I'm going to keep this short and sweet, as my number one blog pet peeve is when I'm trying to find a recipe and I have to read someone's life story just to get to it!
Here's the deal, recently I had the best banana pudding of my life at Terry Black's BBQ in Austin, TX. If you're in town, go. However, I have fitness goals and this banana pudding doesn't agree with them.
So! I was on mission to make a macro friendly version of this pudding so that I can enjoy what I love and stay on track to reach my goals. Here is the recipe I explored yesterday and the results were amazing. I've listed it below along with a YouTube video to cover the basics. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. This will be a staple in our kitchen from now on!
Disclaimer: I'm not a food photographer or a chef. I try to make things that taste good, but most of the time it looks really bad on camera. It tastes good and that's all that matters!
Macro Friendly Banana Pudding
1 package of Banana Cream Jello Pudding mix (sugar free and fat free!)
150g (or about half the box if you don't like measuring in grams) Reduced fat Nilla Wafers
1 cup of nonfat plain greek yogurt
1 1/4 cup of almond milk OR 2 cups of skim milk
1 tub of cool whip lite
3 large bananas
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
1. Make the pudding first according to instructions on the packet. If you're using almond milk (I can't vouch for soy milk I didn't try it!) be sure to only use 1 1/4 cup or you'll have a soupy mess.
2. While your pudding is in the fridge setting, chop up your bananas and crush up your wafers (unless you prefer the wafers whole). If you're chopping up the wafers, keep a handful to the side, to layer on top when it's done.
3. Once your pudding is set, add in the greek yogurt (1 cup) and your protein powder. Mix together well until it's fully blended.
4. Grab a 9x9 dish and start layering your ingredients. I did pudding mix, bananas, wafer crumbs, cool whip, until the ingredients were gone. I recommend using the cool whip and full wafers as the top two layers so it looks nice and pretty (or at least seems like you tried).
5. Set in the fridge for at least 20 min to get it nice and chilly.
Serving size: Makes 8 servings, 1 serving is 5.6 oz.
Calories: 212 Carbs: 36g
Give this a shot the next time you're having a sweet tooth craving and need to stay on track with your macros! Remember anything can be fit into your goals if you have the proper plan.
Need help with nutritional recommendations or a workout plan to help you reach your goals while you enjoy awesome recipes like this? Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'm always happy to help.