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A crowd pleasing yogurt fruit salad made with marshmallows & cool whip perfect to bring to family get togethers.

For a long time I hated fruit salad. Something about the texture of the traditional version made with cottage cheese just grossed me out. But then, I learned that this isn’t the ONLY way to make a fruit salad.

One day I was invited to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving where I was introduced to a yogurt & marshmallow fruit salad. From that moment on, I was hooked.


Easy Yogurt Fruit Salad

fruit salad with yogurt, cool whip & marshmallows! doesn't get better!

I know this doesn’t look like anything special, but believe me–it is! There’s literally nothing about this version of fruit salad that I don’t like.

It’s also always a hit with the kids. This is my favorite side dish to make for any big gathering, whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July or a birthday party.

One tip I would say, is to add the marshmallows last. If you are making this a day in advance, I would keep the marshmallows out and add them the  day of. If you don’t do this, it’s not a big deal. BUT, the marshmallows tend to get bigger the longer they’re in the fruit salad.

bowl of fruit (grapes, bananas, strawberries)

The fruit for this I suppose is up to you, but my favorite fruits to include are: bananas, strawberries, and grapes. Raspberries would probably be really great in this too, but we have never added them in.

I use regular Yoplait brand strawberry yogurt for this recipe. You could probably get away with a Greek yogurt to make it a bit healthier, but either way, this will probably still be one of the lighter side dishes in your Thanksgiving spread.

strawberry yogurt fruit salad. such a great side dish for holiday parties! its so easy to make, and is a relatively healthy party food! perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas! marshmallow fruit salad #partyfood #fruitsalad

This fruit salad is beyond simple to make. You simply just cut up some of your favorite fruit & toss the ingredients together, adding the marshmallows last. Simple.

Other side dishes to pair with:

When it comes to holidays, we like to indulge but not go overboard. So most of our menu items are relatively healthy like this cauliflower mashed potato— it’s actually part cauliflower and part regular potato. So where most people like to do one or the other, we combine the two. It’s virtually undetectable–my kids have no idea there are veggies in it.

We also like to serve chips & dip as an appetizer, but instead of using sour cream in our dip, we use pureed cottage cheese. Check out our high protein chip dip recipe here.

It’s simple swaps, that we don’t even notice, that really add up & can make a world of difference.

strawberry yogurt fruit salad. such a great side dish for holiday parties! its so easy to make, and is a relatively healthy party food! perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas! marshmallow fruit salad #partyfood #fruitsalad
strawberry yogurt fruit salad. such a great side dish for holiday parties! its so easy to make, and is a relatively healthy party food! perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas! marshmallow fruit salad #partyfood #fruitsalad

Scroll down for our Yogurt Fruit Salad recipe and many more Holiday Party Food Ideas for your holiday season!


Yogurt Fruit Salad

strawberry yogurt fruit salad. such a great side dish for holiday parties! its so easy to make, and is a relatively healthy party food! perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas! #partyfood #fruitsalad

A quick fruit salad that is always a hit!

Ingredients

  • 2 containers Strawberry yogurt (6 oz)
  • 1/2 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1 container of light cool whip (8 oz)
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • strawberries, chopped
  • grapes, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Serve Cold

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Super Mom - No Cape!

Saturday 15th of December 2018

This does sound yummy!

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Saturday 15th of December 2018

thank you!

Wanda | From House To Home

Thursday 29th of November 2018

I love simple, healthy recipes and this one sounds really good! It's on my list to try :)

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Thursday 29th of November 2018

thank you! it really is good! maybe the marshmallows are a little less than healthy, but overall it's not bad ;)

Jenny

Thursday 29th of November 2018

This looks so good and even my kids would eat it. Love this healthy idea, it will be perfect for Christmas brunch.

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Thursday 29th of November 2018

thank you!!

Marie | DIY Adulation

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

I don't even need the marshmallows in this! It looks amazing. A wonderful lighter take on all of the heavy holiday treats. Thanks for the recipe!

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Thursday 29th of November 2018

thank you!

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