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Grilled Peaches with Yogurt and Honey

grilled peaches

Many of you have been asking me for healthy ways to satisfy your evening sweet cravings.  Since I have a killer sweet tooth myself, I’m always trying to come up with semi-nutritious and low-cal ways to conquer my craving in a tasty way.  During summer, grilled stone fruit (i.e. peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots) makes a regular appearance on my table.  Just 3 minutes on the grill (or in a grill pan) brings out the sweet taste of these fruits, and when you add a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey, you’ve got yourself a heavenly dessert that won’t pack on the pounds.  Here’s how to make them.

First, cut your favorite stone fruit in half (it helps to use “freestone” fruits so the flesh of the fruit doesn’t stick to the pit).

grilled peaches

Then place the fruit flesh-side down on a grill or grill pan that’s been sprayed with nonstick spray, and cook over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes.  Light grill marks will be appear, but if you get black ones or smell a burning smell, your grill is too hot.

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Flip the fruit over and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the skin side, then remove to a plate and cool for 2-3 minutes.

grilled fruit

Place a dollop of nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt (choose organic!) in the middle of the peach where the pit used to be,

then drizzle with honey — or chocolate sauce, or nothing — and dig in.  This is also a great time to add a tiny bit of chopped dark chocolate, a few chopped nuts, or a sprinkling of granola.  Enjoy!

grilled fruit

Grilled Peaches with Yogurt and Honey
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 peach or other stone fruit
  • 1 dollop of nonfat or Greek yogurt
  • drizzle of honey or chocolate sauce (optional)
Instructions
  1. cut your favorite stone fruit in half (it helps to use “freestone” fruits so the flesh of the fruit doesn’t stick to the pit). place the fruit flesh-side down on a grill or grill pan that’s been sprayed with nonstick spray, and cook over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes. Light grill marks will be appear, but if you get black ones or smell a burning smell, your grill is too hot.
  2. Flip the fruit over and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the skin side, then remove to a plate and cool for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Place a dollop of nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt on top of the fruit
  4. Drizzle with honey or chocolate sauce, or nothing
Notes
You could also add a tiny bit of chopped dark chocolate, a few chopped nuts, or a sprinkling of granola.

4 Comments

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    Deana
    July 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Mmmmmm looks delicious!

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    May 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    […] crazy nice weather has got me grilling anything and everything I can think of. Have you ever tried peaches on the grill, drizzled with honey? If not, please stop what you’re doing and go make some now… I promise […]

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    Jo Bass
    November 29, 2018 at 3:31 am

    Very tasty recipe!!!

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