Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Simple Sweet Treat- Skinny Strawberry Shortcakes

I'm writing this post in a hurry. Why?? I completely FORGOT that Friday is Dr. Seuss day. It's one of my favorite school days, because it's fun to kick back and just work with Dr. Seuss books. I tutor later tonight and tomorrow, so I need to get my materials ready for Friday ASAP.

But not before I share with you this sweet treat I made yesterday. I have the world's biggest sweet tooth. I can't have dinner without dessert of some kind (you can thank my dear old Abuelo for that!) The problem is that desserts are usually jammed full of sugar and generally unhealthy for you. Which isn't fair, but I digress.

I went shopping for the ingredients for this awesome flatbread pizza from the Six Sisters' site. I wanted to make some dessert, but I know J is really trying hard to get in better shape and I want to help him. I found some strawberries and thought to myself "How can I get the taste of shortbread without the bajillion calories?" Then I looked over and saw a huge display of Honey Maid graham crackers and it hit! Make 'em with graham crackers instead!



These were RIDICULOSLY easy to make. All you need is:

  • 2 sheets of honey graham crackers
  • 6 strawberries, diced up
  • 1 can of Fat Free Reddi-Whip
Break apart the graham crackers into squares. Squirt a dollop of whipped cream on each square, and top with strawberries. 2 sheets of graham crackers will equal four strawberry shortcakes. J and I ended up having three a piece, but I can definitely say my sweet tooth was satisfied after that. J said it's one of the best dessert ideas I've ever come up with! If that's not a shining endorsement, then I don't know what else would be!

Do you have any simple dessert recipes? Off I go!



4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I know what I'm going to make for an afternoon snack... who knew I'd already have all these things on hand? Found you from Elisabeth at Bella, new follower :)

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  2. Um, now I'm hungry. Thanks. :p

    Have fun with Dr. Seuss day... we don't get to celebrate til Tuesday!

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  3. That looks so good...definitely going to try that out! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This looks so delicious but simple!! Definitely going to have to try this soon!

    elle [wonderfelle world]

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