Diabetic Cooking

Fantastic fruit medley

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Chilling time: 30 minutes.


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 medium bananas (about 8 inches each), sliced
  • 1 cup green seedless grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, rinsed, drained, and quartered
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tropical fruit salad in juice, drained, with juice reserved
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in juice, drained, with juice reserved
  • 1 teaspoon sugar-free orange drink mix (such as Tang)
  • 1 package (1 ounce) fat-free, sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix


In a large serving dish, combine strawberries, bananas, grapes, cherries, fruit salad, and peaches; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine reserved juices, powdered drink mix, and dry pudding mix; mix well with a wire whisk. Spoon mixture over fruit and toss gently to coat. Chill 30 minutes before serving.

Yield: 6 1/2 cups. Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 86, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: <1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 95 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate. Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.