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Creamy Cocoa Dip for Apples

If you love desserts, there are ways of having your creamy sweetness without skipping out on nutrients you can use. Here's an easy one to try.

Servings: 4

Equipment: none

How long does it take?

5 minutes

What's in it?

8 ounces fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
4 fresh apples (or any combination of your favorite fruit)

How to make it:

Step 1: Whip up the cocoa dip.
Combine the yogurt and the cocoa in a medium bowl. Mix well.

Step 2: Prepare the apples.
Wash the apples, core them and slice into segments that are easy to pick up. Arrange the apples on a pretty plate to impress your friends and get ready to eat.

Step 3: Dip in.
Dip apple slices into cocoa dip and eat. Cocoa dip will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for three days.

Nutrition breakdown:

Calories: 119, Protein 4 Gm, Carbohydrate 26 Gm, Fat 1 Gm (0 Saturated Fat), Dietary Fiber 4 Gm, Vitamin C 8 mg (17% of the RDA), Vitamin B12 19% of the RDA, Calcium 133 mg (11% of the RDA)

What's in it for you?

Fat free yogurt is a delicious bone builder, rich in calcium.

Apples get their crunch from fiber, which gives you that full feeling after eating, and helps to keep your digestive system healthy.

Chef's tip:

Apples start to turn brown if you leave them out in the open air too long. Sprinkle a little fresh lemon juice on sliced apples and keep them covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve your cocoa dip. Lemon juice helps keep apples looking (and tasting) fresh longer, and it provides a little more of the vitamin C your body needs for peak performance.

Last Modified Date: 10/30/2000