Thursday, July 21, 2011

Strawberry Shortcakes

These are kind of my favorite types of recipe collections to post. From, here is a collection of desserts made healthier for us to enjoy without all of the calories and fat.

Strawberry Shortcakes

This traditional dessert can sometimes be loaded with fat. With ingredients like sugary cake and whipped cream, a strawberry shortcake may not fit into your eating plan.

But you won’t notice the difference if you whip up this healthier take on the original. You’ll love it just as much as the fattier version. Also, ours uses store-bought dessert shells to cut prep time.

Saturated fat: 0.3 g

You won't believe this delicious, classic dessert is low in calories and in fat. You even have wiggle room to add a scoop of fat-free vanilla ice cream to top it off.


6 servings (serving size: 1 cake and 1/3 cup sauce)


  • 1 tablespoon calorie-free sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries (about 1 pint)
  • 6 spongecake dessert shells (5-ounce package)


Combine sweetener and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in orange juice. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat, and stir in extract. Cool completely.

Combine orange juice mixture and strawberries in a bowl; stir gently. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

To serve, spoon sauce over dessert shells.

Tip: This luscious sauce is also good spooned over no-sugar-added ice cream, angel food cake, or fat-free pound cake.

Nutritional Info

CALORIES 113 (0.0% from fat)
FAT 0.9g (sat 0.3g, mono 0.0g, poly 0.0g)
FIBER 0.2g
IRON 0.0mg
SODIUM 169mg