Strawberry Freeze {Lower Calorie, Low Fat + Super Simple}

Strawberry Freeze is a quick and easy, frozen strawberry dessert with crunchy pecan crumbs and creamy, strawberry filling! This recipe is great for kids and has healthy ingredients.

Strawberry Freeze {Lower Calorie, Low Fat + Super Simple}- Food Faith Fitness

We’re partyin’ it up at FFF again guys.

You know what today is? National Pecan Day! Woo to the hoo!

Two reasons why I decided we must celebrate this momentous day:

1. Well, I REALLY like pecans. Like a lot. As in I-eat-either-this-Salad -or-as-I-call-it-“epic-salad”-everyday-that-I-am-not-eating-Cilantro-Lime-Tilapia-(or-popcorn-*insert-shifty-eyes-here-*)for-dinner kind of a lot

Strawberry Freeze {Lower Calorie, Low Fat + Super Simple}- Food Faith Fitness

2. I may or may not have gotten my hands on a list of all of the Food Holidays in the ENTIRE year. Yes, there will be a lot of upcoming parties. I’m sorry.

But, I’m really not.

Get yo’ part-ay hats ready.

3. I happen to have special little recipe that is all close to my heart and stuff, and it happens to have pecans.

Oh, that’s 3?  2, 3…they’re all numbers, same thang.

Strawberry Freeze {Lower Calorie, Low Fat + Super Simple}- Food Faith Fitness

Sidenote: I’m currently sitting at the computer trying really hard to type something witty for you but, with all this talk of parties, I can only picture a little group of pecans in a little pecan house wearing little, pink (because everything is better in pink) party hats and holding pecan shaped party balloons. And singing.

Partying, singing pecans in hats is a REALLY weird picture.

Why does my brain do this?

Focusfocusfocus

Okay, I’m good now.

Strawberry Freeze {Lower Calorie, Low Fat + Super Simple}- Food Faith Fitness

Like I mentioned, this recipe is really close to my heart as it happens to be what my brother and I requested for our birthday “cake” (we’re twins, so our birthday was always the same day) every single year when we were wee little kidlets.

Birthday parties. Pecans in party hats. Can’t. Stop.

And, you know? I’m pretty sure my momma was more than happy to oblige because

1. She’s awesome.

2. Strawberry Freeze is probably one of the easiest things to make that your face will ever eat.

Strawberry Freeze {Lower Calorie, Low Fat + Super Simple}- Food Faith Fitness

Seriously guys, it goes like this: Cut pecans (hardest part – and I bet you could even use a food processor!) >> toast pecans >> Put frozen strawberries, sugar and egg whites (protein!) into blender and walk away >> Watch “Millionaire Matchmaker” (optional but recommended) >> Come back and put pecan crumbs in a dish >> Throw on strawberry mix >> Throw on the rest of pecans >>  DONE.

How easy is that?! AND, you’ve got tons ‘o healthy ingredients up in thur.

Oh, and you should totally make it RIGHT before you have peeps over because your house is going to smell like toasty-party-hat-wearing-pecan Heaven.

And now you’re wondering what that even smells like.

Strawberry Freeze {Lower Calorie, Low Fat + Super Simple}- Food Faith Fitness

I guess you’re going to have to make it now to find out.

See what I did there?  Muahahahah

Final thought for you:

Strawberry Freeze {Lower Calorie, Low Fat + Super Simple}- Food Faith Fitness

Singing pecans in pecan birthday hats with pecan shaped party balloons. I die.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Strawberry Freeze {Lower Calorie, Low Fat + Super Simple}
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • For the crumbs:
  • ¾ cup Butter, melted
  • 1½ Cups Whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ Cup Brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ Cup Pecans, finely chopped
  • For the strawberry filling:
  • 2 Egg whites
  • ¾ Cup Granulated sugar
  • 15 oz Frozen whole strawberries, partially thawed
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the crumb ingredients.
  3. Spread the crumbs evenly onto a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 15-20 mins, stiring twice during the cooking process.
  4. While the crumbs bake, place all of the strawberry filling ingredients in large bowl and beat on high until it thickens, about 10 mins. I used my Kitchenaid stand mixer, set it to high and walked away and let it do it's thang.
  5. Once the crumbs are finished, spread them in the bottom of 9x13 pan, reserving 1 cup for the top.
  6. Pour the filling onto the crumb base and smooth.
  7. Sprinkle with the remaining crumbs.
  8. Freeze it until set, about 4 hours.
  9. DEVOUR.

This is not a sponsored post, but Driscolls was generous enough to supply me with some awesome strawberries!

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Comments

  1. says

    I sorta want to eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Totally cool, right? Here is my funny story about Millionaire Matchmaker. I once went to this blogger event and there was this other blogger there and I kept looking at her and thinking “how do I know this person?” I knew I had never read her blog so it wasn’t from her blog. Then all of a sudden it hit me. I saw her on an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker….haha.

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Um heck yes, totally cool! In fact, recommended.
      Haha that is too funny! That show is the greatest ever. Patti rocks my socks

  2. says

    Taylor you are the queen of food related holidays!

    It would be lovely to come home to this dessert – if only I could get those “Singing pecans in pecan birthday hats with pecan shaped party balloons” of yours to pop into my house and mix up all the ingredients and have this ready and waiting…oooh – I think I would be over the moon! :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha I think i’ll send them over to your house when I’m done partyin’ with them!! Thanks Shashi! :D

  3. says

    I love party pecans, especially the ones which dance and stuff hehe. And strawberries, I adore those as well… which means that this dessert needs to happen like right now. And it would, if I hadn’t eaten all the strawberries today whoops ;–) Looks lovely!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      I was pondering GF, but wanted to keep it true to childhood! If you try it, lemme know…thanks lovely lady! :D

  4. says

    1. Xtreme yum
    2. That picture of the singing and dancing pecans reminds me of the video Marcel the Shell with Shoes on for some reason?
    3. I want this because as we speak I’m downing frozen fruit. It’s obviously an obsession that I have no problem with or desire for getting over
    4. That is all

    • Taylor Kiser says

      I FORGOT ABOUT MARCEL..OH MY GOSH I LOVE HIM. Thanks for the reminder….and that is defs not an obsession you ever need to get over in all the evers. Thanks lovely!

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