Thread alternating chunks
of pineapple, papaya and naturally
fat-free angel food cake onto
45 Mini Coffee Pops: Spike vanilla rice milk with
brewed espresso, then pour into
an ice cube tray and freeze, using
cinnamon sticks as handles.
51 Who says you need a party to nibble on something
fancy? Stuff pitted prunes with
neufchâtel cheese and chopped
almonds, then sprinkle with
44 Slather a store-bought crepe with creamy almond
butter and roll up with fresh
52 Sweet and Spicy Citrus: Dip tangerine segments
into honey and dust with chili
59 No-Bake Fruit Crisp: Sprinkle fresh
blackberries with your favorite
type of granola and microwave
46 Minimalist, yet amazingly delicious: Sprinkle cocoa
nibs on canned pears.
53 When it feels like banana cream pie would really hit
the spot, try this: Grab some
graham crackers, spread them
with vanilla greek yogurt and
top with a handful of banana
slices and a sprinkling of
60 Toast mini whole wheat waffles and top with a
schmear of apple butter and a
sprinkling of walnut pieces.
47 Make berry gelatin with pomegranate juice instead
of water. Float in fruit cocktail.
48 Whip up a pudding: Blend equal amounts fresh
raspberries and silken tofu. Add
vanilla and honey to taste. Top
with more berries, of course.
61 Transform a simple grapefruit into something
more like crème brûlée: Halve
it, drizzle it with dark honey and
broil until bubbly.
54 Frosty Melon Drink: Puree ripe honeydew with vanilla
yogurt and ice.
49 Peanut Butter & Coconut Bars: Combine puffed
whole grain cereal with just
enough peanut butter and
marshmallow cream to hold
it together. Stir in shredded
coconut and dried blueberries.
Press into a pan, chill and cut
into bite-size portions.
55 Stir mini bittersweet chocolate chips into part-skim ricotta and sprinkle with
chopped toasted pistachios.
Dream of cannolis.
62 Virgin Tropical Treat: In a blender, combine frozen
peaches, unsweetened coconut
milk and honey. Sprinkle with
chopped salted macadamia
nuts. Eat with a spoon.
50 Jazz up ordinary apple slices with a faux-caramel
topping: Simply boil a cup of
apple cider down to a syrup
and stir in chopped walnuts;
56 Cut crosshatches into a pitted mango half and
turn inside out to expose the
fruit. Season with lime juice and
cayenne and take a big, juicy bite.
63 Chewy Chocolate Clusters: Melt bittersweet
chocolate and stir in chopped
dried apricots, rolled oats
and sunflower seeds. Drop
spoonfuls onto wax paper,
then let chill.
57 Make one-ingredient sorbet: Puree seedless
watermelon in the blender,
spread in a metal pan and
freeze, stirring every
20 minutes, until it has the
icy texture of a granita.
64 Freeze green and red grapes until firm and eat
them while still icy (they taste
like little sorbet bites).
58 Break out the machine or hit your local juice bar for
fresh carrot-beet juice. It tastes
like candy. Seriously.