The addition of mini marshmallows and yogurt changes an ordinary fruit salad into a special dessert.

Makes 8 servings
Cooking time: n/a


  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice  10 mL
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) pineapple tidbits, packed in juice, drained
  • 1 can (10 oz/284 mL) mandarin  orange sections, drained
  • 1 cup halved seedless grapes  250 mL
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows  250 mL
  • ¾ cup 1% or 2% orange- or pineapple-flavored yogurt  175 ml
  • 2 medium bananas


  1. In a large bowl, toss diced apple with lemon juice to prevent browning. Add pineapple, mandarin oranges, grapes and marshmallows.
  2. Drizzle with yogurt and toss gently until fruit and marshmallows are evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or for up to 8 hours to blend flavors.
  3. Just before serving, slice bananas and stir into fruit mixture.


Dietitian Message: This mix of fruit and yogurt makes a tasty nutritious dessert. It can be a light finish to a healthier meal. Try it with oven baked-crispy chicken.

Canada’s Choice per Serving: 2 Carbohydrates

Recipe reprinted with permission from Canada’s Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes, Colleen Bartley, Robert Rose Inc., 2005, 

Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Calories 128
Total fat 1 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 18 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g

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