Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
This 2-ingredient, sweet and satisfying berry recipe makes a great dessert or breakfast. Serve with low-fat yogurt for added nutrition and taste! See All Quick, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less : Fruits & Vegetables : Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • 1 ½ cups berries (raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries)
  • 5 slices whole wheat bread
Combine cleaned and dried berries. Layer a spoonful of berries on the bottom of a small 2-cup deep dish. Cover the berries and the bottom of the dish with a layer of bread. Spoon in most of the berries. Add another layer or bread and continue until the dish is full. Finish off with a layer of bread. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and place a plate or bowl over the top of the berry dish that fits just inside of it. Place a heavy object on the top to press down on the fruit and bread layers. Refrigerate for 15 minutes and serve.
 
Serves: 2
 
¾ Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
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Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 190
Total Fat: 2.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
% of Calories from Fat: 8%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 0%
Protein: 8g
Carbohydrates: 35g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Sodium: 270mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and selenium, and a good source of vitamins B1, B3 and K, folate, copper, iron, magnesium, and phosphorous.

Recipe adapted from the University of Connecticut Family Nutrition Project.
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