This classic, family favorite tastes just as good made with lighter ingredients. It just may conjure up warm memories of growing up with dessert around the TV. Still a good source of potassium from the bananas (237 mg), it comes in at just 143 calories and 2 grams of fat. Spoons up!
3¾ cup cold, fat-free milk, divided
2 small packages (serving 4 each) fat-free, sugar-free instant vanilla pudding and pie-filling mix
2 cups fat-free whipped topping, divided
32 reduced-fat vanilla wafers
2 medium bananas, sliced
Mix 3½ cups of the milk with the pudding mix. Beat the mixture with a wire whisk for 2 minutes, until well-blended. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fold 1 cup of the whipped topping into the pudding mixture. Arrange a layer of vanilla wafers on the bottom and sides of a 2-quart serving bowl. Drizzle 2 tbsps. 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, ending with pudding. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the pudding. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
Recipe adapted from www.nhlbi.nih.gov.