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Make 2023 a Healthier Year With These Healthy Grapefruit Snack Recipes

The New Year is a perfect time to change your diet, and even just adding a few healthy meals or snacks can improve your health tremendously. Once you’re in the habit of eating healthy, it will be much easier to continue to do so until your diet is made up of nothing but healthy and delicious dishes. 

Adding Texas red grapefruit from Winter Sweetz can be the perfect way to add more nutrition to your snacks without feeling like you’re settling for less. There are so many amazing options out there for you to try, so here’s a selection of healthy grapefruit dishes to try out.

Broiled Grapefruit

While you may not think of putting fruit under the broiler, it can be a great way to bring out its natural sweetness. With this recipe, you can skip the brown sugar topping if you’d like and just enjoy the sweet flavor of Texas red grapefruit.

Makes: 2 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 1 sweet grapefruit
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)


  1. Turn on the broiler to high.
  2. Slice grapefruit in half then cut a small slice off each half so they stay upright without tipping.
  3. Place on a baking sheet with the larger cut side up.
  4. (Optional) Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. Top the grapefruit halves with the cinnamon mixture and place them just below the broiler coils/flames.
  6. Remove after the sugars caramelize, approximately 5 minutes. 
  7. Serve on its own or with low-fat frozen yogurt.

Herbal Grapefruit Popsicles

This recipe is a great way to enjoy a cold treat without added sugars. Since this is made with juice, you’ll want to pick out the juiciest Texas red grapefruit you can find. You can also use pure grapefruit juice, but fresh tends to taste best. Feel free to add multiple types of fruit or experiment with other herbs to give a broader range of nutrients. 

Makes: 15-20 depending on your molds

Prep time: 3 hours


  • 8 ounces fresh grapefruit juice, about 1lb of grapefruit
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp fresh mint or herbs of your choice
  • 12 ounces of fresh, pureed, or frozen fruit of your choice


  1. Juice your grapefruit.
  2. Heat the water to just under boiling and remove it from the heat.
  3. Add the herbs and cover for 10-30 minutes.
  4. Strain the infusion with a coffee filter or cheesecloth.
  5. Put the juice, infusion, and fruit in a blender or food processor.
  6. Blend until you have a smooth puree without any big chunks of fruit.
  7. Pour into your molds and set in the freezer.
  8. Leave until completely solid and unmold. Serve immediately.

Candied Grapefruit Peels

If you’re struggling to figure out what to do with all the grapefruit peels you may have, you can always candy them. If you love candy, this may make it easier to opt for a healthy grapefruit snack.

Makes: 24 servings

Prep time: 4.5 hours total


  • 2 Texas red grapefruit
  • 1 cup of sugar plus more for dusting


  1. Cut the grapefruit and remove the peel, leaving some of the white pith on the peel.
  2. Cut peel into strips about ½” wide.
  3. Cover peels with cold water in a pan and boil. Drain, then repeat this at least 3 more times to reduce the bitterness of the pith.
  4. After the final boil, use just enough water to cover the peels and add the sugar, stir and cook this down.
  5. Once the peel looks translucent and the only liquid is some syrup, remove it from the heat.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to put the peels on wax paper or a wire rack with something underneath to catch drips.
  7. Let it sit for at least 2 hours or until fully dried. Toss in the extra sugar right before you serve, or you can skip it if you want to eat less sugar.

Enjoy the Juiciest Grapefruits Before the Season Is Over

Texas red grapefruit like Winter Sweetz prove that grapefruit doesn’t need to be bitter, but can be amazingly sweet and juicy. Order yours today and try out these great recipes.

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