Banana Pudding + Weekly Menu


Pudding is something I’ve always wanted to make. When this month’s Food Network Magazine had this recipe that called for unsweetened almond milk, I knew I had to try it. Almond milk has a rich, unique flavor that I love to use in place of cow’s milk, especially in desserts. I also love that it’s shelf-stable so I usually keep a carton on hand so that when I’m in a pinch, I’m never without “milk”.

This isn’t the lowest calorie dessert ever (I was actually surprised to see it wasn’t below 200 calories/serving), however, it contains fruit, low-fat milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and almonds which are all healthful ingredients…and very little sugar.


This pudding recipe alone was delicious and simple to make. While the pudding does take some time to chill, the actual pudding-making process takes less than 10 minutes.

With the sweet, fruity bananas and the cold pudding, this dessert would seem more appropriate for summertime. But hey, since bananas are widely available year-round, it’s fun to enjoy any time of year…especially during the winter’s first big snow!


Weekly Menu: January 15th – 19th

*yawn* Mr. Prevention and I were out til after MIDNIGHT last night (that’s a rarity!). We went out to a late, long sushi dinner and then out for a drink downtown. ‘Twas fun! Tonight my hockey game doesn’t start until 10:40pm (!). I’m so glad I have tomorrow off!

Be well,


  1. Love your version of banana pudding!

  2. I just made this yesterday for Blair and I. He really enjoyed it, it was his request. I agree that it was easy to make and delicious.

  3. Awesome! Pudding has been one of my pregnancy cravings and I LOVE almond milk. I have to restrain myself from drinking it all. I love that this is thickened with eggs and cornstarch, I think I might give it a try some time this week :D

  4. I also have been wanting to make pudding. This sound delicious!

    Your meals sound yummy!

    Get some rest before your game tonight! :)

  5. I must have missed that one in FN magazine – looks amazing! Holy shizz – I have the buffalo chicken chowder in the crock pot now – this may be my new favorite soup! I did make a couple changes, reduced the half and half to 1 cup, added 2 cups broth, and added carrots and broccoli for more veg – your original version comes in at 9 points for 1.5 cups, my version is 7. Love it!

    Wow, that is a late start! Glad you have tomorrow off!

  6. Oh wow, this looks delicious! (I’m pretty sure I start out every comment that way..but true!)
    I love bananas in dessert so I know I would love this.
    I just bought some almond milk today too!

  7. The pudding looks amazing and your weekly menu sounds delish! It’s gonna be a GREAT week!

  8. Oh wow, I’m so interested in trying this to see if my kids will love it. I think I already do :-) Great! Another way to use my Almond Milk. Nice recipe.

  9. This sounds DEEEELICIOUS! I love any dessert with bananas (as long as it’s not artificial).
    Sounds like you and Mark had a nice night last night (or…Saturday?)! Sushi and a drink? Sounds great to me! You’re lucky Mark will eat sushi.

  10. Lovely presentation! I have a while I don’t prepare this recipe, but you just tempted me. I am glad to have found your site. Thanks for the recipe :)


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