More so than any year in the past I feel the need to be healthy. Not for the fad of it, but for my well-being. It feels so good being healthy! Though the holidays are often a time for us to indulge (I for one am a firm believer in not holding back), I think having at least one guilt-free dish isn't a bad thing.
When I think Easter, I think boiled eggs, ham, rolls, and spring vegetables and fruit. I love a good, fresh fruit salad or fruit platter. And I love when it is paired with a creamy dip. Unfortunately those dips are full of cream and processed sugars, and when you are trying to cut back on the bad stuff it isn't exactly the best for you. So I decided to make a healthier version that still gives you that tangy goodness and delicious flavor.
The thing I really love about this dip is that it isn't confined to being a dip. It works perfectly well as a drizzle over fruit, or even as a full on, mixed in dressing. So many options for Easter pre-dinner snacking!
The stars of the show are good, thick greek yogurt and cinnamon, however they would be nothing without their supporting ingredients. Lemon juice emphasizes the tang of the yogurt, meanwhile raw honey brightens the cinnamon and evens out any sour aspect. If you don't have raw honey don't stress it - you can use any type of honey you like. I prefer raw honey though as it seems to me to have a sweeter flavor.
Cinnamon Yogurt Fruit Dip
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: not necessary!
Servings: Makes just under 1/2 cup
You Will Need:
What food are you most looking forward to this Easter?
Ali is a Brooklyn based blogger and Certified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, providing you with recipes to inspire you to cook more at home! She is a firm believer in knowing that eating healthy can be made easy and inexpensive if you simply know how to cook and understands that for the average person there needs to be balance between "healthy" and "unhealthy". Whether you are looking for easy weeknight recipes, delicious snacks, or want to try something new, Ali's recipes are easy to follow at all skill levels! For more info about Ali and her offerings, check out the About page.