Trick or Treat! How many times have you taken “just a bite” of a delicious treat and ended up eating more (or at least you wanted to)? I’ll just have a few M&M’s (…the bags gone), I’ll just have one Oreo (the sleeve is empty), I’ll just have one scoop of ice cream (the container is gone)… Trust me, I get it!! What better time to be talking about such temptations than around the holiday where people actually trick for treats! You’re going to be surrounded by tons of candy and other tempting sweets during Halloween, so why not plan ahead and make a dessert that is not only more delicious than candy, but it’s OK to eat! Let me show you the tricks to this treat that has NO added sugar…ONLY 2 grams of fat….and fewer than 170 calories!!
Now the temptation to eat the whole dessert is perfectly fine— in fact, it’s encouraged! With sweet treats, the trick is recreating them and/or adding healthier ingredients to make more without adding many calories. Here we start with a pudding snack and add some almond milk, protein and a couple ingredients for flavor. Experiment with your own combinations if you dare! [Insert evil laugh]. OK, let’s get to tricking…and then treating ourselves and those around us with our hauntingly simple, light and delicious pudding creation!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work…and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt!
It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
HAUNTINGLY LIGHT CARAMEL MOCHA PUDDING
1/4 cup nonfat, unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sugar-free caramel pudding cup (like Jell-O brand)
How to Prepare
1. Put chocolate protein powder and coffee granules into small bowl. Add almond milk and vanilla extract and mix until nice and smooth.
2. Empty pudding cup into the bowl with the protein mixture. Blend with a spoon until thoroughly mixed and light and fluffy.
3. That’s it! You may top with a squirt of light whipped cream and sugar-free caramel syrup (if you feel like getting fancy). Eat it all up!
Per serving (1 pudding): 168 calories, 21 grams protein, 16 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fat
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.