Food for Thought
Want to get your brood to up their fruit intake? As my mother always said, you can get more bees with honey than you can with vinegar. Plus, studies show that honey increases our stores of compounds that protect against cancer and heart disease. And because kids are drawn to honey like bees, this sweet but healthy topping may make them forget that what’s underneath is good for them, too!
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons (tbs) honey
2 tbs low-fat (1%) milk
1 teaspoon (tsp) lime juice
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp ground mace or nutmeg
1/4 tsp grated lime rind
In small bowl, use electric mixer set on high to beat cream cheese, yogurt, honey, milk, lime juice, vanilla and mace/nutmeg until creamy. Stir in grated rind. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (the mix will keep for 2 days in the fridge). Serve with an assortment of brightly colored fresh fruit. Makes 11/2 cups.
Per Serving: 38 calories; 3 grams (g) fat; 3 g carbs.