Monday, January 2, 2012

Berries n' Cream

Perfect Pairing:  Post holiday diet

If your holidays were anything like mine you enjoyed some really great food and drinks over the season.  No wonder the gyms are so full on January 2!  I think after the holidays people actually look forward to hitting the reset button.  I know I do.  I think it kind of goes along with taking down the decorations and the Christmas tree.  Eating healthy and getting into a normal schedule just feels good.
This week I am going to post some healthy recipes that still taste great.  I will kick it off with one of my favorite go-to desserts, Berries n’ Cream.   The sauce is made from sour cream (fat free or reduced fat), brown sugar, vanilla, and Kahlua (optional) and is served over a combination of fresh berries.  The berries are tart and fresh and they pair so nicely with the sweet sauce.  Sour cream and brown sugar may seem odd but I urge you to give it a try.  One serving of the sauce (about six servings in a recipe) has only 50 calories.  That is why Berries n’ Cream is the Perfect Pairing with a post holiday diet!

Berries n’ Cream
Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing

·         8 oz sour cream (reduced fat or fat free)
·         2 Tb brown sugar
·         ½ tsp vanilla
·         1 Tb Kahlua (optional)
·         Fresh berries
In a small bowl combine the sour cream, sugar, vanilla, and Kahlua (if using).  Stir until everything is evenly combined.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until the sugar fully dissolves.  Serve over fresh berries.


  1. I like this picture, Lindsay :) Very nice use of props!

  2. Ooooohhh! This looks and sounds marvelous!!!! I must try.

  3. This is wonderful! I was looking for something to go with a very good Chardonnay for dessert. Thanks!

  4. Another recipe for this week! Love it.

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