In countries around the world, dessert is often as simple and satisfying as a single piece of perfect fruit. We've followed their lead but gussied it up a bit with yogurt, toasted nuts, and a bit of maple syrup. The result—a warm, cool, and crunchy bowl filled with fiber, protein, and healthy fat—is about as good as dessert ever gets. (In fact, this is so healthy, we almost filed it in the breakfast chapter, which you can certainly do.)
- 2 apricots or peaches, halved and pitted
- 2 cups plain Greek-style yogurt (we like Fage 2%)
- 4 tbsp chopped toasted walnuts
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
1. Heat a grill, stovetop grill pan, or broiler until hot. Cook the fruit until nicely caramelized on the outside, about 5 minutes. The fruit should be softened but still maintain its shape. Top each fruit half with 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon walnuts, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup.
Recipe Tips: The easiest way to toast nuts is to roast them in a dry pan set over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring once or twice as they toast.
Recipe Notes: If you don't have real maple syrup, you're better off with honey or agave syrup than Aunt Jemima.
Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 185.6 cal
Fat 6.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 7.4 mg
Sodium 87.9 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Total Sugars 22.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Protein 7.8 g
Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.