Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. —-Epictetus

Friday, April 29, 2011

Strawberry, Almond and Cream Cheese Salad

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed Almonds
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons Splenda
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Splenda
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen lite whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (6 ounce) package sugar free Jello brand strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix together the almonds,1 tsp salt,  4 1/2 tablespoons Splenda and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the Splenda and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and boiling water. Mix in frozen strawberries, and stir until thawed. Pour over cream cheese mixture in pan. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 1 hour. 


  1. I took this to a family dinner and no one noticed the difference. This is completely do-able.

  2. What is the carb abd calorie count per serving?

  3. I was curious and entered the information into sparkpeople recipie calculator, at given some variances for brands and I estimated about 12 servings, the calorie count was 177, 17.5 carbs, 9.6gr fat, 2.3 fiber.

  4. What is the "lite whipped topping"? Is it like whipped cream?

  5. What is the "lite whipped topping"? Is it like whipped cream?

    1. it's like Cool Whip if they have that where you are. It's a little different than whipped cream, but there are recipes for homemade Cool Whip online if you give it a google

  6. Lite whipped topping is NOT low carb! It's lite Cool Whip!

  7. the regular cool whip is less than lite, 2 grams per 2 tbsp.

  8. I have made this numerous times and I use real whipped cream sweetened with 1/8 cup splenda
    . It turns out beautifully.

  9. Just use 2 cups heavy whipping cream instead of whipped topping. Easy peasy! ;)