Ice Cream Cravings Making You Crazy? Give This Healthier Dessert A Try
March 27, 2013 25 Comments
Snack Girl is ALWAYS looking for ways to makeover treats into healthy food. And, she loves banana splits!
In fact, one of my favorite banana splits is served at Friendly's for a whopping 880 calories. ouch.
What to do?
Well, one of my Weight Watcher's buddies shared with me her secret for replacing ice cream. She just puts some whipped cream on a banana.
I wasn't sure it would work but I gave it a try with the bowl and banana pictured above which features fresh strawberries that are just arriving in the stores. All I did was add about 8 tablespoons of light whipped cream to this bowl.
Eight tablespoons of sweetened whipped cream (from one of those crazy nitrous oxide filled canisters) is 60 calories.
The entire dish featured 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1 banana, and whipped cream. It came out to 206 calories (I saved myself 674 calories) and, honestly, I really enjoyed it.
I didn't miss the ice cream. The whipped cream was enough of a "treat" for me.
Of course, these canisters aren't the most eco-friendly packaging in the world. So, if you have a bit more time you can buy some light cream, add a little honey or maple syrup and just whip it up really fast.
Cream is considered a high fat and and high calorie food to be avoided. But, when you add AIR the calories decrease by quite a bit. Below, I have featured my favorite whisk - a "steel ball" whisk for those with large......hands.
I have to confess that I was given one of these at a foodie gig, and I fell in love with it because it is easier to use than a regular whisk. BUT, it is $23 - seems like a lot for a whisk.
If you like whipping things (such as egg whites or cream) this is your tool.
Kids will love making this faux banana split and it is a great way to dress up their after school snack.
I am calculating the Points+ value with the strawberry and banana, even though they are “free”. This dessert is 1 Points+ without their calories added. Does anyone who uses Weight Watchers know if the fruit is still free when you cut them up and add whipped cream? Please help!
What is your favorite lighter than ice cream treat?
Banana Split Makeover Recipe
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
8 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream
Slice strawberries and banana. Put in a bowl and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!
206 calories, 4.8 g fat, 38 g carbohydrates, 2.2 g protein, 5.9 g fiber, 3 mg sodium, 5 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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