my favorite healthy dessert.

In keeping with my desire to eat well, I've decided to share a few of my favorite low-fat and/or low-calorie recipes, as a part of Lorie's Watchin' What We Eat Wednesday meme.

This is seriously my favorite healthy dessert. And, actually, its my favorite dessert period, except for chocolate chip cookies. But I'm dieting here, so we won't talk about those anymore.

Anyway, back to the recipe. This is really easy, really flexible, really good, and, to those who don't know just how easy it is to make, really impressive, too. This looks great in any clear glass bowl (like a trifle bowl).

Angel Food Fruit Trifle

angel food cake (with no icing)
sugar-free vanilla pudding (4 servings), made with fat-free milk
fat-free whipped topping
assorted fruit, washed and cut up as necessary

Fold together the vanilla pudding with most of the whipped topping (you'll be saving some of it to use on top the dessert). Cut the angel food cake into bite-size pieces (about 1 inch square). Layer the ingredients in the bowl - angel food cake, pudding mixture, and fruit (reserving some fruit for the top), and continue layers until the bowl is full. Decorate the top of the bowl with reserved whipped topping and fruit.

Variations: You can vary this by making it with any type of cake (brownies and pound cake are both good, though not really healthy), and flavor of pudding, and any kind of fruit. My favorite way is with traditional angel food cake, vanilla pudding, strawberries, and blueberries. I've also made it with chocolate angel food cake, chocolate pudding, and raspberries - that was delicious, too.

There are so many different kinds of fruit and flavors of pudding out there - the possibilities are endless. How about raspberries with cheesecake pudding? Or strawberries and bananas with white chocolate? Or blueberries with lemon?

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  1. I have seen so many variations of this dessert but I have never tried it. It looks so yummy! I think I am going to have to try it soon. It looks like a great summer dessert.

    Oh and by the way, I have a mini chocolate chip cookies recipe on my blog that are low calories and fat. In Weight Watchers points(and I know you do not probably do WW but I do not have the NI on it), they are 1 point for 2 small cookies. So, not real bad if you are really wanting some and trying to stay on track.

    Anyways, thank you so much for participating in WWWEW! I hope you come back next week for fruit themed recipes. Thanks again.

  2. Oh and right now all I have is the free Mr. Linky and you have to click to see the links, but I will upgrade soon. Sorry for the confusion.

  3. I have seen this dessert before, but never made it. I have a friend who makes a not so healthy version that is AWESOME, though! ;)

    I shall be trying this one this summer! Thanks!

  4. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  5. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! I need to make this soon!

  6. sounds yummy, i will try it, i have vanilla pudding and lots of strawberries

  7. This sounds delicious, especially in the warm weather!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)


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