My sister is getting married! This past weekend we attended a pre-wedding BBQ, a chance to get the families together before the big day. My job was to bring dessert. What to bring….what to bring…. Of course I waited until the last minute to decide and the night before I was surfing the isles of Whole Foods looking for inspiration. My toddler wasn’t cooperating with the process, which meant we basically left Whole Foods empty handed (with the exception of 3 lbs of strawberries and the seeds of an idea).
The trick in these kinds of settings is that many folks don’t care for “healthy desserts” – and with good reason! If “healthy” means bland, tasteless or filled with chemical substitutes to make something “sugar free”, I am often turned off too. Luckily, this time it didn’t. I opted for two versions of the old classic Strawberry Shortcake: a “regular” version (with store bought pound cake, strawberries and whipped cream) and a “healthy” version (gluten/grain free, processed sugar free, organic). Turns out my “healthified” version took the cake – literally! – and got rave reviews. I hope you enjoy the recipe!