Bariatric Recipes of the Week:
Cherry Ricotta Dessert

This cherry ricotta dessert is a great way to get in one serving of fruit and one serving of protein in a perfect rich-tasting—yet-calorie-conscious treat.


  • 3/4 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 2 tablespoons part-skim ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds


  1. Heat cherries in the microwave on high until warm, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Top the cherries with ricotta and almonds.

Makes 1 serving

Per serving: 150 calories, 6 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono), 10 mg cholesterol, 20 g carbohydrate, 6 g protein, 3 g fiber, 39 mg sodium, 329 mg potassium.

TIP: Healthy Heart Variation: To reduce saturated fat and calories even further, use nonfat ricotta in place of the part-skim ricotta (Recipe then has 133 calories, 0 g saturated fat.)

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