High fat content (think creamy whipped topping or buttery, dense cookies)—particularly saturated fat—can cause higher cholesterol levels in the body. Over time, elevated cholesterol can lead to heart attacks, strokes, sluggish circulation, and kidney problems. Check out this low saturated fat recipe of strawberry shortcakes that you will absolutely love it.
1. Combine sweetener and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in orange juice. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat, and stir in extract. Cool completely.
2. Combine orange juice mixture and strawberries in a bowl; stir gently. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
3. To serve, spoon sauce over dessert shells.
Sweets and treats aren’t off-limits if you’re aiming for a heart-healthy diet. You just have to choose carefully.
This luscious sauce is also good spooned over no-sugar-added ice cream, angel food cake, or fat-free pound cake.