If chocolate or cheese were food groups, one of those would probably be my favorite...or maybe even tie for my very favorite food group. But since neither of those gets it's own category, I choose fruit as my favorite food group. You can eat it on your cereal/oatmeal/toast/yogurt/waffles/pancakes for breakfast, as a snack, on the side of your lunch & dinner, mixed in with your salad for lunch or dinner, and with a little sugar for dessert - fruit is the jack-of-all-meals. And I love fruit for that reason. But you want to know something else I love about fruit? You can pair it with something completely unhealthy and not feel quite as guilty as you normally would eating that unhealthy thing. A perfect example of that situation is the apple dip I'm sharing with you today. It's absolutely divine, and definitely one of those things you could find yourself licking the bowl clean after finishing it off. Cheese. Brown Sugar. Heath bar. It's literally that simple. Don't forget the apples, though, or you're in for a major guilt trip.
Creamy, Crunchy Apple Dip
Something I picked up somewhere...I just don't remember!
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/2 - 3/4 c. heath bar bits
Combine all 3 ingredients in a bowl & mix well, until the sugar is well-incorporated and not a grainy texture. Serve with Granny Smith apples, or other fruit of your choice (also very good with bananas!)