Monday, September 27, 2010

Creamy Grape Dessert

So I will admit... I have a thing for dessert.  We go way back, dessert and I, back to the good old times when I could inhale oreos by the sleeve in a single sitting and then run around for an hour or two afterward.

I miss those days.

Well, since then my love of oreos or anything with chocolate, peanut butter, frosting or fat for that matter has not changed one bit.  But, admittedly, my self-control has.  Thank goodness.

Yes, you CAN have your dessert and eat it too, if you are smart about it!  There are plenty of after-dinner snacks that are guilt-free and fabulous.  I think I might make a post about some of my favorites in the near future.

This yummy grape dessert is one idea- not too hard to make at all, and- TRUST ME- it's a lot better than it looks AND sounds! I know the picture is really suffering (after I make something I get really antsy to try it and, in all the excitement, I nearly forget to take a picture- thus the lack of quality photography skills on my blog- which I am working on!), but just take my word for it:  this is one recipe you've got to try!  The recipe is originally from but i found it on Gina's Weight Watcher Skinny Recipes blog- a fabulous blog, by the way.

Creamy Grape Dessert
from Skinnytaste
Serves 8

  • 1 lb green seedless grapes, washed and dried well
  • 1 lb red seedless grapes, washed and dried well
  • 8 oz fat free Chiobani Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
Cut grapes in half and set aside.

Mix yogurt, cream cheese, agave and vanilla until blended well. Stir grapes into mixture, and pour in large serving dish.

Combine brown sugar and crushed walnuts. Sprinkle over top of grapes to cover completely. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition per serving: 171.2 calories, 7.9g fat, 5.3g protein, 33.8g carbohydrate, 1.6g fiber

1 nibbles:

Monica H

Hi Kylie,

I actually think your picture of the grape salad looks pretty delicious to me!

I like the addition of the green grapes in this.

And this is healthier than the version I make, the recipe I used has twice the amount of cream cheese and uses sour cream instead of yogurt.

It's super delicious!

Thanks for stopping by my blog- I appreciate it!

Monica H

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