Last weekend was my family Christmas with my dad’s side of the family. Ya, we’re a little late, but we were patiently awaiting the arrival of Lulu so we could celebrate with her. Unfortunately, there was some illness going around and they didn’t want to get the lil one sick, so she didn’t get to attend the big party. My mom, sister, and I went over to my cousin’s so we could give her squeezes though!
After our quick visit, we headed back to the party! If any of you guys know my family, you know we are a pretty fun bunch. It’s never a dull moment, that’s for sure! This year my immediate family decided to dress in ugly sweaters. No one else knew we were doing so, which was funny because my aunt started to actually compliment us on them. Lol. Mine was awesome with nutcrackers on it, complete with Christmas tree earrings!
Not only are we a fun group, we’re also a bit odd. We do a gift exchange where the women buy a woman’s gift and the men buy a man’s. Then we do a game or drawing to see who gets whose gift. The woman buy different things like lotions and decorative things. I gave a mini-donut maker this year and received Juicy Couture perfume and coconut oil. Now the men tend to give alcohol, because who doesn’t love a good drink now and then? Lol. This year though, there were also odd weapons given. Mr. B received a machete (with a bottle of Jim Beam) and my brother received a blow gun. So, I guess we’re now prepared for the impending zombie apocalypse.
I knew that a lot of the food options wouldn’t be the best for me and I wanted to bring something that I knew would be more Weight Watchers friendly. After some searching on the internet, I came across a couple of recipes for fruit dip. I thought fruit would be great and made two dips to go along with it. One being more PointsPlus friendly than the other. Here’s the recipe I made:
Cheesecake Fruit Dip
Makes appox. 2 cups
3 PP for 1/4 cup
(PointsPlus calculated using recipe builder on Weight Watchers)
1 small box of sugar-free and fat-free cheesecake pudding mix
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1 8oz container of fat-free cool whip, thawed
Mix your pudding mix with milk until completely incorporated. Then fold in your cool whip until all mixed well. Do not use a hand mixer because it will flatten the cool whip. I used a whisk. Refrigerate a few hours or over night. Serve with your favorite fruits!
This dip is simply delicious! I made fruit skewers with strawberries, pineapple, and grapes to go along with it. And also some apple slices. All the fruit worked well with the dip and tasted great. I’m sure you could use any pudding mix you wanted too. Maybe I’ll try chocolate next time to dip strawberries in! Yum!!
What’s your favorite thing to dip fruit in?