Strawberry Time

Strawberries... who could think that something so small could taste so good and be so versatile and oh so healthy for you! June is typically the month that strawberries come to fruition. And other than if you are allergic to them, who doesn't like them?! So, this post, I dedicate to those little, red, luscious berries.

Weight Watchers Fresh Crustless Strawberry Pie recipe
Makes 6 servings
4 cups strawberries
1 (5/8 ounce) box sugar-free strawberry gelatin
1 (1 1/3 ounce) box sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
2 cups water
1. Mix together the water and sugar-free pudding mix.
2. Bring to a boil.
3. Remove from the heat and mix in the jello crystals.
4. Place the strawberries in a pie pan.
5. Pour the pudding/gelatin mixture over the strawberries and chill for at least an hour before serving.
WW POINTS per serving: 0
Nutritional information per serving: 38 calories, 0.3g fat, 1.9g fiber

We tried this recipe several weeks ago since I had some strawberries that were going fast. I found it way too sweet and next time I might try and mix some fat free Cool Whip in with it to make it lighter so to speak.

Weight Watchers Low Fat Stuffed Strawberries recipe
Makes 12 servings
1 lb fresh strawberries
2 1/2 teaspoons Splenda sugar substitute
4 ounces fat free cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. Clean the strawberries and cut off the tops so that they are flat. Place them on a plate.
2. Make a hole at the bottom of the strawberries with a small knife.
3. Using a mixer, blend the cream cheese with the vanilla and Splenda.
4. Using a small spoon, put little dollops of the cream cheese in the holes in the strawberries.
5. Chill until ready to serve.
WW POINTS per serving: 0
Nutritional information per serving: 21 calories, 0.2g fat, 0.8g fiber

I haven't tried these ones yet but would definitely do them up for a picnic or BBQ.

Stuffed French Toast Recipe
- 1 16 oz. loaf of French or Italian bread, cut into 20 slices
- 1 8oz package Fat Free Cream Cheese, cut into 1/4″ thick slices
- 3 cups egg substitute or egg whites
- 2 cups fat free milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 tbsp sugar free strawberry preserves
- 1 cup thinly sliced fresh strawberries
- 1/3 cup Sugar Free Maple Syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with a butter flavored non-fat cooking spray. Layer 10 slices of bread in the bottom of the baking dish (You may need to trim to fit). Lightly spray the bread with an even coat of the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray. Then, top the bread with cream cheese slices, spaced out evenly. Spread the strawberry preserves evenly over the cream cheese slices. Then layer on the fresh strawberry slices. Finally, place the remaining bread slices on top.
In a large bowl, wish together the egg substitute, milk, vanilla, syrup and cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over the bread to evenly coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes while the oven preheats to 350 degrees. Bake for 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed and the French toast is set in the center. Slice into 9 evenly sized pieces.

Entire Recipe makes 9 servings
Serving size is 1 slice
Each serving = 5 Point Total

All I can say for this one is YUM!

Strawberry Soup
A light summery fruit soup.


2 pints strawberries
2 cups plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 dash ground ginger
1 dash allspice
fresh mint, if you like (to garnish)


Reserve 8 strawberries, sliced.
In a blender, combine the strawberries, yogurt, orange juice, sugar, water and spices.
Puree until well mixed. Chill and serve.
Garnish with strawberry slices and fresh mint.
Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JULZ654.

I am going to try this one soon too since it looks interesting!

Spinach Strawberry Salad with Low Fat Poppy Seed Dressing
Sweet and tangy poppy seed dressing works with any salad but is especially good with summer ripe strawberries and nutrient-packed spinach. Ideal for an outdoor summer or late spring brunch.
1/4 cup low fat yogurt, preferably Greek drained yogurt
Zest and juice of one lemon
1 tablespoon sugar or sugar substitute
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/4 cup olive or canola oil
1 pound baby spinach
1 pint strawberries, quartered
2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
Prepare the dressing. Combine yogurt, zest, lemon, sugar or sugar substitute, poppy seeds, and salt, mix well. Stir in olive oil and chill.
Place spinach and strawberries in a large bowl and toss with dressing. Sprinkle with almonds and serve immediately.

Another on my to try list! Yum!

Now of course, I can go on and on with recipes for strawberries. There seems to be as many different recipes for strawberries as there are strawberries growing in the world. What yummy things have you done with strawberries? I would definitely love to hear about them!