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I am so excited to tell you about my newest, favorite snack. I have been eating this new-found love almost every day, since I put these few ingredients together. And I don't see myself stopping anytime soon! It's swoon-worthy for sure.
Looking at the pictures now, I see how festive these snacks are going to be for the upcoming Fall holidays (a little added bonus). If you want to serve up something healthier and less caloric, between all the candy and pies, this should be your go-to snack. It's also the ideal afternoon pick-me-up. Try it.
Here's a little history, like many of you,I have been eating Dole fruit since I was a kid. My mom introduced me to cottage cheese and fruit when I was very young. It has remained a staple snack in my life ever since.
Until recently I had not had the pleasure of trying all five available varieties of DOLE Jarred Fruit. Lucky for all of us, they are available in our local grocery stores in the canned fruit aisle (only $2.99). All are really delicious, but the Tropical Fruit stood out for me. The flavor reminds me of vacation (think Hawaii) and that's always a good thing.
You know what I really love about this fruit...it's already peeled, chopped and ready to go. That's half the battle when it comes to making a quick, healthy snack. This makes it easy to indulge in high quality, ready-to-eat fruit that is naturally fat and cholesterol free.
I do strain the juice for this recipe, but make sure to reserve it as it's 100% fruit juice and makes a nice beverage. My kids love it.
Coconut cream (not coconut milk) is a canned, sweetened mixture found in the juice aisle or by the drink mixers. It's not homogenous and requires pouring it into a bowl and whisking until smooth. Keep the unused portion in the refrigerator for making more snacks.
It's easy to put several of these together at once when you keep your kitchen stocked with DOLE Jarred Fruit. Snacking becomes as easy as 1-2-3.
The resealable lid makes it easy to scoop out what you need and save the rest for later. No wasting, and the leftover fruit is ready and waiting for your next snack craving.
We are all concerned with getting the right amount of nutrition in our diet, one of these snacks has one full serving of fruit and each jar of DOLE Jarred Fruit has 5 whole servings. I'm so glad my family loves these as much as I do.
The coconut cream adds the right amount of balance to the tangy cottage cheese. It also adds another tropical layer of flavor. When you are using good ingredients, you only need a few to make something really delicious.
3-Ingredient Tropical Fruit Colada Snack
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese ~ 4% milk fat preferred, divided
- 2 Tablespoons coconut cream, divided*
- 1/2 cup Dole Tropical Jarred Fruit, drained, divided
- Scoop 1/4 cup cottage cheese on the bottom of an 8 oz mason jar. Pour 1 Tablespoon coconut cream on top of the cottage cheese. Add 1/4 cup Dole Tropical Jarred Fruit on top. Repeat with remaining cottage cheese, coconut cream and fruit. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 24 hours.
- *Coconut cream is not a homogenous mixture. Pour the contents of the can into a bowl and whisk until it comes together; about 30 seconds.
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