Diabetes: Apples with dip

This healthy “Apples with dip” is a perfect dip for a sunny spring day on the deck. By using fat-free cream cheese instead of full-fat cream cheese, you save 143 calories and 19 grams of fat — most of which is saturated fat — in each serving.

Apples with dip

8 ounces fat-free cream cheese
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
1/2 cup orange juice
4 apples, cored and sliced

Directions

Place the cream cheese on the counter to allow it to soften, about 5 minutes.

To make the dip, combine the brown sugar, vanilla and cream cheese in a small bowl. Mix until smooth. Stir in the chopped peanuts.

Place the apples in another bowl. Drizzle orange juice over the apples to prevent browning. Serve the sliced apples with the dip.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories 177 Cholesterol 4 mg
Protein 10 g Sodium 326 mg
Carbohydrate 28 g Fiber 4 g
Total fat 3 g Potassium 305 mg
Saturated fat 1 g Calcium 121 mg
Monounsaturated fat 1 g