Quickie Berry Cobbler

“You won’t post it. It’s not healthy.” she said. I immediately thought back to things like the Stuffed Camel recipe. That wasn’t exactly healthy either, but what a night that turned out to be.

“It doesn’t always have to be about good health. Some people enjoy cheat meals.” I replied.

“Not you. You’re too disciplined for that.” she rebutted without hesitation. She was right. Discipline was definitely the facade I maintained to others. The truth was fear. I knew that if I indulged even once that my willpower would cave and I would eat everything in sight. I had convinced my brain ages ago it was simply easier to not indulge at all.

“It’s a nice looking cobbler. They’ll thank you for it.” I smirked, knowing she hated any type of spotlight whatsoever.

“We’ll see.” she smirked back, a slight smolder in her eyes.

QUICKIE BERRY COBBLER

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INGREDIENTS

  • Two 12-oz bags frozen mixed berries (or frozen peaches)
  • 1 box white cake mix (no pudding)
  • 1 can of diet 7-up or sierra mist (clear soda)

METHOD

  1. Place frozen fruit in a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. Add dry cake mix over the top.
  3. Pour soda slowly over cake mix. DO NOT stir the cake mix and the pop – this will give you a ‘crust’. If you stir the two, you will have a cake like topping.
  4. Bake 350 for 45-50 min.

Serves 16. 4 PointsPlus on the Weight Watchers program.

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3 responses to “Quickie Berry Cobbler

  1. I would replace the “cake mix” with cake made from scratch. This would allow you to control the precise nature of the ingredients. For example, a Betty Crocker Supermoist Vanilla cake mix has corn syrup in it, which you could replace with cane sugar or other types of sweetener. You could also replace some of the white flour with a mix of whole wheat, rice flour, flax flour or other better options. Lastly, you will avoid all of the preservatives and secondary ingredients.

    Here’s a simple recipe for a vanilla cake that contains only 7 ingredients:
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-white-cake/

    You could find ways to make this even healthier, by replacing an egg with some chia seeds, and ensuring you use low fat milk.

    Besides – doesn’t “cake mix” come in a box and last forever on a pantry shelf?

    Lastly (again), I wonder if you could avoid the “diet” 7-Up (and the aspartame), and use club soda with some lemon and lime juice and get the same effect?

    Overall, I think I’ll give this a try with my daughter. Looks delicious!

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