Summertime Desserts for the Grill!

During the summer we tend to cook many meals over the BBQ; whether it’s chicken, steak, burgers, grilled veggies or another delicious dish, everyone loves BBQ! Once you’ve enjoyed your delicious meal, what about dessert?  Dessert is usually part of the meal where we have a tendency to overindulge; they are usually high in fat, high in sugars and for the most part lots of empty calories. This summer why not make your dessert count – try grilling some fresh fruit and adding some delicious toppings to treat your sweet tooth!

Some fruits that are great for grilling are:

Pineapple · Peaches · Pears · Apples · Plums · Nectarines · Bananas · Berries · Cantaloupe

Try this Grilled Pineapple Dessert the next time you fire up your grill!

Ingredients (serves 3 – 6)

  • 1 pineapple, cut into rounds
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, more if desired

Instructions

Heat up grill or grill pan, lightly oiling. Put on pineapple slices and cook about 2-3 minutes until grill marks start to appear. Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes. In a bowl, mix greek yogurt, honey and cinnamon. To serve, stack two pieces of pineapple (or more if you prefer), on top of each other, then put yogurt on top. If desired, sprinkle additional cinnamon on top.

 

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Recipe retrieved from: http://www.mincerepublic.com/grilled-pineapple-with-honey-greek-yogurt/

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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