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From Our Nutritionists: 8 Quick & Easy Deserts for the Holidays

1. Sliced navel oranges drizzled with chocolate syrup and topped with toasted sliced almonds.

2. Angel food cake topped with a fruit purée made from fresh or unsweetened frozen berries or mixed fruit.

3. Apple wedges drizzled with caramel sauce.

4. Fruit kebabs served with a dip made from low-fat vanilla yogurt.

5. A fruit parfait made with a layer of fresh pineapple or canned pineapple (in its own juice), a layer of prepared low-fat vanilla or lemon pudding, a layer of thawed frozen blueberries and another layer of pudding.

6. Cherry-Chocolate-Almond Pudding – Prepare a 4-serving size of chocolate fudge pudding and mix in ½ teaspoon of almond extract and 2 cups of fresh or frozen pitted cherries.

7. Rice pudding made with brown rice, liquid eggs, and low-fat milk. Stir in dried cherries or mashed ripe bananas.

8. Pears poached in white grape juice and topped with chocolate syrup and a dollop of reduced-fat whipped dessert topping.

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

3655 Reed St. 

Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Tel: 336-784-5770

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