Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar Recipe
Perfectly portioned banana splits in a jar that are decadently delicious, but won’t hurt your waistline!
National Banana Split Day was tomorrow (Aug 25th) and Dole, the world’s largest banana provider set out to create a “No-guilt National Banana Split Day” to inspire food bloggers to make a healthier alternative, so naturally I was all over this!
The original banana split was created in 1904 by a 23-year-old Latrobe, Pa., pharmacist and is now one of America’s favorite desserts. At an average of 1,000 calories, it’s also one of the country’s biggest nutrition offenders.
Keeping the portions realistic, and using nonfat frozen yogurt in place of ice cream allows you to indulge without the guilt. Topped with whipped dairy topping and a cherry, who can resist this simple treat.
Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar
Servings: 2 • Size: 1 6-oz jar • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 8
Calories: 169 • Fat: 1.3 g • Carb: 36 g • Fiber: 1.8 g • Protein: 3.5 g • Sugar: 27.5 g
Sodium: 62 mg
1 medium Dole banana, sliced
2/3 cup nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt (Stonyfields)
2 tbsp Hershey’s Lite chocolate syrup
4 tbsp whipped topping
2 cherries for garnish
Place half of the banana slices in the bottom of each jar. Top each with 1/3 cup of frozen yogurt, then 1 tablespoon each of chocolate syrup. Finish with with the whipped cream and top with a cherry and get your spoons ready to dig in!
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