Tasty Thursday: Banana Cream Pie Parfait

June 18, 2015

I have a bit huge sweet tooth. One of my favorite desserts is a slice of banana cream pie (if you are ever in DC and have a chance to try Ted’s Bulletin, their Mile High Banana Cream Pie is amazzzzing). As you all know, one of my goals this month is to log all my food intake – I want to lose some weight and avoid gaining marathon weight (no more I can eat eat everything I want because I’m training excuse).   I started brainstorming ways I could skinny-fy the banana cream pie and keep the taste.  Enter the Banana Cream Pie Parfait.  Hope you enjoy!

Banana Cream Pie Parfait
Serves 1
Dessert in a cup!
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 ripe banana
  2. 1 graham cracker sheet (more if desired)
  3. 4 tablespoons of fat free Cool Whip (more if desired)
  1. Break the graham cracker into small crumbs (feel free to crush them into finer pieces) and place them in a bowl or cup. Set aside a few crumbs for the topping.
  2. Scoop 2 tablespoons (they can be generous) of Cool Whip on top of the graham cracker layer.
  3. Cut the banana into slices and place them on top of the Cool Whip.
  4. Scoop another 2 tablespoons of Cool Whip on top of the banana.
  5. Sprinkle the leftover graham cracker crumbs on the Cool Whip.
  1. This serving size is approximately 200 calories (+/- depending on the size of your banana and tablespoons of Cool Whip) and is easy to prepare ahead of time.
  2. Try this recipe with other fruits - strawberries and blueberries are good as well!
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    1. I used to crumble a graham cracker and stir it into my afternoon yogurt. Lemon was my favorite because it tasted like lemon ice box pie. I think your idea is even better…less calories and a healthy banana. Yummy.
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        That is a good idea to add it to some yogurt. I’ll try that with my plain greek yogurt next time. Hope you like it!

    1. That sounds like a nice simple way to satisfy the sweet tooth! I HAVE to get back to tracking. At this point, two days out from my 70.3, I’m telling myself I’ll start back in after the race. I’ll still have a huge appetite but will be in recovery mode and will not need all the food!
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      1. Run Jenny Run

        Hope you had a good race!! I’m still trying to knock off some lbs from last year’s marathon training πŸ˜‰

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Super easy and quick to make. Could even switch out the type of cookie or cracker too πŸ™‚

      1. Run Jenny Run

        It is yummy – same owners as Matchbox πŸ™‚ Hope you get to try it one day – whether it be there Reston, DC (14th Street or Eastern Market), or Mosaic District locations (there may be more haha).

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Ooooh that is a GREAT idea! I’ll need to get some speculoos πŸ™‚

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Super easy . I should try blending it and making a Popsicle or frozen version.

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Oooh peach pie sounds wonderful! I’ll have to try that with this recipe.

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