for children). Serve each person their own ginger sauce bowl (for double-dipping) and several skewers of fruit.
Each serving contains about 197 calories, 5 g protein, 1 g fat (4 percent calories from fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 45 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, and 44 mg sodium.