This week’s recipes take advantage of all the delicious summer fruits – but beware of the topping! Take a look at the winners and the sinners in this list.

****Per 28g/1oz. Cals Ice Cream 50g approx 2ozs Cals
Clotted cream 165 Portion of Arctic Roll (per 1/5 roll) 110
Creme fraiche 106 Walls Viennetta (100ml/50g) 120
Creme fraiche half fat 47 Carte D’Or light Vanilla (100ml/50g) 70
Double 125 Wall’s Soft scoop Vanilla Light (100ml/50g) 60
Single 55 Wall’s touch of Yoghurt (100ml/50g) 65
Whipping 105 Vanilla/reduced calorie ice cream 50/33
Carnation evaporated milk light 55 Sorbet (28g/1oz) 35
Elmlea single/light          30ml 45/36 Sainsbury’s be good to yourself 50g 60

****Marie’s Tip. The small container of milk you have with a tea/coffee is approx 28g/1oz and is ideal to measure any of the above.

Here are two super summer fruit recipes to help you on your way – enjoy!

Hot Berries and Banana
Serves 1 – approx 150 cals per serving
1 small bananas                                   2 tblspns/30ml orange juice
2oz/56g fresh/frozen raspberries           half fat aerosol cream

Pre-heat oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4. Remove the skin from the bananas and cut in half length ways placing on a sheet of foil, making sure it is large enough to cover the bananas during cooking. Spoon over the raspberries and 2 tblspns/30ml orange juice. Fold up the foil to make a parcel. Place on a baking sheet and cook for approx 13-15 mins. Serve with half fat aerosol cream.

Summer Pudding
Serves 6 – approx 120 Cals per serving
8 thin slices of wholemeal bread, crusts removed                1lb bag of frozen fruits of the forest
Granulated sweetener to taste (add to fruit after cooking)    5 tblspns apple juice

Place 1 slice of bread in the bottom of a 1½ pint pudding basin. Reserve 2 slices of bread and use the remainder to line the sides of the basin. Gently simmer the fruit with apple juice until slightly soft. Fill the basin with fruit pressing down firmly and place the reserved bread on top. Pop a saucer on top of basin within rim. Place a heavy weight on top and chill in the fridge overnight. Carefully run a knife inside of the basin and turn out onto plate.

If you’ve got a favourite summer fruits recipe, share it with me – I’d love to hear from you.

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