Luscious Diet Strawberry
To prepare our shortcake recipe take about 3 spoons of sliced strawberries and put them into the microwave until they are warm and separating. This shouldn't take over 30 seconds or so if fresh strawberries are used. Frozen strawberries will require just a bit longer.
Allow the fruit to cool for a few seconds then add the no calorie sweetener. If you prefer the real deal when it comes to sugar, you can certainly use that; be sure to account for the extra calories in your diet plan.
Sugar contains 16 calories per teaspoon and 774 per cup. If you're using vine-ripened strawberries, they tend to be sweet so you may not even to add additional sweetness.
It's very difficult to beat sweetening powers when it comes to Mother Nature and the less sugar that you put into your body, the less it will crave.
Place the shortcake dessert shell on a pretty serving plate. Add the sliced strawberries on top of the cake. Next, add the sweetened fruit glaze which was prepared in the microwave.
Top the glaze with whipped topping or you can use real whipped cream in a can; the reduced fat or light versions contain fewer calories - about 15 per serving which is less than most frozen toppings and comes with the genuine 'real' seal.
Fat free topping will take away additional calories, but isn't nearly as rich.
If you have an enormous sweet tooth or if your strawberries are a little tart, add another pack of sweetener to the strawberries before assembling.
Our Dreamy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe for dieters contains 138 total calories per shortcake and is very low in dietary fat content.
1 cup of sliced strawberries, 53 calories
1 dessert shell - cake
Tip: Dolly Madison makes a great little cake and there is 8 to a pack for 70 calories each.
2 Tablespoons of Reduced Fat Whipped Topping OR 1 Serving of Reduced Fat Whipped Cream,15 Calories
The above data chart presents an excellent example of what happens to natural food values once simple table sugar is entered into the nutritional composite.
The cup of natural sliced fruit more than quadruples in caloric values.