Strawberries are in season in Britain through the summer months from June to August. Ripe strawberries taste sweet and are used widely in many desserts – they make a delicious snack on their own too. They are full of Vitamin C and are a good source of fibre.
Try this no-cook, quick and easy dessert in summer - or vary the fruit depending on the season. In winter use frozen or tinned fruit - it still counts towards your 5-a-day.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring spoons and cups; use balance/digital scales; chop using bridge/claw safely; beat ingredients together; garnish and decorate.
Food bag, Knife, Chopping Board, Bowl, Spoon, Serving Glasses or Clear Plastic Cups.
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 200g strawberries
- 150g fat free plain yoghurt
- 100g fat free fromage frais
- 5 plain digestive biscuits
- 1 tbsp runny honey
- Put the digestive biscuits in a food bag, and using your fists press into small pieces. Pour a layer of the crumbled biscuits into the bottom of each glass.
- Chop strawberries into small chunks and add a layer on top of the biscuit crumbs in each glass. Keep a few strawberries in reserve for decoration.
- Mix the yogurt, fromage frais and honey and add a layer to each of the glasses.
- Finish off the dessert by decorating with a few strawberry pieces.
So thinking about strawberry cheesecake ...
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and some important minerals. They are low in calories, high in fibre and contain cancer-fighting compounds called bioflavonoids.
Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, and a good source of vitamin D for strong teeth and bones.
Fromage Frais is a type of smooth fresh soft cheese with the consistency of thick yogurt. It is an excellent source of protein and calcium.
Biscuits tend to be high in fat and sugar. We should try to eat these types of foods less often and in small amounts.
|-||Energy||580kJ / 138kcal||7%|
per 133g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 436kJ / 103kcal
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