Skinny Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries are always hit and miss for me.  They may look great, they may smell great and get them home and they taste awful.  I got some the other day and they aren’t the best I’ve ever had but they are pretty good.

Looking for a good hot weather snack/dessert that won’t blow the diet? Here was my post-workout treat today.

I used the sponge cake dessert cups (the ones they always put next to the strawberries) and they aren’t as bad as I expected.  The serving size is two of the shells (I used two, feel free to use one) at 160 Cals, 1g fat, 34 g carbs, 19 g sugar.

I added Wal Mart brand Fat Free/No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream which for a 1/2 cup serving is 70 Cals, 0g Fat, 16g carbs, 5g sugar.

I don’t know the exact info for the strawberries, but I had a full pound of strawberries, cut them up and added a little sprinkle of sugar to sweeten them and create the syrup.  I wonder if Splenda would do the same thing? Might have to try that  next time.  I didn’t measure the sugar I added, but the rest of the stuff is low sugar so it probably doesn’t hurt.

Topped it off with Wal Mart brand Light Whipped Topping which for a 2 tbsp. serving is 20 Cals, 1g fat and 2g sugar, so not too bad.  It’s mostly air anyway.

Regular Strawberry Shortcake is not exactly a super rich fattening dessert but the fat free ice cream helps cut it down a little bit.



1 Comment

  1. Yum! One of my favorite summer desserts! I use the edy’s slow-churned light ice cream, which is super good. One shell for me, two for Nolan. I want some right now!

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    I am a recent graduate in Food Science (NC State, 2009) and I work for a major food manufacturing company. I love food, but I can no longer eat anything that crosses my path. About 24 months ago I begin a serious struggle to get my obesity under control and reduce my chances of developing Type II diabetes. Since September of '09 I have lost 50 pounds and I still have a long ways to go. I've started eating better and exercising more, including taking up running.