Light & Healthy Fruit Dip

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3 minutes
September 30, 2022
Carole Jones


Yogurt fruit dip that is healthy, easy and light!  It is only two ingredients and taste perfect with all your favorite fruits.  A little dollop of top of your favorite summer fruit salad makes it extra special.  A kid friendly recipe that your kids can make themselves.

Light & Healthy Yogurt Fruit Dip

Last night, we packed up the whole crazy circus that is the Jones Family and headed 45 minutes south to our son’s baseball game.  Often times when games start later in the evening, we only bring the portion of the family that can handle a late night but this time we decided to brave it with all the little kiddos in tow.  As expected, we had the requisite little child injury leading to overdramatic wailing.  That was followed by another child loudly berating her sibling.  And who can forget my 6 year old running around bellowing “You cannot take down Obi Wan Kenobi!”  As my 14 year old likes to remind me….”Mom, we are THAT family!”  While that madness may be normal to me and I can generally tune it out, I try to be sympathetic to the other families trying to peacefully watch the game.


To help keep the craziness to a more manageable level, I packed a picnic dinner for the family to eat while watching the baseball game.  I figure that if their mouths were full, they can’t make quite the same level of noise.  At least for a few minutes at least.

I packed a bunch of fresh fruit to go along with our dinner and decided to bring along our favorite yogurt fruit dip as an extra incentive to behave.  This dip is light and healthy, so while it is a treat to have something to dip the fruit into, it isn’t anything you have to feel guilty about.  I know many of you love the classic cream cheese fruit dip, but I needed something a little less calorie packed than that.


This simple two ingredient yogurt fruit dip recipe was the perfect chance to get the youngest Jones kiddo involved in helping make dinner before the game.  Even a four year old can mix together cool whip and yogurt!  When she finished mixing it up, I told her to take a taste and see if she liked it.  She proceeded to shove her whole hand into the bowl and came up with a handful.  Apparently, she had no doubts as to whether or not this stuff would be good 🙂

Kids in the Kitchen Secret #6:  Embrace the sticky hands, messy faces and unavoidable germs that will accompany your kids while they learn to cook!

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Light & Healthy Yogurt Fruit Dip

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Yogurt fruit dip that is healthy, easy and light!  It is only two ingredients and taste perfect with all your favorite fruits.


  • 8 ounce container of Cool Whip (I use Light, Fat Free or Sugar Free)
  • 6 ounce container of light raspberry yogurt


  1. Allow the Cool Whip to soften in the fridge and then in a medium bowl, mix together both ingredients until smooth. Cover and return to the fridge for 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite fresh fruits. I especially like bananas and strawberries with this dip!
  • Author: Carole Jones


  • Serving Size: 1/8th
  • Calories: 37
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 7mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


10 years ago

Thanks so much for this fabulous idea! I can’t wait to try this, sounds delicious!! Easy too, easy is great. 🙂

10 years ago

Thanks Melissa! Come back and let me know what you thought after you give it a try! -Carole

10 years ago

Carole, I FINALLY made your dip. WONDERFUL!!!!!! Let’s just say that not only did my four kids keep running up to the counter to steal more before it was time to eat, my husband loved it too! He’s very picky, but he couldn’t get enough!
It is SUPER easy, and SUPER good. Thank you for all you do in providing such wonderful ideas for us all. You’re really good at it, can’t wait to try all your other recipes! Keep up the good work.:)

10 years ago

Awww, thanks so much Melissa! You are too sweet and I really appreciate your kind words. -Carole

9 years ago

Never heard if cool whip ? Is there an alternative ?

9 years ago

It is in the freezer section and is a whipped topping. You could use whipped cream but it would make it much more unhealthy

9 years ago

The dip sounds yummy but I have to disagree on the healthy part. The ingredients listed on the back of cool whip are frightening. Hydrogenated oils vs real cream? You may save on calories but that doesn’t make it healthy. Just had to add my 2 cents. Love the encouragement to get kiddos in the kitchen!

9 years ago

Thanks for your comment Carrie and I totally understand/respect your view! -Carole

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9 years ago

does anyone know how this holds up overnight in the refrigerator for serving the next day?

9 years ago

Great question Meghan! It lasts for many days covered in the fridge.

9 years ago

Perfect! Thank you!

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