Guiltless Banana Pudding.

Hi & Happy Monday!

Dancing for Donuts | Guiltless Banana Pudding

I don’t know about you guys, but over here in LA it’s still occasionally in the triple digits, so fall is nowhere near. As depressing as that may be, it’s giving me a chance to keep on eating summery things which is more than okay. I got creative this weekend when making a dessert for an Emmy’s party since I was not about to turn on the oven.

Dancing for Donuts | Guiltless Banana Pudding

I whipped up a batch of my healthified banana pudding a day early (best for letting the flavors combine and the nilla wafers to soften) and it did not disappoint! The entire recipe is just 4 ingredients and takes maybe 10 minutes from start to finish. Then you pop it in the fridge, let it do it’s thing, and dig in! Simple and satisfying.

Dancing for Donuts | Guiltless Banana Pudding

Guiltless Banana Pudding

1 package fat-free, sugar-free vanilla pudding (NOT banana!)

2 cups skim milk

2 ripe bananas, sliced

~2 cups reduced-fat Nilla Wafers (I used about half the box)

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding and skim milk until combined and smooth.

2. In a small pan, evenly layer the Nilla wafers. Top with the vanilla pudding in a thin layer, then the sliced banana. Repeat until all the pudding is used and top with crumbled wafers.

3. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight (the longer the better!).

Dancing for Donuts | Guiltless Banana Pudding

Have a great week, friends! xo Jordan

Breakfast (Or Dessert!) Banana Split.

Hello, hello! Apologies for being MIA this week, it’s been a crazy one.

While I’ve been eating pretty clean lately (to make up for all the pizza and donuts), I’ve also been craving sweets like it’s nobody’s business. I don’t know about you, but I’m 100% a stress-eater. To make sure I don’t undo all my hard work at the gym and in the kitchen, I’ve had to get creative with my treats!

Dancing for Donuts | Breakfast (Or Dessert!) Banana Split

I made this healthified banana split this morning and it definitely started my day on the right foot. It’s a light meal (or perfect snack), but full of nutrients nonetheless and easily customizable to your favorite flavor combos!

Dancing for Donuts | Breakfast (Or Dessert!) Banana Split

Today I chose to go with a coconut greek yogurt for a punch of summer.¬†I’ve recently gotten into the Oikos Triple Zero brand – I know a lot of flavored greek yogurts have a ton of sugar (beware!) but this one doesn’t have any added artificially and is only 120 calories. Not bad!

Dancing for Donuts | Breakfast (Or Dessert!) Banana Split

I topped my banana split with some crushed up Peanut Butter Puffins, since they’re my fav and I treated myself yesterday. I’m making a very conscious effort to not eat the whole box in 3 days, and you can quote me on that! These things are addictive, but in the realm of cereal they’re also really not that bad health-wise. If you have some on hand, I’m sure granola would be just as, if not more, delicious, as well as unsalted almonds, cashews or coconut flakes. The toppings can be as crazy or simple as you’d like, but I like to add some texture and crunch!

Dancing for Donuts | Breakfast (Or Dessert!) Banana Split

Breakfast (Or Dessert!) Banana Split

one ripe banana

1/2-1 individual container greek yogurt (your favorite will do!)

4 sliced strawberries

1/4 cup crushed cereal, granola or nuts

1. Place banana on a plate. Spoon greek yogurt on top.

2. Top with strawberries and crushed cereal. Enjoy!

I’ll be back again soon, friends. Have a wonderful Thursday!

xo Jordan