Thursday, June 28, 2012

Red, White, and Blueberry Parfaits

This colorful, patriotic dessert is perfect for that Fourth of July picnic. Fresh summer berries are always delicious.

Makes 4 servings 

1          cup strawberries, sliced
½         cup blueberries
2          tablespoons sugar
½         cup part-skim ricotta cheese
½         cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
½         teaspoon vanilla extract
         teaspoon almond extract
         teaspoon orange extract

Collect Ingredients.

Place strawberries and blueberries each in a separate small bowl. Toss each with 1 teaspoon of the sugar.

In another bowl, combine ricotta cheese with remaining sugar, yogurt, and extracts. Mix well.

In each of 4 parfait glasses, place 2 tablespoons of the strawberries.

Top each with 2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture. Divide blueberries evenly over the parfaits. Divide remaining ricotta mixture over blueberries. Top with remaining strawberries.

Serve right away or chill for up to several hours before serving.

Each Serving Provides
Calories 113
Total Fat 2.6g
Cholesterol 11mg
Sodium 56mg
Total Carbohydrate 17.2g
Dietary Fiber 1.4g
Protein 5g

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