Low-Calorie Greek Yogurt Cookie Dough Fruit Dip
Umm...anyone else love cookies? We do! Cookies are one of the common snacks we eat any time of the day--morning, afternoon, before bedtime. If the scent freshly baked cookies don't get you excited... there just might be something wrong? =) There are tons of variety readily available on supermarket shelves. But I’m sure mom or grandma has that extra special recipe that can’t compare to anything already made. we like to think of this meal prep recipe as the same cookies grandma used to make, without all the sugar.
On the other hand, dips also make each food delicious and interesting. It gives an additional flavor and zest to your food. Dips are usually paired with dry food, like fruits, veggies, crackers, and nuts. Common dips are melted cheese, chocolate, salsa, sour cream, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard. Dips can either make or break the overall taste of your food so be wise enough to choose the right kind of dip to your dish!
If you ask us... Cookies + dip = perfect afternoon snack!
This recipe will not take much of your time to prepare, it only takes 5 minutes and can serve four people! Also, this meal prep does not need any cooking, so easy-peasy! You can even involve your kid to prepare this healthy snack by letting them put the ingredients, mixing them all together, and plating them.
Here are some nutritional facts:
- Non-fat Greek yogurt has lesser calories, carbohydrates, and sugar compared with regular yogurt. It has also a higher percentage of protein too. Check the table below for comparison:
Greek Yogurt Cookie Dough Fruit Dip Ingredients:
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons oat flour*
1 ½ tablespoons coconut sugar
1 ½ tablespoons almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
⅛-¼ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
4 cups strawberries
2 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
BTW... if you’re having a hard time finding oat flour in the grocery, you can create one by putting whole oats in a blender until it becomes powdered.
- Almond butter is a good alternative to peanut butter. However, choose almond butter that has two ingredients only: almond and salt. Almond butter is rich in calcium, copper, vitamin E, magnesium, unsaturated fat, and fiber.
- Coconut sugar is healthier than refined sugar, but this should be used sparingly. As mentioned above, you can use other kinds of sweeteners to this recipe, like stevia, erythritol, monk fruit, etc.
- Vanilla comes from the vanilla flower (yes, it’s a flower!) which gives our food a sweet-smelling taste and scent.
- Salt is a basic ingredient in food preparation and preservation and it has been used by people for thousands of years, especially when refrigeration is not yet invented.
- Chocolate is derived from cacao seeds and is the best source of antioxidants. Chocolate should be eaten moderately as it can increase glucose levels in our body.
We advise you to pick the fresh fruits and not the frozen ones because the frozen fruits are already soggy. You can also use other fruits like pears, apples, and bananas should you have a hard time sourcing out the recommended fruits in this recipe.
To prepare the dip, just mix all the ingredients for the dip and you’re set! Put each ingredient one by one in a bowl to make sure that each ingredient has been mixed well. Once you’re done making the dip, put it in a cute serving cup serve it with the fruits on the side.
This meal prep is just one of the many healthy snacks that we have on our website. Please try others too!