Looking for a healthy dessert or snack recipe? Try my recipe for creamy Honey Orange Fruit Dip (made with Greek yogurt and fresh orange juice), which, when paired with fresh fruit, is a refreshing late night treat or party appetizer!
So, January is almost over and the big “elephant in the room” is, how are you doing so far with your New Year’s goals? To be honest, I’ve been great with some goals and others still need work. I’ve been going on 30 minute walks (almost) daily and have been eating pretty healthy, drinking Green Monster Smoothies for breakfast and snacking on fresh fruit and this Honey Orange Fruit Dip in the afternoon and when my late night sweet tooth and dessert cravings hit.
But that doesn’t mean I haven’t had my share of comfort foods, like Macaroni and Cheese Soup (it’s been pretty dang cold here), or was able to ignore the pushy Girl Scouts forcing their irresistible cookies on me when I left the grocery store the other day. And I’m totally ok with all of that because overall, we’ve been doing good!
My other New Year’s goals included reading more (at minimum two books a month), which I am doing great with so far and I’m really enjoying these few moments of “me time” each day. I’m also working on being more organized and getting back into a regular blogging/work routine (after a hard year last year), which to be honest, could use some more improvement, but I’m at least working on all of this.
Oh, and I’m working on being more thoughtful with spending money and trying to save more; which I’m ecstatic to say, out of all my goals, this is the area I’m doing the best! This is due to getting back to meal planning (which also helps us eat better), being more mindful and frugal when shopping and a few other money saving hacks that we’ve implemented.
Regarding eating better, I’ve found that not only does meal planning and shopping for our groceries two weeks at a time help us stay focused and avoid unhealthy or unnecessary impulse buys; we are wasting less food and money too.
This refreshing and creamy Honey Orange Fruit Dip is a healthy fruit dip recipe and uses ingredients that we normally always have on hand this time of year. Since I always need a late afternoon snack and always crave a little sweet treat at the end of the day, this Honey Orange Fruit Dip paired with fresh fruit (and sometimes graham crackers), is a great treat that helps me stick to my New Year’s goal of eating better!
What are your New Year’s goals? Would you be interested in hearing more about how I’m saving money at the grocery store, meal planning or the books I’m reading? If so leave a comment below and let me know!
Helpful Tips and Information:
Make Ahead: This Honey Orange Fruit Dip can be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Food Fact: Honey NEVER goes bad! It can be kept in a sealed container in a cool dry place indefinitely. If it hardens or crystallizes, simply place the jar or bottle of honey in a bowl of hot water until the honey liquefies.
If you like this fruit dip recipe, then you’ll love these other healthy dessert recipes:
Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Marshmallow Whipped Cream Dip
Healthy Cookies and Cream Dip for One
Lemonade Fruit Dip
Raspberry Fruit Dip
“Skinny” Brownie Pudding Parfaits
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 navel orange, juiced and zested
- ½ cup whipped cream cheese
- ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
In a small bowl whisk together the honey, orange juice, half of the orange zest, cream cheese and Greek yogurt. Continue whisking until smooth and creamy.
Serve dip garnished with remaining orange zest. Dip can be served with assorted fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, orange wedges, kiwi, etc.) or assorted cookies/crackers (like graham crackers or Chocolate Pirouette cookies.
Add additional honey to reach desired sweetness, if needed.