Cherries with Ricotta & Toasted Almonds

Cherries with Ricotta & Toasted Almonds

Warm cherries topped with luscious ricotta cheese and toasted almonds makes for a rich-tasting—yet calorie-conscious—treat.

From EatingWell: March/April 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), The EatingWell Diet (2007)
Yield: 1 serving
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10

Ingredients

  1. 3/4 cup frozen pitted cherries
  2. 2 tablespoons part-skim ricotta
  3. 1 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds

Preparation

Heat cherries in the microwave on High until warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Top the cherries with ricotta and almonds.

Tips & Notes

  • Healthy Heart Variation: To reduce saturated fat even further, use nonfat ricotta in place of the reduced-fat ricotta.
  • 133 calories, 0 g saturated fat.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 150 calories; 6 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono); 10 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 3 g fiber; 39 mg sodium; 329 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat