Guilt-free strawberries and cream sandwiches


Some days you need dessert. What do you do when you’re having one of those days, but you’re trying to eat healthy to stay in shape for your wedding? Your desire for dessert is growing stronger and stronger until you risk eating an entire gallon of ice cream all by yourself. You’ve tied your hands behind your back to refrain from snacking on the half-empty bag of chocolate chips you keep in the freezer for emergency cookies. And, just when you think you’ve beat the craving, you get invited to dinner and without thinking, spit out, “I’LL BRING DESSERT” Gasp. Now you’ve really done it.

Fruit is my go-to healthier dessert option, but I couldn’t very well bring only sliced fruit to a dinner party where I’ve offered to make dessert. Especially since our landlords invited us up for dinner to celebrate our engagement. Celebrations require dessert, no ifs ands or buts about it. And with only about 20 minutes to break from my writing to whip up something sweet, these strawberries and cream sandwiches are the perfect find for the health-conscious busy bee like myself! Sure, as a creamy velvety cheese, mascarpone seems like a dangerous choice. However, this recipe uses it in moderation, weighing these fruity, creamy, and rich sandwiches in at only 130 calories each. What guilt-free dessert could possibly be better than juicy strawberries drenched in smooth cream and pressed between sweet crunchy biscuit crackers? Maybe only if the graham crackers themselves were homemade, but that’s not going to happen in the kitchen of a graduate student on the precipice of her qualifying exam.

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  1. Pretty picture!! Thanks to you it still feels like summer. Looks like smore’s but so much healthier! Shall try it soon..I have no Graham Crakers here, but have them imported by a good friend. Discovered them in Boston, and sonce then I am in love. I’ll flag this recipe for next delivery…and you make me think I should make my own graham cracker’s indeed!

  2. Colette says:

    Snix, that “cream” looks amazing. You’re a genius!

  3. Any dessert with the words “guilt free” is my kinda dessert. Looks yummy!

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