By Dr. Janet Brill
This July 4th, tap into Mother Nature’s antioxidant medicine chest — celebrate with festive and super low calorie fiber-filled red and blue berries (raspberries, strawberries and blueberries) with some nonfat Greek yogurt mixed in.
Or, for a light cake dessert staying with the theme — so perfect for your Independence Day barbeque — try a slice of angel food cake, topped with raspberry coulis, blueberries, strawberries and a dollop of fat-free whipped topping.
Angel food cake with raspberry coulis:
- 2 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 store bought 9” angel food cake
In a saucepan add in raspberries, sugar and lemon juice and cook over low heat, stirring gently until sugar is dissolved. When mixture just begins to simmer, remove from heat and pour into a food processor.
Process until smooth. Drizzle coulis over angel food cake, add tons of fresh red and blue berries, a dollop of fat-free Cool Whip and enjoy!
Nutritional Information per Serving
(1 piece of cake with 2 tablespoons raspberry coulis, assorted berries and a tablespoon fat-free whipped topping).
- Calories: 170,
- Fat: 0 g,
- Cholesterol: 0 mg,
- Sodium: 320 mg,
- Carbohydrate: 41 g,
- Dietary Fiber: 1 g,
- Sugars: 8 g,
- Protein: 3 g