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

Ingredients:

  • Angel food cake, cubed
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Frozen strawberries

Instructions:

  1. 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

Ingredients:

  • Plums, peaches or nectarines, cut in half and pitted
  • Honey or agave nectar
  • Fresh basil, torn or julienned

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. 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.
  3. Place fruit on serving dish and drizzle honey or agave then top with fresh basil. Serve immediately.

Fruit & Nut Bark

Ingredients:

  • Dark chocolate (70% cacao)
  • Dried cherries
  • Pistachios, shelled

Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. Roughly chop cherries and nuts.
  3. Over medium heat, gently heat the chocolate until it melts, stirring frequently with a heat-resistant spatula.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. Pour melted chocolate over parchment. Spread as needed with a spatula.
  5. Sprinkle fruit and nuts onto bark. Place in refrigerator until bark sets, approximately 30 minutes.
  6. Peel off parchment and break into pieces. Serve immediately or place in airtight container.

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