Monday, June 6, 2011

Yummy, HEALTHY Dessert - Pecan & Grape Yogurt Salad

I don't know about you, but I'm always on the lookout for dessert options for my family that are healthy and still delicious. While making dinner tonight I was munching on a few pecans I found in my pantry. I realized that if I chopped the nuts and combined them with some fresh grapes it might make a tasty combo. I tried it and it was! Then I got to thinking that I should try to make some kind of dessert using that combo. I've heard of similar desserts using a pudding or whipped topping type base that the nuts and fruit are stirred into. While that sounds delicious, I really wanted something healthier. I can't eat dairy or sugar right now, but my husband and son can and this dessert was really for their enjoyment so I decided to use some homemade, plain yogurt. I made this yogurt just last night from our raw cow's milk so it is really fresh and delicious! I also added a touch of real maple syrup to sweeten it up. I served it with dinner and both Josh and Evan loved it! They both had seconds. I guess that's a win!


Bunch of grapes
Pecans (or other nut), chopped
Plain yogurt
Maple syrup

The amounts of all the ingredients are based on  your taste so add as much or as little as you want. Remember that the amount of yogurt you use will determine how "soupy" the consistency of the dish will be so keep that in mind as you are determining how much you want to use.

Just mix everything together and refrigerate until ready to serve.