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No-Bake, Patriotic Skinny Strawberry Trifle -Perfect for 4th of July!

Your friends and family will love this low-calorie berry dessert.

If you’re short on time, this big on flavor dessert is perfect, especially if you are looking for a Weight Watchers strawberry trifle!  So easy, quick and absolutely yummy!  This isn’t your ordinary strawberry shortcake either.  I’m starting with a store-bought fat-free angel food cake, adding fat-free vanilla pudding, Cool Whip, lots of fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries and drizzling a store bought strawberry glaze.  So light, fluffy and bursting with flavor!  The skinny for 1 serving, 120 calories, 0 fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  Enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 1 hour

This no-bake strawberry trifle recipe is perfect for the Fourth of July. And it's only 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus.


Ingredients

5 cups (~2 pints), fresh strawberries, sliced

2 cups fresh blueberries

½ cup store-bought prepared strawberry glaze, see shopping tips

1 (14oz) ready baked angel food cake, cut in half and into 1-inch cubes, see shopping tips

1 (8oz) container fat-free frozen Cool Whip, thawed

2 snack packs of already prepared fat-free vanilla or tapioca pudding, see shopping tips


Instructions

1. In a large serving bowl or trifle dish, place half the angel food cake pieces on the bottom of bowl.

2. Sprinkle about 2 cups strawberries evenly over cake.

3. Dollop 1 package of pudding all over top of berries.

4. Sprinkle with ½ cup blueberries and drizzle with ¼ cup strawberry glaze over blueberries.

5. Spread ½ container Cool Whip evenly over glaze.

6. Repeat the steps starting with angel food cake and ending with Cool Whip.  Decorate top of the Strawberry Shortcake Trifle with remaining sliced strawberries and blueberries.

7. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.  Store any leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Makes 16 servings (each serving about ¾ cup)


Food Fact
Although shortcake is most commonly made with a rich biscuit, it can also be made with cake.  The classic American shortcake is a large sweet biscuit, split in half, then filled and topped with sliced fruit, usually strawberries and whipped cream.

A trifle usually consists of sponge cake or ladyfingers, doused with sherry, covered with jam and custard, topped with whipped cream and garnished with fruit, nuts or chocolate.


Shopping Tips

Marie’s Glaze for Strawberries comes in a container and found in the produce section (near the strawberries) in most supermarkets.  Store leftover glaze in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Ready baked angel food cake can be found in the produce section this time of year, usually displayed with fresh strawberries. It might also be in the bakery aisle.

Already prepared fat-free vanilla or tapioca pudding is usually displayed in the aisle where boxed dry pudding mixes are sold.  It’s available in a 4-snack-pack size.  You can substitute fat-free chocolate, if desired. If you can’t find it make your own with a dry package of instant vanilla pudding. Prepare it with fat-free milk.


Prep Tip
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This dessert can be made a day in advance.

The easiest way to thaw Cool Whip is in the refrigerator. When you get home from the market, store in the fridge until ready to assemble the trifle.


Weight Watchers
 (old points) 
2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
 3

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (each serving about ¾ cup)
121 calories, 0g fat, 2g protein, 28g carbs, 2g fiber, 45mg sodium, 10g sugar

FAT FACTS: for 1 serving
242 calories, 9g fat, 3g protein, 36g carbs, 2g fiber, 162mg sodium, 11g sugar

 Find more delicious recipes from Nancy Fox on her website, Skinny Kitchen

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called <a href="http://www.skinnykitchen.com">Skinny Kitchen</a>. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

Tricia M Foster

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014

Absolutely divine! I can't get to the store fast enough.

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