With the holidays behind us and New year’s resolutions to lose weight going strong….who is missing eating their favorite pies? Did you know that today is National Pie Day?  Celebrated annually on January 23rd, Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the ‘pie’.  A day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies and even more importantly, a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!  Yummy!  How about trying this great recipe by The Mayo Clinic?  The sweet taste of berries with a delightful crunch of a warm crust and with no thoughts of regret because it follows your Heart Healthy Diet!  Let us know how your turns out! ❤

Mixed Berry Pie

Dietitian’s tip:

Berries, including strawberries and raspberries, are a good source of vitamin C and fiber. If you prefer other types of fruit, use chunks of fresh peaches and bananas in this recipe.

Serves 6

Ingredients

12 to 15 medium strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup raspberries
1/2 cup fat-free, sugar-free instant vanilla pudding made with fat-free milk
6 single-serve (tart-size) graham cracker pie crusts
6 tablespoons light whipped topping
6 mint leaves, for garnish

Directions

In a small bowl, mix together the strawberries and raspberries.

Spoon 4 teaspoons of the pudding into each pie crust. Add about 2 tablespoons of the strawberry-raspberry mix to each pie. Top the fruit with 1 tablespoon whipped topping. Garnish with mint leaves. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Want more berries to your pie?  According to Health.com, blueberries may help your memory, and they have high levels of compounds that help widen arteries, which helps blood to flow smoothly. Rich in antioxidants, blueberries are also low fat, free of saturated fat, and a good source of fiber and vitamin C. No wonder they’re linked to a lower risk of heart attack!)

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/recipes/mixed-berry-pie/rcp-20049743

By Mayo Clinic Staff

 

 

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