Mar 05, 2015 10:00 AM

Author: Cancer Learning Center

Healthy eating is an important part of maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, eating healthy may increase your responsiveness to treatment, reduce complications, and improve your quality of life.

March is National Nutrition Month, and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) wants you to know how delicious “nutritious” can be. HCI’s Good Life Kitchen Cooking Class teaches how to make dishes that are as tasty and appealing as they are good for you. Enjoy this recipe for Layered Fresh Fruit with Honey-Vanilla Yogurt.

Serves 4

  • 2 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • Dash ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 8-oz. carton raspberries
  • 6-oz. carton blueberries
  • 1 1/2 c. strawberries
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced crosswise
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced crosswise
  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced

In a medium bowl, combine vanilla, honey, and cinnamon (if desired). (Do not beat or yogurt will become thin.) Refrigerate yogurt mixture while you prepare the fruit.

Rinse raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. Remove strawberry stems and slice strawberries 1/4” lengthwise. Place berries on a cookie sheet lined with 2 layers of paper towels.  Pat dry with another paper towel to remove excess water.

Layer berries, oranges, kiwis, and banana in a glass salad bowl. Top with yogurt mixture and serve.

Recipe developed by Susan Massey, co-facilitator of the Good Life Kitchen Cooking Class Series and cancer survivor

Cancer Learning Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute

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