Cherry-Blueberry Trifle - a heart Healthy Dessert for your family that you can even eat for breakfast!

I love it when I make a recipe that tastes great and is healthy for you too.  This Cherry-Blueberry Trifle fits the bill for both of those aspects! The creamy vanilla flavored yogurt with just the right amount of sweetness combined with the fruit and crunchy nuts and just a couple little ladyfingers fill that craving for a dessert without killing that diet!

Cherry-Blueberry Trifle

This week the folks over at #SundaySupper are presenting you with Heart Healthy Recipes in honor of American Heart Month.  Thank you to Ethel of eating in instead and Lori of Foxes Love Lemons for hosting this week.

Please note the information below is what research I have done on the health benefits of the ingredients I used and my interpretation of these benefits.  All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own and are the reason I choose to include these foods in my diet.

Blueberries happen to be my favorite fruit and you really couldn’t choose a better one for your health either as far as I am concerned!   They are rich in antioxidants, a good source of fiber and vitamin C as well as good for your memory.  Lord knows I can use all the help I can get with my memory!

Cherries are right up there with blueberries on my likeness factor! As a little girl I was always happy if there was cherry pie around.  Cherries are linked to lowering risk factors to heart disease and are also related to reducing inflammation, cholesterol, and belly fat!

Cherry-Blueberry Trifle
I absolutely love Greek yogurt and am happy to know that it is one of the best healthy foods I am eating.  It is an excellent source of calcium and protein.  Two of the nutrients I track daily!
Nuts can be tricky, but eaten in moderation they are great for your health.  The fats you get from nuts are unsaturated fats which is the better for you fat and may lower cholesterol.
It is my opinion that this trifle is not just for dessert.  Hey, Grumpy and I ate this for breakfast!  I love the thick creamy yogurt combined with the fruits and ladyfingers.  It is probably a good thing this only made two because I probably would have overindulged and ate more than one for breakfast that day.
Cherry-Blueberry Trifle
It has been my goal since the beginning of the year to track my nutrition, to drop some pounds, to exercise more and to be healthier.  Knowing that I can have a treat like this gives me that feeling of satisfaction and I’m not craving the bad for you treats!  I’m doing great, starting to rehab my knee and able to add a little bit of exercise to my routine at this point in time.  Hopefully within the next few weeks I can be back to a normal exercise schedule.  It really helps that I am eating healthy even though I am not able to exercise much at this point in time.  I have still lost some weight and have been keeping my nutrition plan on point while doing so!

What do you do to treat your heart and health better?  Are you following a nutrition plan?  (sounds so much better than diet, don’t you agree?) Be sure to check out the other Heart Healthy recipes linked up below from the SundaySupper Tastemakers!

 

Cherry-Blueberry Trifle for #SundaySupper
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2 mini trifles
WeightWatchers PointsPlus: 7
Ingredients
  • 1 cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons splenda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 cup cherries
  • 6 lady fingers, cut into thirds
  • 1/2 tablespoon splenda brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped roasted pecans
Instructions
  1. Toss blueberries and cherries with the 1/2 tablespoon splenda brown sugar. Set aside.
  2. Mix yogurt, 4 teaspoons splenda, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until well combined.
  3. Place approximately 1/4 cup fruit in bottom of trifle bowl. Top fruit with approximately 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture. Layer with lady fingers.
  4. Repeat layers topping with the last bit of yogurt. Cover and refrigerate up to 12 hours.
  5. Prior to serving, sprinkle each parfait with 1 teaspoon pecan pieces.
Calories: 288 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 48 Protein: 14
Notes
You can use fresh, frozen, or canned cherries for this recipe. Fresh or frozen blueberries work also. I used Canned Dark Morello cherries I found at Trader Joe’s.If you don’t want to sweeten with splenda, feel free to use a sweetener of your choice. Nutrition counts will be different depending on what you use.

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