BONUS RECIPE: Lemony Fruit Cups

Incorporating fruit into your desserts helps give them nutritional value. These lower-carb fruit cups are a great choice for those watching out for their diabetes and their heart health.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 bowl

  • Calories 90
  • Carbohydrate 15 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Fat 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 15 mg

This Recipe Serves 2


½ cup fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed in refrigerator
¼ teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sliced almonds, dry roasted, crushed
1 medium kiwifruit, peeled and cut into 4 slices
4 medium strawberries, quartered
½ teaspoon confectioner’s sugar


  1. In a small bowl, gently stir together the whipped topping, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Spoon into two small custard cups or ramekins.
  2. Sprinkle the almonds over the whipped topping. Arrange the kiwifruit and strawberries on top. Using a fine sieve, sift the confectioner’s sugar over all. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving time. If refrigerated, the sugar will dissolve and give the fruit a glazed appearance.

From Diabetes & Heart-Healthy Meals for Two by American Diabetes Association & American Heart Association

Photo: Lemony Fruit Cups from Diabetes & Heart-Healthy Meals for Two; Taran Z Photography

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