We all know fruit’s one of those healthy food groups. But that doesn’t mean we can only eat it au natural! Here are 31 fruit-filled snacks to make your daily dose of fruit a bit more interesting.
Chocolate-Covered Kiwi Pops
This chocolate-fruit combo isn’t as classic as strawberries and chocolate, but it’s just as good! Slice kiwi crosswise into ½-inch thick slices. Pat dry (so the chocolate sticks), and dip in melted chocolate. Lay flat and freeze.
Frozen Fruit with Chocolate Drizzle
Pick your favorite fruits, dice ‘em up, and skewer ‘em. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate, pop them in the freezer for a few hours, and you have yourself a cool, sweet treat with minimal work.
Greek Yogurt-Covered Frozen Strawberries
Here’s one of our super-simple faves. Trim strawberries, roll them in Greek yogurt, and freeze. This one’s customizable, too — you can choose whichever yogurt flavor you like. We’re fans of Chobani’s Vanilla Chocolate Chunk, or a mixture of plain yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
ABS (Almond Butter, Banana, Strawberry) Sandwich
Here’s one way to take the PBJ to a whole new level: swap in almond butter, and add some sliced strawberries! The whole-grain bread and strawberries offer a great dose of heart-healthy fiber, the almond butter is rich in protein, and the banana’s packed with potassium and the perfect amount of sweetness.
Banana-Only “Ice Cream”
Yes, you can have your ice cream and watch your calories, too (as long as you define “ice cream” pretty loosely). Simply peel a few bananas, stick them in the freezer, and let them hang out for a few hours, or until solid. Put the frozen ‘nanners in the bowl of a food processor, and process until smooth. Finally, add in your choice of mix-ins if you like! Dark chocolate chips, diced strawberries, or a PB swirl are Greatist favorites.
This fruit, yogurt, ice, and honey smoothie is a cup of frozen perfection! It’s loaded with papaya, a tropical fruit with tons of flavor and fiber that’s relatively low in sugar compared to other fruits, at just 8 grams per cup.
Tropical Kiwi Strawberry Spring Rolls
Who knew spring rolls could taste this sweet? This inventive take on the sushi restaurant favorite fills classic rice wraps with fresh fruit for a simple, slightly sweet (and super fun) snack.
Nutella and Strawberry Toast
Strawberries and Nutella: a classic combo. Give this treat a healthier twist by adding in a slice of toasted whole-grain bread for a fiber-rich, filling snack.
Mini Lemon-Berry Popsicles
When your belly’s not hungry for a whole popsicle, try making mini-pops in an ice cube tray! Drizzle honey in the bottom of each cube, fill with lemonade, and pop a few small berries (or diced larger ones) into each hole. Cover with foil, and insert a popsicle or lollipop stick into each hole. Freeze for a few hours, or until solid, and enjoy!
Frozen Yogurt-Filled Berries
It can’t get much more simple than this. (Well, unless you just eat plan berries.) Pick your favorite berry — raspberries and strawberries work well — and fill the center with Greek yogurt. Lay the filled berries flat on a plate or cookie sheet and freeze for about an hour, or until mostly solid. Enjoy!
Frozen Nutty Banana Bites
Three of our favorite foods take center stage in this recipe: bananas, nut butter, and Greek yogurt. Mash up a banana with the yogurt and peanut butter, and then slice the other bananas. Make little “sandwiches” by spreading the PB-banana-yogurt filling between two banana slices, and freeze for about two hours, or until semi-solid. Start nibbling!
Strawberries Stuffed with Goat Cheese or Feta
Here’s an interesting way to pair salty and sweet: Instead of filling strawberries with chocolate or yogurt, try stuffing hulled strawberries with some salty, tangy goat or feta cheese. One of our favorite superfoods, strawberries are filled with fiber and vitamin C, making them a healthy, low-calorie addition to any snack.
Watermelon with Feta
This sweet-and-salty combo makes for a great midday snack. Dice a hunk of watermelon and some feta (aim for about two parts watermelon, one part feta), and toss to combine. Watermelon’s a healthier choice because it’s relatively low in calories per cup, it’s low in sugar, and it’s packed with vitamins A and C, as well as the amino acid citruline, which could help lower blood pressure, and lycopene, which has been shown to protect the body from UV rays .
Fresh Figs and Prosciutto
Fresh figs — does it get any better? Well, when you wrap a fresh fig in a slice of cured pig, we think it does.
Here’s a savory take on a fruit-filled snack: Chopped watermelon, mint, onion, feta, and mint mix with a light vinaigrette. The longer it sits, the more flavorful it gets!
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