Looking for a healthier sweet treat to serve at this years 4th of July festivities?! Well you have come to the right place!
Typically 4th of July is about gathering together with friends and family to socialize and EAT. For many people this event takes place all day long, which means there is a lot of EATING. This year show your friends and family that healthier treats can taste good!
This recipe for “Skinny Greek Yogurt Fruity Icebox Cake” is a healthier makeover of the traditional Icebox Cake. According to Wikipedia a traditional an icebox cake is a dessert consisting of whipped cream and wafers. The wafers are stacked flat and topped with the whipped cream. Multiple layers are repeated in this fashion. The cake is then left overnight in the refrigerator “icebox” to form a cohesive cake.
To make this recipe lower in calories and fat I skipped the heavy whipping cream and replaced it with Greek yogurt and a low fat cool whip. The Greek yogurt helps to keep the cream layer rich and creamy, however the cream layer is not overly sweet. I also substituted the wafer cookies with a low fat graham cracker and included strawberries in each layer for added natural sweetness and nutritional content. To create a festive 4th of July dessert I addd strawberries and blueberries to the top layer. You could also choose to add blueberries to each layer.
Do you have any big plans for 4th of July?!
We are planning to spend some much needed time relaxing and hanging out with the family. The past few weeks have been extremely busy with some side projects I am working on and getting prepared for the baby.
Your family’s dietitian,
- 2 cups TruWhip Light (or Cool Whip Light)
- 2 cups non fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 15 low fat graham cracker sheets
- 10 strawberries, sliced extremely thin
- 1/2 – 3/4 cups blueberries