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Recently I have been on this exploration mission of what I can do with instant pudding mixes. I use the ones by jello that have 4 servings per package.

Recipe 1.

I mix 1 package of instant pudding with 1 cup of Almond Breeze unsweetened soy milk, and a package of lite tofu. Package has 4 servings with 30 calories per serving. I seperate it in to 4 servings and use a serving on my morning toasts. There is enough for 3 toasts.

Some thoughts. There is a still a bit of tofu (or maybe it's soy milk) aftertaste. Not bad, but something to be aware of. I tried making it with a blender and electric mixer. In a blender it was denser but smoother, with electric mixer it was fluffier, but a bit chunkier.

Recipe 2.

I mix a jar (has 2 servings) of 0% Fage yogurt with a cup of Almond Breeze unsweetened soy milk, and a packet of instant pudding. I use electric mixer to mix it. It turns out very fluffy and makes A LOT. I seperate them in to 6 servings.

Some thoughts. It's a bit too sweet for my tastes, so I think I will use half a packet of pudding mix, or maybe 1 1/2 - 2 cups of soy milk next time.

For pudding I use sugar-free/fat-free, with 25 calories per serving, and almond milk has 40 calories per 1 cup. The serving is those plustic cups that usual jello sold in. In both cases there is around ~65 calories per serving, and tons of protein. :)

I tried chocolate fudge and vanilla. Vanilla definitely works better. Chocolate fudge just tastes weird. I think cheesecake or white chocolate would also work nice.

UD

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Sugar free pudding made with 1/2 cup light sour cream plus 1 1/2 cups 2% milk sets up really thick and can pass in lieu of cheesecake.  It comes to about 100 cals per 1/2 cup serving.  A dollop of preserves and/or lite cool whip is a nice enhancement. Put a few graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of the cup and you have a generous serving of mock cheesecake.

Mix one container of cool whip free with one package of sugar free/fat free pudding for a great frosting alternative.  Or eat it as a mousse.

Mix sugar free vanilla pudding with sliced up bananas and crumble some nilla wafers on top...yum

Original Post by theresa5656:

Mix one container of cool whip free with one package of sugar free/fat free pudding for a great frosting alternative.  Or eat it as a mousse.

Nice option for the frosting, but just eating it as a mousse... Seems like a lot of calories for what you get.

UD

I like the cook & serve pudding mix better, but instant is so easy.

I use warm cook & serve vanilla as a sauce for baked apples.

you can make an easy and low cal pie with instant pudding, just put the pudding in a reduced fat grahm cracker pie crust and then put some light cool whip on top of the pudding and chill in the refridgerator! Delish!

Um, so I've tried to make instant sugar free pudding with almond breeze and it doesn't set. I guess that's what the tofu is for?

In that case, why not just blend silken tofu with splenda and cocoa powder? It will save calories. I just don't get the combo.

I have a bagillion things I do with sugar free pudding, including but not limited to:

layering with lowfat nilla wafers/graham crackers/etc so they get all cakeylicious

blending with only 1 cup milk so it's extra fudgylicious

eating pistachio pudding with cherries out of the bowl

adding extracts, cocoa powders and all sorts of other crazy things to them

 

So um, when you get a chance, let me know how you got your almond breeze / pudding mixture to set. Cause I've tried it & it didn't.

Original Post by umneydurak:

Original Post by theresa5656:

Mix one container of cool whip free with one package of sugar free/fat free pudding for a great frosting alternative.  Or eat it as a mousse.

Nice option for the frosting, but just eating it as a mousse... Seems like a lot of calories for what you get.

UD

 Ugh, totally agree. I'd blend that stuff up with nonfat cream cheese before I spoiled it with coo whip. Mmmm... cheesecake *drooool*

 

I forgot about the fabulous vanilla pudding/canned pumpkin/pumpkin pie spice extraveganza. That's def one of my favourites.

Original Post by runningbuns:

Mix sugar free vanilla pudding with sliced up bananas and crumble some nilla wafers on top...yum

 On TOP?? That is HERESEY! You must incorporate them in layers so that they absorb the delicious pudding & become cake like! Don't make this kind of mistake again!

Original Post by freshbakedpi:

Um, so I've tried to make instant sugar free pudding with almond breeze and it doesn't set. I guess that's what the tofu is for?

In that case, why not just blend silken tofu with splenda and cocoa powder? It will save calories. I just don't get the combo.

I have a bagillion things I do with sugar free pudding, including but not limited to:

layering with lowfat nilla wafers/graham crackers/etc so they get all cakeylicious

blending with only 1 cup milk so it's extra fudgylicious

eating pistachio pudding with cherries out of the bowl

adding extracts, cocoa powders and all sorts of other crazy things to them

 

So um, when you get a chance, let me know how you got your almond breeze / pudding mixture to set. Cause I've tried it & it didn't.

You could do the silken tofu/unsweetened cocoa too. I tried it and it just didn't came out the same. Mainly I just bought different flavors of the stuff and was experimenting. With pudding mixture becomes thicker so it's better for toast. Plus I think you get more servings out of it with combination of almond milk and tofu. With almond milk you need to use less. You are right if you use 2 cups it won't set.

I've never tried this with powdered pudding mix, but I just discovered this the other day, and I'm sure it will work just the same.

 

1 scoop chocolate whey protein


3g baking powder

mix with water until gooey


mix in chocolate pudding (I used the 60cal sugar free Jell-O pre made cups)

microwave for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes and you have a large moist brownie for 180cals!

freshbakedpi.....i have to try the layered grahams and sugar free pudding!!!  do you just layer the two and throw in the refrig or just eat as is? 

Oh man, I let mine sit in the fridge so the pudding soaks the exterior of the graham/cookie/whatever & makes it all cakey like. It's sooo delicious! It's really good layered with cherries or raspberries too... those juices soak in too. Mmmm.

You can also just crush the grahams in a bowl & cover it w/ pudding. It's just like a puddin pie! Or freeze it for ice cream pie!

Now I'm getting hungry! I've got to go make some pudding! Rawr!

Original Post by mjjrules:

I've never tried this with powdered pudding mix, but I just discovered this the other day, and I'm sure it will work just the same.

 

1 scoop chocolate whey protein


3g baking powder

mix with water until gooey


mix in chocolate pudding (I used the 60cal sugar free Jell-O pre made cups)

microwave for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes and you have a large moist brownie for 180cals!

 Now THAT is something I haven't tried! What a fabulous whey to eat your protein. (get it!? WHEY! It's a PUN!!!)

Original Post by mjjrules:

1 scoop chocolate whey protein


3g baking powder

mix with water until gooey


mix in chocolate pudding (I used the 60cal sugar free Jell-O pre made cups)

microwave for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes and you have a large moist brownie for 180cals!

I tried this but without the choc pudding and it was a bust... the sodium in the baking powder overpowers the chocolate taste of the whey protein powder. Not worth it in my opinion.

With nothing added in, it's not the best tasting thing, but I think it's alright, especially with the nutritional stats it has. I use 2g of baking powder when I don't add anything to it, it helps cut the sodium taste out, but still makes it rise, it also works with 1g, but doesn't get as big.

But making this with the pudding is the best tasting combo I've made yet, it really does taste like a brownie & if you don't microwave it, it taste like a giant bowl of choc pudding!

Original Post by v_avila:

Original Post by mjjrules:

1 scoop chocolate whey protein


3g baking powder

mix with water until gooey


mix in chocolate pudding (I used the 60cal sugar free Jell-O pre made cups)

microwave for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes and you have a large moist brownie for 180cals!

I tried this but without the choc pudding and it was a bust... the sodium in the baking powder overpowers the chocolate taste of the whey protein powder. Not worth it in my opinion.

That is why chocolate pudding is in the recipe.....

UD

I just posted my own thread, but I'll post it here.

1 1lb container of fat free cottage cheese (4 servings @ 80 cals each)

1/2 pack Cheesecake sugar free pudding mix (2 servings @ 25 cals each)

Blend that baby up! Approx 93 cals for a 1/2 cup. It's really silky and tastes like a cross between cake batter and cheese cake. I'm in love <3 You might need to add a little almond breeze or FF milk to get it to blend properly. Mine's really thick. I used the magic bullet on it.

FABULOUS!

1 TBS. reduced fat PB and a container of fat free cool whip. Mix together.

Sliced  banana on top. Drizzle sugar free choc. syrup. Tastes great!

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