Low Fat Strawberry Shortcake Parfait Recipe

Here’s a new twist on an old-fashioned parfait favorite. This low-fat strawberry shortcake parfait is full of vitamin C and contains a yummy custard of thick yogurt. Each serving has 1 gram of fat.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp sugar, divided
  • 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt or low-fat vanilla yogurt*
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 store-bought angel food cake, cubed
  • fresh mint leaves, optional

Directions

  1. Toss berries with honey and 2 teaspoons sugar. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to an hour. The berries, sugar and honey will create a syrup.
  2. Mix yogurt with remaining teaspoon of sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Build shortcakes in parfait glasses or tumblers using a few cubes of angel food cake for bottom layer, followed by 2 tablespoons of yogurt mixture, then 1 tablespoon of strawberries. Repeat process to make another layer. Dollop any leftover yogurt mixture on top, and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  4. *Thick Custard-Style Yogurt.Place a strainer in a medium bowl. Set cheesecloth in strainer and spoon yogurt on top of the cheesecloth. Wrap the cheesecloth over yogurt and refrigerate overnight to create thick custard-style yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
294
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    1g
    2%
  • Saturated Fat
    1g
    5%
  • Cholesterol
    4mg
    1%
  • Sodium
    524mg
    22%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    64g
    21%
  • Dietary Fiber
    2g
    8%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    8g
    16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.