Fruits for the Grill!

There are so many healthy recipes and suggestions available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks – which is wonderful! It allows us to have variety in our meals, while still eating healthy: But what about for those of us who have a sweet tooth? When trying to prepare a healthy dessert, many of us are at lost for ideas….we instantly think cakes, pies, pastries, ice cream and many other sweet treats!

Well….how about fruit for the grill? It’s sweet, satisfying and healthy! There are many recipes that you can try with fruits you never thought you’d enjoy on the grill, or as a dessert.

Some fruits that are great for grilling are:

Pineapple · Peaches · Pears · Apples · Plums · Nectarines · Bananas · Berries · Cantaloupe

Try this Grilled Peach Dessert the next time you fire up your grill!

Ingredients (serves 3 people)

  • 3 ripe peaches
  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt (to reduce calories you can try fat free)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of honey (to sweeten yogurt)
  • 1 cup of granola

Directions

Preheat grill to medium heat. In a small bowl, mix Greek yogurt and honey and place in the refrigerator. Once grill is heated, cut peaches in half, remove pits and place cut side down. Close lid and cook for about 15 minutes. You want nice burn marks and the peach to be soft. Remove from grill onto a plate. Add about 1 ½ tablespoons of the Greek yogurt in the pit of the peach where the seed was. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of granola on top.

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Recipe adapted from: http://wakingupinlalaland.blogspot.ca/2012/07/clean-grilled-peach-dessert.html

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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