Yesterday I had to take a sick day. I may have laryngitis – not sure and totally self-diagnosing there. But I have no voice and my throat hurts pretty badly and I have swollen lymph nodes – one so big it’s sticking out of my neck and keeping me from being able to turn my head. Thankfully, Tommy was home yesterday because he got called in to work Saturday evening and didn’t come home until Sunday late afternoon. Even though he missed a night of sleep, he spent most of the day yesterday taking care of Jack and allowing me to rest. I haven’t had anything that’s kept me laying down in quite awhile. But the sick day did allow me to get some posts written, and this is one that I’ve been wanting to share.
I experimented with this sweet treat a couple of weeks back. I noticed this picture pinned on Pinterest
and decided to try and make a similarly pretty but much healthier version. This is what I came up with…
This is so easy to make, takes very little time, and is a much healthier alternative to a very rich dessert. This dessert is under 100 calories! Compared to my inspiration picture which is cake and frosting and at least 300 but maybe as high as 500 calories.
Here’s how I did it:
Pint of strawberries
1 container of light Cool Whip [I used the Kroger brand]
1. Wash strawberries
2. Cap strawberries and halve or quarter, depending on how big they are
3. Place a layer of strawberries on the bottom, followed by a layer of cool whip.
4. Repeat until you reach the top.
Hint: For an even lower calorie dessert, add more strawberries than cool whip, and for a richer dessert add more cool whip.
In less than 10 minutes you have a dessert that is healthy and looks great, too! Enjoy!