A Delicious Low Calorie Dessert!
I have a delicious low calorie dessert I want to share with you today!
A few weeks ago, you may remember that I shared with you an Ice Cream Sandwich dessert.
It was rich, indulgent, and border-line scandalous!
So in order to redeem myself, I decided to share with you this delicious low calorie recipe that was given to me by one of my readers, Leslie Rose. (She probably knew after I ate that ice cream sandwich dessert that I would be needing a “lighter” option.)
This dessert is not only delicious, but beautiful as well.
Here are the ingredients…
- 1 tub of light whipped topping
- 2 containers of light fruit yogurt (I used strawberry.)
- Graham Crackers for crust OR a pre-made graham cracker pie crust
I would have used a pre-made graham cracker pie crust for this recipe, but can you believe they didn’t have any at Kroger’s when I went?!
So I just bought a box of graham crackers to make my own pie crust.
How to make a Graham Cracker Pie Crust from Scratch:
- 12 to 14 graham crackers
- 1/2 cup of butter or margarine (melted)
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1/8 cup of water
Step 1: Crush up graham crackers into fine crumbs.
You can use a plastic ziploc bag and rolling pin or a food processor.
Step 2: Stir sugar into graham cracker crumbs.
Step 3: Stir in melted butter and water with a fork.
Step 4: Press mixture into pie plate.
Step 5: Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown. Let cool.
For the filling:
Mix together two containers of yogurt and thawed whipped topping, then pour into cooled pie plate.
Place in freezer to freeze. (I left mine in over night.)
Garnish with fresh fruit if desired.
Let dessert thaw for a few minutes before serving.
There are approximately 200 calories per slice!
Here’s how I figured that out…
I divided the pie into 8 slices. So I took the total amount of calories of each ingredient and divided it by 8.
Light Whipped Topping: 500 calories divided by 8 = approx 60 calories a slice
2 Containers of Light Yogurt: 200 calories divided by 8 = approx 25 calories a slice
Honey Maid Pre-made Graham Cracker Pie Crust: 900 calories divided by 8 = approx 115 calories a slice
60 + 25 + 115 = 200 calories per slice!
*Calories will vary if you make your crust from scratch.
The boys ate this dessert after dinner last night, and they loved it! It’s almost like eating strawberry ice cream, and the graham cracker crust is scrumptious!
Next time, I think I will make it with blueberry yogurt and blueberries on top. Yum!
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Oh, this recipe sounds good and it’s so simple too…I just may give it a try over the weekend!!!
The yoplait and faux cool whip are not really healthy -if you used plain Greek yogurt and real fruit it would have more protein and no corn syrup, and probably a few less calories and definitely less carbs. Good idea, but better ingredients would be healthier!
This sounds really refreshing.
I’m loving the comment about “faux” Cool Whip…as if real Cool Whip is any better for you! Anyway, it’s less fat and calories than real whipped cream and delicious to boot. I even fooled some European friends with the sugar-free version , and they ONLY eat the real stuff.
However, the calorie count in the home-made crust version is definitely off as the butter alone is 800 calories ie 100-120 calories per tablespoon! I’ve made a version using 2 tbs. butter which is great. It really just needs enough to hold together. I’m sure your version is delicious, just including that info for those who are really trying to keep track of it. (I agree that Greek yogurt rules)
Love this! I will have to try it. My kids don’t like the kind of yogurt with fruit pieces in it, but they’ll eat the “smooth kind” so I will definitely try this …maybe with the vanilla flavor. I suppose I could top it with sprinkles for some fun color! Or even crush graham crackers. Oh, and maybe for the holidays do this with crushed candy cane on top? Now I’m starting to brainstorm … and probably getting away from low-fat. Story of my life. LOL! p.s. Your pictures today are stunning. Are you using something new with your camera to get such good light?! Lori
this looks quite tasty & delish – a refreshing summer dessert…and pretty too!
This is a delicious light dessert. My recipe (on the reduced fat Keebler pre made graham crust label) calls for sugar free jello (i.e. lime yogurt use lime jello) in addition to the yogurt and Cool Whip. Put a pkg in a bowl stir in 1/4 c boiling water and whisk until dissolved. Add yogurt and Cool Whip. Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate (not freeze). Family loves it.
Hope many of you have benefitted from refreshing rain. A nice respite from the heat and was so needed.
I am going to try this in the next day or so! sounds so good~ thanks for sharing!
Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing.
Wow, Traci! This looks delicious…I will definitely be trying this for myself and my boys! Thanks for sharing…
Are the calories including the butter and sugar you added into the pie crust?