Cherries with Ricotta & Toasted Almonds

March/April 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), The EatingWell Diet (2007)

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Warm cherries topped with luscious ricotta cheese and toasted almonds makes for a rich-tasting—yet calorie-conscious—treat.

"I read the not so positive comments and decided to "doctor this up a little". I mixed the ricotta cheese with a tsp of vanilla and some splenda (a remembrance from the south beach diet). Also "marinated" the cherries in a couple of TBS of...

Makes: 1 serving

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  1. Heat cherries in the microwave on High until warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Top the cherries with ricotta and almonds.

Tips & Notes

  • Healthy Heart Variation: To reduce saturated fat even further, use nonfat ricotta in place of the reduced-fat ricotta.
  • 133 calories, 0 g saturated fat.


Per serving: 150 calories; 6 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono); 10 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 3 g fiber; 39 mg sodium; 329 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat

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