STRAWBERRY MOUSSE - healthy-dietServings: 4 Servings
Time: 5-6 Hours


1 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups frozen strawberries, chopped into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces and thawed (do not drain)
Sugar substitute equal to 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup nonfat or low-fat Greek-style vanilla yogurt
1 cup nonfat or light whipped topping
1 1/2 Tablespoons finely chopped dark chocolate (optional)
1 1/2 Tablespoons sliced almonds (optional)


Place the cornstarch and 1 Tablespoon of water in a small bowl and stir to dissolve the cornstarch. Set aside. Place the berries along with their liquid in a medium nonstick skillet and bring to a boil over a medium heat. Cook, mashing the berries with the back of a spoon and stirring constantly, for several minutes or until the berries are reduced to about ¾ cup in volume. Stir the cornstarch mixture and slowly add to the strawberry mixture, while stirring constantly. Cook for about 30 seconds, or until the berries are very thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar substitute. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl; cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Stir the yogurt into the chilled berry mixture and then gently fold in the whipped topping. Divide the mousse among 4 small wine glasses and chill for at least one hour before serving. If desired top each serving with a sprinkling of chocolate and almonds just before serving.

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