The Foodie Physician: Dining with the Doc: Yogurt-Dipped Strawberries with Drizzled Chocolate
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Dining with the Doc: Yogurt-Dipped Strawberries with Drizzled Chocolate


Are you looking for the perfect sweet treat to serve to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day?  These lovely bites are big on flavor and low in calories and will please adults and kids alike. 


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This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield.  All opinions expressed are my own.


I’ve always preferred having a romantic meal at home over going out on Valentine’s Day.  What better way to show your loved ones how much they mean to you than to prepare them a delicious, home-cooked meal?  My Yogurt-Dipped Strawberries with Drizzled Chocolate are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat.  Using Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt helps make these treats feel really indulgent tasting even though they’re actually very nutritious. 


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Ruby red strawberries are enrobed in creamy Stonyfield organic nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt and frozen until solid.  It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. Then they’re drizzled with luxurious, melted dark chocolate.  After all, you can’t have a Valentine’s Day dessert without chocolate!


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These luscious berries are beautiful to look at and easy to make.  I like to hull the strawberries because then when I slice them in half, they look like hearts, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day.  If you’re short on time, you can cut out that step and leave the berries unhulled.  Then you can hold them by the leafy tops and dip them in the yogurt.  You can coat the berries with a single layer of yogurt or for a thicker coating (like the ones pictured), freeze until firm and then dip them a second time.



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Even though you’ll feel like you’re indulging in a decadent treat, these lovely low calorie bites are quite healthy.  Strawberries are packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C and fiber.  Greek yogurt supplies plenty of protein and calcium (To read more about the health benefits of Greek yogurt, CLICK HERE).  Even dark chocolate is good for you.  It’s full of flavonoids, powerful plant nutrients that have antioxidant properties (To read more about the health benefits of dark chocolate, CLICK HERE).



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Even if you’re not celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, try whipping up a batch of these healthy, indulgent-tasting yogurt-dipped strawberries.  They make a delicious, refreshing snack that you can enjoy by yourself or make for your kids.  They’re also great to serve at parties.  They can be made the day before and stored in the freezer so they’re low stress.  If you freeze them overnight, just be sure to let them sit out for 10-15 minutes before serving so that they’re easier to bite into. 



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Yogurt-Dipped Strawberries with Drizzled Chocolate
Makes about 16 strawberries


Ingredients:
1 pound strawberries, preferably organic
1 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt (I used Stonyfield organic nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt)
1.5 ounces dark chocolate


Directions:

Wash and dry the strawberries completely.  Carefully hull the strawberries with a paring knife, removing the green leafy tops.

Place the yogurt in a bowl and stir until smooth.  Carefully insert a fork into the hulled end of one strawberry (if you have a small cocktail fork, this works great).  Dip the strawberry into the yogurt, turning it to coat the entire berry.  Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a wire rack.  Repeat for the remaining berries. 

Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.  At this point, if you want a thicker yogurt layer, dip the strawberries in the yogurt one more time and refreeze (I did two layers of yogurt in the photos). 

Melt the chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave, stopping to stir it often so that it doesn’t scorch.  Pour the melted chocolate into a small sandwich bag and cut off the tip of one corner.  Using the bag like a piping bag, drizzle some chocolate onto each strawberry.  Place the berries back in the freezer and freeze until solid. 

Leave the strawberries out at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving.  Serve whole or sliced in half lengthwise.  Enjoy!



One strawberry: Calories 37; Fat 1.1g (Sat 0.7g); Protein 1.5g; Carb 4.7g; Fiber 0.9g; Sodium 5mg

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70 comments :

  1. Such an easy and healthy snack - Sonali, these are simply BRILLIANT!

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  2. These look amazing! <3 Making em' this weekend!! :D

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  3. I love dipping blueberries in yogurt and freezing as "bites" for the kiddos. I never thought to do the double-dip! Love it!

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    1. My daughter loves blueberries, I'll definitely have to try those next!

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  4. Love the idea of using Greek yogurt! I would happily make these for myself for V-day :)

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  5. We also love staying in on Valentine's day as well. I don't do overcrowded restaurants ;). Chocolate + strawberries..who doesn't love that combo? But with Greek yogurt? I'm in! Extra protein, probiotics, and of course calcium (being Asian, this is esp so so important!) among other things are just what I need ;)

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    1. Thanks for the awesome comment Min! Happy Valentine's Day to you and the Hungryman, I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Genius! I am definitely making these.

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  7. YES!! These are amazing -- so simple and pretty! Love :)

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  8. The look so pretty! And delicious!!
    P.S. Congratulations on your winning recipe!!! So neat! :) Way to go!

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  9. These are so pretty and adorable! And such an improvement nutritionally over packaged "yogurt covered" items! Totally making these!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I really love how easy and healthy they are!

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  10. Yum!! These are so so beautiful and perfect for this weekend! Love the idea of using Greek yogurt - such a healthier alternative!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with the family!

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  11. Wow! What an incredible idea, loved it! YUMMY, Healthy and Delicious. Theses look AWESOME! :)

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  12. SO I don't do yogurt (unless it's vegan) but! I love chocolate covered strawberries so ;)

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  13. Looks so delicious! I LOVE yogurt covered everything and never thought to try it with strawberries! Perfect for any romantic night in! Pinning :)

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    1. Thanks so much Alex! The strawberry hearts definitely add a bit of romance :)

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  14. Love this idea! Not a huge fan of white chocolate, but love yogurt!

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    1. I'm with you, definitely not a fan of white chocolate. Thanks Lauren!

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  15. These are absolutely stunning! What a perfect Valentine's day treat.

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  16. These look delicious! Dipped strawberries are one of my favourite snacks and desserts. I always eat them way too fast and am sad when my supply runs out!

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    1. Haha, that's so sad but thankfully it's easy to make more! Thanks Genevieve :)

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  17. Those are beautiful! I love the last photo. They look delicious.

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  18. These are just so beautiful! I love how you used yogurt as the coating.

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  19. Such a great idea to use instead of white chocolate. I'd totally gate crash your valentine's day dinner...or at least pretend to be the server ;)

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    1. Haha, that would be quite the fancy Valentine's Day dinner if we had a private server! There are very few foods that I would say I don't like, but white chocolate is definitely one of them.

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  20. I would definitely enjoy these no matter the occasion. You did a great job with these strawberries.

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  21. YUM! I've always found white chocolate to be a little too much for me. This yogurt is a great alternative!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! And I totally hear ya, I'm definitely not a fan of white chocolate.

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  22. These strawberries look fantastic! I've been looking for a yogurt covered strawberries recipe for a while now! Definitely a must try! Pinned!

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    1. Thanks Mira! They're so easy, you should definitely give them a try :)

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  23. What a delicious and healthy alternative to the traditional chocolate covered strawberries! These are beautiful!

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  24. Oooah this looks amazing! I've gotta try this - It's got my 3 favorite foods in the world :D

    Y'know whenever I see "yogurt dipped" anything in stores, I didn't think that it was actually yogurt (and it's probably not), so I assumed you couldn't truly have yogurt dipped anything.

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    1. Now that I think of it, these are three of my favorites ingredients too! Thanks for stopping by Natalie!

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  25. What a wonderful idea for Valentine's Day! Looks so easy to make. And it's pure temptation, love it!

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    1. Thanks so much Del! I really love how easy they are!

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  26. this is 10x better than white chocolate. I love that! you are so creative and nourishing. YUMO!

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! Isn't white chocolate kind of bleh? Have a great weekend!

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  27. These little bites are amazing! As someone who is obsessed with strawberries, I could probably snack on these all day.

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  28. Oh, loveliness! You are so speedy with your Stonyfield post!

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    1. Haha, thanks Lynn! I was definitely trying to get it up before Valentine's Day :)

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  29. What an awesome idea!!!! I will have to give these a try!

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  30. Sonali, I love this idea for Valentine's Day!!! Since I've been baking for the blog for Valentine's Day for the past few weeks, I've had enough chocolate to last me a month! These Yogurt-Dipped Strawberries are the perfect lighter treat!! love these!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Alice! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  31. Love these, Sonali! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  32. Well those look like utter PERFECTION! Seriously, I cannot get over how stunning they are!!

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    1. Thanks GiGi, that's super nice of you to say!

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  33. What a lovely alternative to chocolate covered strawberries! Healthy and I bet delicious as well!

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  34. Thanks for this awesome post that has been shared in this website.Keep blasting!

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