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Healthy Fruit Dips

Healthy Fruit Dips

These healthy fruit dips, in strawberry and chocolate flavors, with Greek yogurt, light cream cheese, honey, fresh or frozen strawberries, and a bit of melted chocolate and cocoa powder are a hit at parties—or any time!

These healthy fruit dips, in strawberry and chocolate flavors, with Greek yogurt, light cream cheese, honey, fresh or frozen strawberries, and a bit of melted chocolate and cocoa powder are a hit at parties—or any time!

It’s not like fruit dips are anything revolutionary. But if you’ve ever grabbed an overpriced fruit platter from the grocery store and popped open the dip in the center and thought, hey, I wonder if I could do this better—and healthier? These healthy fruit dips are the recipes for you.

The chocolate dip is made with both cocoa powder and one tiny little ounce of melted dark chocolate. If you can, use Dutch-processed cocoa powder, as natural cocoa powder can be rather acidic-tasting. If you do use natural cocoa powder, be sure to add the extra honey to balance out the acidity. The melted chocolate really does balance out the flavors nicely, and provides a slightly richer chocolate flavor.

These healthy fruit dips, in strawberry and chocolate flavors, with Greek yogurt, light cream cheese, honey, fresh or frozen strawberries, and a bit of melted chocolate and cocoa powder are a hit at parties—or any time!

Both the chocolate dip and the strawberry dip recipes have plain Greek yogurt as a base. I really like both the thick texture and zingy tang that it brings to the table. Using Greek yogurt also means that we can sweeten the dips with honey, instead of something like confectioners’ sugar. If we began with a thinner yogurt, we’d have to start thickening it with confectioners’ sugar, since it’s not only powdered sugar but has some thickening starch in it.

These healthy fruit dips, in strawberry and chocolate flavors, with Greek yogurt, light cream cheese, honey, fresh or frozen strawberries, and a bit of melted chocolate and cocoa powder are a hit at parties—or any time!

If you wanted to shortcut the strawberry dip, you could of course use strawberry-flavored Greek yogurt, in place of plain, but that will also contain added sugars and other ingredients. I like to start fresh, especially since I typically use defrosted frozen berries for this recipe, and they’re not only economical but have a really deep strawberry flavor. Sometimes, fresh strawberries can be kind of *meh* if they’re not bought right in the heart of strawberry season.

These healthy fruit dips, in strawberry and chocolate flavors, with Greek yogurt, light cream cheese, honey, fresh or frozen strawberries, and a bit of melted chocolate and cocoa powder are a hit at parties—or any time!

When it’s berry season, serve with the summer’s best berries for dipping. In the colder months, when berries are either not available or just not worthwhile, try serving with grapes and apple slices. Either way, these thick, delicious and healthy fruit dips are so simple to throw together. Never be tempted by those overpriced grocery store fruit platters again!

These healthy fruit dips, in strawberry and chocolate flavors, with Greek yogurt, light cream cheese, honey, fresh or frozen strawberries, and a bit of melted chocolate and cocoa powder are a hit at parties—or any time!
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Prep time: Cook time: Yield: About 2 to 3 cups

Ingredients

Chocolate Fruit Dip
1 ounce dark or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup (8 fluid ounces) plain Greek yogurt (0%, 2% or 4% fat—your choice), at room temperature

3 tablespoons (15 g) unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch-processed has the best flavor, but natural will do)

3 to 4 tablespoons (63 to 84 g) honey

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Fruit, for serving

Strawberry Cheesecake Fruit Dip
3/4 cup (6 fluid ounces) plain Greek yogurt (0%, 2% or 4% fat—your choice)

3 to 4 tablespoons (63 to 84 g) honey

1/2 pound (8 ounces) fresh or frozen and defrosted strawberries

8 ounces light-style cream cheese, at room temperature

Fruit, for serving

Directions

  • For the chocolate dip, place the chopped chocolate in a small, heat-safe bowl and melt in the microwave in 30-second bursts or over a double boiler. Set aside to cool briefly. In a medium-size bowl, place the yogurt, cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons of honey and the vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and whisk until well-combined. Add the remaining honey to taste. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days before serving with fruit. Makes about 1 1/2 cups, and can easily be doubled.

  • For the strawberry cheesecake dip, in a blender or food processor, place the yogurt, 3 tablespoons of the honey and the strawberries, and blend or process until smooth. Add the cream cheese, and blend or process until well-combined. Add the remaining honey to taste. Transfer the mixture to a medium-size bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days before serving with fruit. Makes about 3 cups, and can easily be halved or doubled.

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  • roastedroot

    Yaaaas! I’ve been all about summer fruit lately and love the idea of having a girl’s night with both of these delish healthy yogurt dips. Sheer briliance!

  • Mare Masterson

    Wow, I totally missed this one until today!

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