Spring has finally sprung and it’s a great time to start trying some warm weather recipes! This Greek yogurt fruit tart is a great option for a healthier treat or something fun and different for breakfast. Any dessert that doesn’t require turning your oven on is a huge win. The presentation is impressive but it comes together so easily. This recipe is gorgeous, refreshing and most importantly nutritious. Registered dietitian Jamie Walker, RDN, LD, shares why “Greek is great” in this tasty tart:
The crust is only two ingredients and has just enough sweetness without being too heavy. The sweetness comes from the dates and doesn’t require any refined sugar. Dates are actually a versatile ingredient in sweet recipes due to their natural sugar content and they are also rich in fiber and minerals. Cashews give a nutty, mild flavor to the crust that balances out the sweetness. I love cashews because they contain protein, fiber and heart-healthy fats. Cashews also contain zinc, copper and magnesium which are important for supporting the immune system and overall health.
Greek yogurt base
The creamy Greek yogurt topping is simple and you can use plain or try different flavors of yogurt if you want to change it up. Greek yogurt is thick, creamy and slightly tangy. It’s high in protein and contains live active cultures that improve gut health. Pro tip: always read the nutrition facts label when buying yogurt because some products contain a lot of added sugar. Choose low-fat or fat-free yogurt with 10 grams of total sugar or less per serving.
Top with fun fruits
The fruit topping is such a fun part of this recipe and a great opportunity to get the kids involved! Kids can help pick their favorite fruits and arrange them in different ways. We used berries and kiwi however cherries, peaches, mandarin orange wedges or mango would be delicious as well! You can also add chopped nuts or unsweetened coconut flakes.
Consult with a registered dietitian
If you’re struggling with creating a healthy eating plan that you can stick with, a registered dietitian can help. The Lake Health Nutrition Counseling team is here to help you achieve better nutrition and help manage health conditions that can be improved with diet for long-term positive impact on your health.
Your physician might refer you to nutrition counseling to help with gastrointestinal problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, food allergies or intolerances.