Dessert: Creamy Orange Fruit Salad

Servings: Ten 3/4 cup servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 0 minutes


  • 1 small can mandarin oranges, about 284 ml (drained)
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple, about 398 ml (drained)
  • 1 package (85 g) orange jello
  • 1 container (500 g) cottage cheese
  • 2 cups whipped topping (made from powder) or frozen whipped topped, thawed
  • ½ cup toasted coconut, preferably unsweetened

Directions for Preparation

  1. In a large frying pan on medium-heat, add the coconut. Stir constantly until golden brown. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the fruit, jello, cottage cheese and coconut until well combined. Gently fold in the whipped topping.
  3. Chill for a few hours before serving.

This creamy version does have more sugar than the traditional fruit salad. It also has protein-rich cottage cheese which helps slow down sugar from breaking down too quickly in your body. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a small bowl that equals to a ¾ cup portion.

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