Strawberry Sauce

Excellent for any poached fruit

Yields 1 ¾ cups — 28 calories, 7 g carbohydrate, 0.6 g protein, 0.3 g fat

2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and washed 
¼ cup orange juice (unsweetened)
Pinch each of ground cinnamon and nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor. Process until smooth.

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Poached Peaches with Strawberry Sauce

Serves 4 — 80 calories, 19 g carbohydrates, 0.9 g protein, 0.2 g fat

1 can (6 oz.) frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 cup water
1 tbsp. finely grated lemon peel
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 medium size ripe peaches or nectarines (pears will be a winter alternate)
4 sprigs fresh mint for garnish (optional)
Strawberry sauce (recipe below)

In a medium saucepan, mix apple juice, water, lemon peel, and vanilla; bring to boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for ...

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Berry Freeze

Serves 4 — 127 calories, 14 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein, 6 g fat

1 lb. frozen strawberries, slightly thawed (or 1 pt fresh berries, frozen slightly) 
¾ cup part skim ricotta 
3 tbsp. all fruit strawberry jam 
Fresh strawberries for garnish (optional)

Blend slightly frozen berries in food processor. Slowly add ricotta and then jam, blending all the while. Serve immediately, garnished with a fresh strawberry, if desired.

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Carob and Pumpkin Seed Bars

Serves 16 — 98 calories, 6.2 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, 7 g fat

These bars will look like a brownie but have a different taste since this is a no-flour dessert! They are, nevertheless, delightful for those who haven’t had dessert in a while.

2 eggs, separated
½ cup apple juice concentrate
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. ascorbic acid (vitamin C) crystals (purchase in health food store)
3½ tbsp. carob powder, sifted NOT packed
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup pumpkin seeds, ...
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