Healthy Bites: 4th of July Berry Trifle

Published: Jul. 2, 2023 at 9:34 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2023 at 11:03 AM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - WOW everyone at your holiday cookout with this beautiful and healthy fruit trifle!


  • ¾ cup diet cola
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 - 1 ounce package sugar free, fat free vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 – 8 ounce tub lite whipped topping
  • 32 vanilla wafers
  • 2 ¼ cups strawberries, sliced (reserve ¼ cup for topping)
  • 2 pints blueberries (reserve ¼ cup for topping)
The recipe serves 10.
The recipe serves 10.(Ashley Simper)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together diet cola, milk and pudding until thickened (almost pudding like). Fold in whipped topping.
  2. Layer ½ of the vanilla wafers in the bottom of trifle dish. Cover and spread 1 cup of whipped topping mixture over the wafers.
  3. Next, layer blueberries (1 pint) then strawberries (1 cup).
  4. Repeat layers: vanilla wafers, 1 cup whipped topping mixture, 1 pint blueberries, 1 cup strawberries.
  5. Top with remaining whipped topping mixture and spread evenly to cover.
  6. Decorate the top of the trifle to your liking with reserved fruit.

Serves 10

Nutrition Information

Per 1 cup serving

Calories: 170

Total Fat: 5g

Saturated Fat: 2.5g

Sodium: 160mg

Total Carbohydrate: 30g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Total Sugars: 15g

Includes 4g Added Sugars

Protein: 2g

Recipe provided by Ashley Simper, MS, RD, LDN, Manager of Dietetic Services at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.