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Memorial Day weekend just kinda snuck up on me this year. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks thinking the holiday was next weekend. So I find myself scrambling to put together a menu for the holiday which typically consists of the tradition grilling foods … hot dogs, hamburgers, hobo potatoes and a side salad or two. Since I’m still working on not going overboard with my calorie intake I decided to make one of my all-time favorite fruit salads in lightened-up kinda way.
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This grape salad is always a hit with the kids (and adults). Let’s just hope you have better luck finding white grapes than I did. I spent a week looking at empty shelves in local stores before I finally found them. Black seedless (or red) is also great to use in this recipe. You get a little sweet with the sour.
- 1 pound white grapes, seedless
- 1 pound black grapes, seedless
- 4 ounces light cream cheese, room temperature
- 12 ounces light vanilla yogurt
- 3 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend
- ½ cup sweetened granola
- Wash and pat dry the grapes. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk cream cheese, yogurt and Truvia Baking Blend until smooth.
- Toss grapes in the mixture and sprinkle with granola.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve (within 24 hours).
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