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Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Dressing

Yield 20 servings (serving size: 1 kabob and 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing)
Make Ahead. Three simple ingredients create a complex, creamy, marmalade-kissed dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low-sugar orange marmalade
  • 1 medium-size Red Delicious apple
  • 1 medium pear
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 20 (1-inch) fresh pineapple chunks
  • 20 seedless green or red grapes
  • 20 fresh strawberries, capped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 43
  • caloriesfromfat 13 %
  • fat 0.6 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • protein 1.1 g
  • carbohydrate 9.2 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • sodium 13 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients; cover and chill.

  2. Core apple and pear; cut each into 20 bite-size pieces. Toss apple and pear pieces with lemon juice.

  3. Thread fruit alternately onto 20 (6-inch) wooden skewers. Serve kabobs with coconut dressing.

  4. Note: Since coconut is a plant food, it contains no cholesterol. However, coconut is very high in fat, and the fat is mostly saturated, which increases blood cholesterol. If you're a coconut lover, don't give it up altogether; enjoy it in very small amounts as in the recipe above.

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