Eating healthy isn’t always the easiest thing to do, and it’s not always a priority when we think about what we will be doing for the week, or even for the day. I used to look at my week in … Continue reading
Recently, as in the past few months, I have been trying to focus on healthy habits rather than dieting or having a new year’s resolution. It’s been very difficult to eat less of my favorites, but I’ve really learned to eat the unhealthy foods in moderation and use them as a reward for making progress on having better habits (i.e. increasing my fruit and vegetable intake).
One craving that is hard to quit is the one that screams, ‘give me sweets’! I really enjoy dessert foods, but my body hates them… People who try to cut out sugars and sweets and all of the good stuff shock me because, if I eliminate this group altogether I will just eat a bag of chocolate one day, or four cupcakes; who knows what will happen when you’re “hangry”. So I have been on the search for a good dessert food that I don’t have to feel guilty about; and I’ve found it!
This Oreo dessert is fluffy, sweet, and addicting. I promise that it is family friendly, and can kick just about any craving. And if you’re watching your waistline you can substitute for lower fat/sugar free/light options! I don’t want to take credit for this recipe, although my version has fewer ingredients to make it healthier, so this is the site I found it on: http://www.chef-in-training.com/2012/06/oreo-fluff/
- 2 cups milk (I used skim milk)
- 1 package of Jello Instant Pudding White Chocolate flavor
- 6 Oreo cookies – crushed (or more if you would like)
- 1 tub of Cool Whip – thawed (I used the Sugar Free version)
Pour milk into a medium sized bowl and mix in the instant pudding mix. Whisk until smooth, cover, and let sit in the refrigerator until the pudding is thick. When ready, mix in the full tub of Cool Whip. Stir until the pudding is completely mixed with the Cool Whip. Stir in crushed Oreo cookies until equally distributed. Distribute in to smaller bowls or cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
*If anyone is interested in the nutritional content let me know and I’ll post that as well. When calculated for 6-8 servings this equals 6 PointsPlus (if you’re following a Weight Watchers plan)*