Fruits have important nutrients like folate (folic acid), vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Eat a variety of fruits because they are naturally low in calories, fat, and sodium. Eating fruit as a part of a healthy diet can reduce the risk of some diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
- 1 cup celery, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water, chopped
- 4 apples, gently rubbed under cold running water, cored and chopped
- 1/4 cup raisins*
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries*
- 3/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- In a medium bowl, combine celery, apples, raisins, and dried cranberries.
- In a separate small bowl, stir together yogurt and lemon juice.
- Add the yogurt mixture and walnuts, if desired, to the fruit. Mix well and serve.
- Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
*You can use all raisins or all dried cranberries if desired.
- Serving Size (1/8 of recipe):
- Calories 100
- Total Fat .5g
- Saturated Fat 0g
- Sodium 30mg
- Total Carbohydrates 23g
- Fiber 3g
- Protein 2g