Need a last-minute dessert for a Labor Day gathering? This traditional dessert with a healthy twist is sure to please all tastebuds!

Prep time        Cook time       Yields              Serving Size
5 minutes         0 minutes        10 servings      ¾ C


  • 3¾ C cold fat-free milk, divided
  • 2 small packages (4-serving size each) fat-free, sugar-free instant vanilla pudding and pie-filling mix
  • 2 C fat-free whipped topping, divided
  • 32 reduced-fat vanilla wafers
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced


  • Mix 3½ cups of the milk with the pudding mixes. Beat the mixture with a wire whisk for 2 minutes, until it is well blended. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Fold 1 cup of the whipped topping into the pudding mixture.
  • Arrange a layer of wafers on the bottom and sides of a 2-quart serving bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the remaining milk over the wafers. Add a layer of banana slices, and top with one-third of the pudding.
  • Repeat layers, drizzling each wafer layer with remaining milk, and ending with pudding. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the pudding.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.


calories             143
Total fat            2 g
Saturated fat     1 g
Cholesterol       2 mg
Sodium              329 mg
Total fiber         1 g
Protein              4 g
Carbohydrates   29 g
Potassium         237 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.