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Fluffy Fruit Surprise

Fluffy Fruit Surprise (wackily delicious!)

Servings: 10 half-cup servings

Equipment: none

How long does it take?

10 minutes to prepare, two hours to chill

What's in it?

1 12-ounce container low-fat nondairy whipped topping
1 10-ounce box low-fat firm tofu
1 3.4-ounce box raspberry Jell-O
1 cup fresh raspberries and/or strawberries

How to make it:

Empty whipped topping into a large bowl. Drain and discard water from tofu. Add tofu to whipped topping, and mash until well blended. Add dry Jell-O and mix. Add fruit and mix. Let chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Nutrition breakdown:

Calories: 66 (50% from fat), Protein: 4 g, Carbohydrate: 4 g, Fat: 4 g (saturated fat: 2 g), Iron: 3 mg (18% of the RDA), Calcium: 175 mg (15% of the RDA), Vitamin A: 122 IU (15% of the RDA)

What's in it for you?

Nondairy whipped topping is a highly processed food that is not nutritionally dense. That means you don't get much nutrition bang for the calorie buck. But by combining whipped topping with nutritionally dense foods, like tofu and fresh fruit, you can enjoy the tastiness of the topping and good nutrition too. It's all about balance.

Chef's tip:

Make a fluffy fruit surprise pie by emptying this mixture into a graham cracker crust from the grocery store. Top with a few slices of fresh fruit, and refrigerate for two hours.

Last Modified Date: 8/15/2000
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