Wonderful Waldorf Salad, Tasty Trifles and Perfect Popsicles!

By WEEK Creative Services

July 1, 2011 Updated Jul 1, 2011 at 11:48 AM CDT

Whether it's for your 4th of July party, your summer family reunion or just an afternoon hanging out with the kids - cool treats make for a great refresher from the heat! HyVee Registered Dietitian Susan Waltrip shares three great recipes: a 4th of July Trifle, Fruity Popsicles and a Waldorf Salad!

Fourth of July Trifle

1 pint blue berries
1 pound strawberries, sliced
1 angel food cake
1 package sugar free/fat free vanilla pudding
1 large container Hy-Vee lite cool whip

Cut angel food cake into 1 inch chunks. Whisk the package of dry pudding mix with cool whip. In a trifle bowl layer angel food cake, cool whip mixture and berries. Repeat 2-3 times and top with a dollop of cool whip mixture.

Waldorf Salad

2 large apples, cored, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 cup pitted sweet cherries
1 cup black seedless grapes, sliced in half
½ cup Hy-Vee slivered almonds
1 container Hy-Vee Lite vanilla yogurt

In a large salad bowl, combine all ingredients. Serve chilled.

Fruity Popsicles

Strawberries, quartered
Pear Nectar
Popsicle mold

Place cut strawberries and blueberries in popsicle mold and fill with pear nectar. Place cover on mold and freeze for at least 6 hours.

Brought to you by your Peoria Hy-Vee Dietitian
Susan Waltrip MS, RD, LDN