Welcome Summer with this Super Seasonal Snack

How do a meatless monday, summer solstice eve, strawberry season, the first day of school vacation and healthy eating all come together? Over here: in a Strawberry-Ricotta Cone.

  1. Looks just like an ice cream cone
  2. Doesn’t melt and drip like ice cream does
  3. Is full of fruit, protein and calcium (6 grams of protein and 10% daily calcium)
  4. Has very little sugar (when compared to ice cream)
  5. Kids can make it themselves

Strawberrry-Ricotta Cones:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine washed strawberries (cut into small pieces) and other fruit (cut into similar sized pieces) with chocolate chips, chopped nuts and/or shredded coconut.
  2. In another bowl gently combine the ricotta cheese with sweetener.  Do not over stir.
  3. Assemble the cones: fill cone to just below the top with fruit mixture, place an ice cream scoop-sized spoonful of the ricotta mixture on top, finish with sliced strawberries.
  4. Sit back and enjoy while you welcome the arrival of summer, festively and healthfully.
* Stevia is a natural sweetener, many times sweeter than sugar, but with zero calories and a negligible effect on blood sugar, making it an excellent choice for weight loss, diabetes prevention and control, and low carbohydrate diets.

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