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Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe: Low Calorie, Low Fat, and Low Sugar.

June 15th, 2010 by - comments (5)

Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe: Low Calorie, Low Fat, and Low Sugar.

Several weeks ago I made a commitment to go off sugar for the sake of better health and weight loss. Once you’re off sugar for a week or so it is much easier to continue to stay away from it. And you really do feel a lot better when sugar isn’t dragging you down. However, there are still times when you crave a sugary treat. For those times, it’s a good idea to have some go-to foods and recipes that can satisfy your cravings without jeopardizing your commitment.

So last week when I was out to dinner (a buffet no less), and was tempted by a particular “dessert weakness” of mine…I decided to take matters into my own hands, and figure out a way to make a version of this dessert that I wouldn’t feel guilty about eating.

My Low Sugar, Low Fat, Banana Cream Pie Recipe

The first thing you have to do is get your bananas ripe. And once they are ripe – peel, cut, and freeze them (I just cut them in half and put each half into a zip-lock freezer bag). This way, you can make your (single serving) banana cream pie whenever your heart desires.

Once your bananas are ready you will need…

One box of instant fat free, sugar free banana pudding (prepared with 2 cups of non-fat milk).

1 Tablespoon of gram cracker crumbs.

A dollop of whipped cream (if desired).

Then it’s as easy as one, two three…

1. Spread your tablespoon of gram cracker crumbs on the bottom of a small bowl.

2. Put one serving (1/2 cup) of prepared banana pudding over crumbs.

3. Slice one of your frozen banana halves into small “bite size” slices, and layer them on top of pudding.

Now you have a delicious treat to enjoy, that is low in calories, fat, and sugar. YUM.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Do you have a favorite dessert that can be made into a low calorie, low sugar version? If so, I would love it if you would share it in comments.

*Catherine is the mother of two teenagers, she writes about health & wellness at BlogHer and catherine-morgan.com.

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5 Responses to “Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe: Low Calorie, Low Fat, and Low Sugar.”

  1. Emily says:

    This sounds amazing, Catherine – I think this will definitely make it on my dessert/snack list this weekend. Great for summer too!

  2. Sharon P. says:

    I noticed a number of people who read this on the Choose You facebook page liked this so I’m going to try making it tonight! I know, I like that positive reinforcement before doing something. I’ll let you know what I (and more important what the food critics at my house) think!

  3. Hi Emily and Sharon…I hope you like it as much as I do.
    :-)

  4. Vivianne says:

    this sounds delicious

  5. Thanks Vivianne…I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
    :-)

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