Beyond Dinner- 3 Ingredient Desserts
Sarah Ryan, MS, RDN, LD
Dessert can be both delicious and nutritious! With just a few ingredients, you can whip up something the whole family will love without a lot of time spent in the kitchen. Bonus—you’ll add a serving of fruit to your family’s diet!
Strawberries & Cream Trifle
- Angel food cake, cubed
- Vanilla Greek yogurt
- Frozen strawberries
- Alternate layers of cubed cake, yogurt and frozen strawberries in a large bowl. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and set in fridge for up to 2 hours.
Roasted Stone Fruit
- Plums, peaches or nectarines, cut in half and pitted
- Honey or agave nectar
- Fresh basil, torn or julienned
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Place cut fruit in a large baking dish lined with parchment paper and brush with a little bit of olive oil. Roast fruit for 25 minutes.
- Place fruit on serving dish and drizzle honey or agave then top with fresh basil. Serve immediately.
Fruit & Nut Bark
- Dark chocolate (70% cacao)
- Dried cherries
- Pistachios, shelled
- Create a double boiler with a medium saucepan fitted overtop with a glass bowl or smaller saucepan. Fill bottom saucepan with water, leaving about 1-2 inches of space between the top pans. The water should not touch the bottom of the top pan.
- Roughly chop cherries and nuts.
- Over medium heat, gently heat the chocolate until it melts, stirring frequently with a heat-resistant spatula.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. Pour melted chocolate over parchment. Spread as needed with a spatula.
- Sprinkle fruit and nuts onto bark. Place in refrigerator until bark sets, approximately 30 minutes.
- Peel off parchment and break into pieces. Serve immediately or place in airtight container.
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