Happy Labor Day! Thanks to all who have stopped by our BlogBBQ and hugs to all those that brought something special to share. It's still on...you have all day to par-tay!
When invited to a party, I always enjoy bringing something. I make sure it's a yummy dish I can eat. After years of battling blood-sugar and diabetes, I've done really well as long as I eat low-carb and exercise consistently. I get lots of emails asking me for low-carb ideas. Here's one of my very favorites.
Over the years my low-carb treats have been enjoyed by all. If I don't say, "It's sugar-free," no one knows but me! It seems everyone knows someone who deals with sugar challenges, so go ahead, and make their day with a yummy fruit trifle.
Start with a sugar-free, (made with Splenda), fat-free, Angel Food Cake. I found these all over NY and they are in my small Idaho town. Hopefully you can too. You can also make one from scratch!
Mix up a large sugar-free, fat-free vanilla pudding mix with skim milk.
Whip 2 cups of heavy whipping cream with a little vanilla extract.
Combine jello pudding and whipped cream.
Put about 1/3 of the pudding-cream mixture in the bottom of a trifle bowl.
Make this in any kind of a large bowl or dish, but a trifle bowl is extra pretty!
Slice and cube 1/2 of your cake.
Toss it on top of pudding-cream mixture.
Add about 1 cup of fresh berries and then cover with another 1/3 of the pudding mixture.
Slice up 1-1/2 fresh kiwi. Save the extra half for the top.
Press kiwi slices around the sides of your glass dish. Add another layer of berries, the other half of the cake cubes, and the last 1/3 of the pudding-cream mixture. Tuck some sliced strawberries around the sides too.
Whip 1 more cup of heavy cream. I like to sweeten mine with about half a dropper of liquid stevia, or Splenda works well too. Add a little vanilla and top the trifle, right up to the top of the bowl.
Cover and tuck it in the fridge for several hours, or even overnight. I like to make mine in the morning and serve it that evening.
After chilling, the trifle may settle a little. Hopefully, you have a little more cream and can fill it to the top again. Add more fresh berries, remaining kiwi, and toasted nuts, if like me, you enjoy a little crunch.
Yesterday we shared our low-carb trifle with this amazing mom-daughter duo. "Adorable-Daughter," after learning about the effects of sugar, health challenges and weight gain, set a goal to avoid sugar in her diet. Her
One last pix...
and it's time to enjoy!
Berry Low-Carb Trifle
- 1 (9oz.) sugar-free-fat-free, angel food cake
- 1 (1.5 oz) vanilla sugar free-fat free pudding mix
- 2-1/2 cups non-fat milk
- 3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 kiwis
- 1 (6 oz.) basket fresh red raspberries
- 1 (6 oz.) basket fresh blackberries
- 1 lb. sliced fresh strawberries
- toasted nuts for garnish
Happiness this holiday all!