Our Favourite Things to Make with Strawberries
Fresh, frozen, pureed, baked or stuffed, strawberries are the perfect addition to any summer garden party. As soon as the Wimbledon season starts, we’re always hit with a hankering for the tournament’s signature sweet snack. While we all love a big bowl of strawberries and cream, there are SO many different ways to make the most of the summer’s crop of juicy red berries. That’s why we’ve found plenty of (slimming friendly!) ways to get creative with Britain’s favourite berry; so you can keep the strawberry flavours fresh and vibrant all summer long.
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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Adding a dollop of thick double cream to sweetened strawberries might just be the summer’s ultimate sweet treat (although it’s sadly not as slimming friendly as we’d wish!). With a little Pinch of Nom magic, we found a way to enjoy the decadent satisfaction of strawberry and cream flavours, for far fewer calories our beloved Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries were born!
Coming in at just 107 calories per serving, these simple-to-make stuffed strawberries taste so good, you’ll be surprised to hear they take as little as 10 minutes to prepare.
Once you try the cheesecake-inspired creamy filling and crunchy, biscuit crumb topping, they’re bound to become your summer go-to dessert (or snack!).
Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yoghurt
Forget about strawberries and cream! How about strawberries as a fruity, frozen dessert? One or two scoops of our Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yoghurt will cool you right down in an instant. Packed with satisfying strawberry cheesecake flavours, each portion also comes topped with biscuit crumbs, so every bite is fruity and creamy with an irresistible crunch.
The best part about this recipe? It keeps nicely in the freezer for up to 3 months. Once it’s prepped, you’ll always be able to reach for a scoop at short notice. How’s that for summertime convenience?
Nothing gives us the taste of afternoon tea in the sunshine quite like our Strawberry Shortcake recipe. Soft in texture like a scone, rather than biscuit-y like shortbread, they’re airy and light, inspired by American-style shortcake bakes. By cleverly swapping out calorie-laden dairy cream for a sweetened fat-free yoghurt filling, we’ve made sure they’ve got an oh-so-creamy centre for far fewer calories than you’d expect!
Fluffy and bursting with juicy strawberry flavours, they’re a summertime must-try (with a cuppa, of course!).
Strawberry Pancake Traybake
Who doesn’t love a flippin’ tasty pancake recipe? If you’re ready for strawberry flavours all day long like us, you’ll be pleased to hear our Strawberry Pancake Traybake is just as delicious whether you dig into your slice for breakfast, lunch or dessert. With a few simple ingredients and just 10 minutes of prep time, you can bake this one in the oven until it’s fluffed up and sweeter than sweet. The combination of juicy, softened baked strawberries with the white chocolate chips is to die for!
At 55 calories per square, you’ll only be doing yourself a favour by saying yes…
Strawberry and Vanilla Waffles
Start your day on a sweeter note with our Strawberry and Vanilla Waffles. As crisp and golden as any restaurant-prepared version, these fluffy-on-the-inside waffles prove that following a slimming-friendly diet doesn’t have to mean compromising on your favourite breakfast treats. To rustle yours up in adorable heart shapes just like ours, there’s no need to use anything fancy or expensive – these budget-friendly silicone mouldswork like a dream.
You can freshen up this recipe in a flash by having some fun trading toppings. If you don’t fancy freshly-sliced strawberries with a dollop of sweetened Quark, feel free to swap them out for an alternative mix of fruits and syrup (just be sure to adjust the calories, if you’re counting!).
Love a Victoria sponge? Enjoy the same flavours for fewer calories with our Mini Strawberry Sponges. Adorable to look at, they make up for their small size with heaps of juicy, fruity flavour. If you’ve got a cream tea style gathering in the works, they’re the perfect centrepiece showstopper for your cake spread (and no one will be able to guess that they’re slimming friendly!). Why not present your dainty mini sponges side by side on a tiered cake stand?
It’s hard to believe they look so effective (and taste so good) for such little effort! Made from a simple combination of mostly store cupboard ingredients, you can have them whipped up and ready to enjoy in under 15 minutes.
Strawberry Oat Muffins
What’s more fun than baking? Baking up a slimming-friendly treat, that’s what! Our Strawberry Oat Muffins are an oldie but a goldie, with only 6 ingredients needed at your fingertips. We love that they’re so simple to make, the rest of the family can get involved – why not invite budding young bakers to stir up the oat mix and fill up each muffin tray cup? They’ll love getting stuck in.
If you’re in the mood for a grab-and-go snack or dessert that’s extra fruity, you can always add a scoop of strawberry yoghurt or enjoy them with fresh strawberries on the side. You can never have too many berries!
Birthday Cake Ice Pops
You know it’s party time when our Birthday Cake Ice Pops come out to play. Using a combination of chocolate, fruit and hundreds and thousands, they offer all your favourite celebration flavours in one frozen package (and they’re only 93 calories per pop!). Since they’re a dreamy addition to the freezer, you can count on them to last through the summer months. Next time your sweet tooth’s crying out for a nibble, there’s nothing easier than grabbing an ice pop from the freezer to curb your cravings, stay on track and stay cool – ideal!
When you’re looking for a cooling tipple on a warm summer’s day, our Strawberry Daiquiri is just the ticket. These refreshing, boozy slushies look so elegant served up in martini glasses, you’d never know how easy they are to make.
To make sure our decadent daiquiris taste as indulgent as possible (without adding loads of calories), we’ve blended fresh strawberries into a sweet, smooth puree – that’s your cue to stir in the Bacardi! We promise they taste just as lush as they look…
Strawberry Mojito Jellies
Wibble wobble with a boozy twist! Our Strawberry Mojito Jellies are the definition of a grown-up dessert. These jiggly jellies come with all the classic mojito flavours (mint, rum, and lime), with a helping of freshly-sliced strawberries too. The zestiness of the lime, the sweetness of the strawberries and the warming rum create serve up so much yumminess in every spoonful, for only 48 calories per portion. Now that’s worth raising a toast to!
From baked treats to fruity desserts and frozen nibbles, there’s so much you can do with strawberries! They’re the perfect excuse to get creative in the kitchen, ready for the sun to come out.
Are you ready to serve up a strawberry storm?
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