Fruit Sides

Spiced Apples
5 medium apples, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup water
1 tea. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tea. Ground Nutmeg
2 Tab. Honey

In a large skillet,  combine apples and water. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.  Simmer, covered, for 3 minutes,  stirring occasionally. Drizzle with honey and serve.
Makes 6 servings

Serving 2/3 cup ,100 calories,  0 fat, 27 carbs., 4 g. fiber, 0 protein

Ginger -Tea Pineapple
4 Green Tea bags
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
4 cups fresh pineapple, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1/3 cup Fresh Mint,  finely chopped

Heat 1 1/2 cups water to boiling. Remove from heat and add tea bags and ginger. Steep 4 minutes,  covered. Squeeze water out of tea bags and let cool.
Place pineapple in a bowl and add ginger-tea. Cover and marinate 2-6 hours.
Preheat broiler. Drain pineapple, discarding ginger. Thread pineapple on 6 skewers.  Place on rack of broiler pan. Broil @6-inches from heat for 4-6 minutes or until heated through,  turning once. Sprinkle with mint before serving.
Makes 6 servings

1 skewer of pineapple: 54 cal. ,  0 fat, 14 g. Carbs. , 2 g. Fiber, 1 g. Protein

Citrus - Infused Strawberries
4 cups fresh strawberries,  trimmed and halved
2 Tab. Orange juice
1/2 tea. finely shredded lemon peel and more for serving
1 Tab. Lemon juice
1 Tab.  Orange Liqueur, optionally
1 tea. Honey

In a bowl, combine everything except the additional lemon peel for serving. If you do not use the Orange Liqueur, add 1 extra Tablespoin of Orange Juice. Cover and chill for 1-4 hours. Serve, topping with the additional lemon peel.
Serves 4

Serving: 1 cup, 66 calories,  15 g. Carbs., 3 g. Fiber,  1 g. Protein

Orange -Cinnamon Figs
8 medium figs
1/2 tea. finely shredded orange peel
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 tea.  Cinnamon

Whisk together orange peel, orange juice and cinnamon. Drizzle over figs.
Can also be made with grapes instead of figs.
Makes 4 servings

Serving: 2 figs or 2/3 cup grapes, 81 calories, 21 g. Carbs. , 1 g. Protein

Orange -Balsamic Berries
2 tea. finely shredded orange peel
3/4 cup orange juice
3 Tab. Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tab. Honey
6 cups berries  (Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)

Whisk together orange juice. orange peel, vinegar and honey in a large bowl.  Add berries and toss gently. Marinate 2-4 hours,  stirring occasionally. Drain, discarding marinade.
Makes 6 servings.

Each serving 1 cup berries,  73 calories,  1 g. Fat, 17 g. Carbs., 2 g. Protein

Cardamom - Spiced Kiwi and Pineapple with Coconut
2 cups cubed pineapple
3 kiwis,  peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 tea. Cardamom
1/4 cup shredded coconut

Combine pineapple, kiwis and Cardamom and toss gently. Sprinkle with  Coconut before serving.
Makes 4 servings

Each 3/4 cup fruit mixture and 1 Tab. Coconut serving: 103 calories, 2 g. Fat, 21 g. Carbs., 1 g. Protein




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