Healthy Cooking Plus

Treat Yourself

From p. 51 of the April/May 2008 Issue of Healthy Cooking

Crunchy Berry Parfaits

Looking for ways to use up fresh berries? Try some of these terrific desserts. They're not only refreshing and delicious, they're lower in fat and calories, too!

Light Berry Mousse

Members of my family are diabetic, so I'm always looking for sugar-free recipes. This fluffy Light Berry Mousse flavored with fresh strawberries is a refreshing ending to a summer meal. —Peggy Key, Grant, Alabama

Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler

I adapted my mom's yummy cobbler recipe for slow cooking. With the hot summers here in Arizona, we can still enjoy this comforting Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler, and I don't have to turn on the oven. —Karen Jarocki, Yuma, Arizona

Berries in a Nest

This medley of fresh berries with sugar, pepper and balsamic vinegar makes a fun summer salad when served on lettuce. Or for an impressive dinner finale, serve the refreshing Berries in a Nest in phyllo cups. —Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas

Crunchy Berry Parfaits

For a nutritious day-starter, an afternoon snack or even dessert, prepare these delightful Crunchy Berry Parfaits with a variety of cut-up fruits. —Joy Cochran, Roy, Washington

Berry Good Topping Sauce

The natural sweetness of fresh berries comes through in this tempting Berry Good Topping Sauce. I like to pour it over pancakes or ice cream. I think you'll agree it really is "berry" good! —Martha Balser, Cincinnati, Ohio