Red, White, and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip

Jul 10 2013

These skewers make an attractive summertime dessert that kids love! Recipe courtesy of skinnytaste.com.  

Serves 24

 

Dietitian's Tip: 

Double the fruit and halve the cake for an even lighter dessert. Substitute raspberries, red grapes, and other fruits as desired.

 

Ingredients: 

For the cheesecake dipping sauce:
4 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup sugar

For the skewers:
14 ounces angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
72-84 medium strawberries (about 3 ½ pounds), stems removed
1 pint blueberries
24-28 skewers

Preparation: 

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese with yogurt, vanilla and sugar. Mix well until sugar dissolves. Set aside.

Thread 3 strawberries and 2 cubes of cake onto each skewer, alternating between strawberries and cake. Finish each skewer with 3 blueberries. Place finished skewers on a platter. Refrigerate skewers and dip until ready to eat.

Serving size: 1 skewer, 1 tablespoon yogurt dip

Nutrition Information: 

100 calories, 1 g total fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 19 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 1 g fiber, 140 mg sodium, 109 mg potassium, 3 mg magnesium, 43 mg calcium