People always think that bariatric surgery or any weight loss comes with a healthy dose of deprivation. I’ve heard many people tell me they could NEVER live without chocolate, ice cream, or any other loving comfort food around. The way I’ve countered this is to invite people into my world and show them that there is flavor and satisfaction in healthy eating. Food that not only tastes good but makes you FEEL good after.
Here’s an original from my own test kitchen. As with most bariatric friendly desserts PORTION SIZE is everything. Be sure that you are far enough in your journey to have this occasional treat which is also excellent to take to a summer party!
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Cherry Rhubarb Mousse Cups (& Popsicles)
5 Stalks Fresh Rhubarb
2 Cups Frozen Cherries
2 Tbls Water
1 Cup Fat Free Cool Whip
1 Package San Sucre Fat Free Cheesecake Mousse Mix
3 Packages IKEA Krustader Cups
Wash and dice rhubarb
Add to medium saucepan
Add frozen cherries
Set on medium low heat for 20 min until rhubarb is completely soft
Let cool for 5 minutes
Fold in Cool Whip
Add one pack of San Sucre Cheesecake Mousse Mix
Hand blend until completely smooth
Transfer to container and chill for 20 min
Open IKEA dessert cups
Pipe mixture into cups
Yields about 75 mini cups
Approx 45 calories for a 3 cup serving
Take chilled mixture and place into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
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