Key to Diet Success Lime Pie, My Oh My
Written by Diet Bites
A Low Calorie Diet Recipe for Key Lime Pie
Nothing says Spring like Key Lime Pie and nothing says diet like our Key to Diet Success Lime Pie. So go slip on that 'Kiss the Cook' apron, and lets cook some good....
As a note, we do NOT like fat free or light cream cheese, but in this recipe it creates a perfect low fat, great tasting marriage with the pudding.
Low Fat Recipe for Key Lime Pie Ingredients
1 large box of sugar free, fat free vanilla pudding mix prepared with skim milk
If you cannot locate a small bar of fat free cream cheese, then by all means purchase the large one and use one-half OR if you don't like fat free cream cheese, you can opt for the full-blown or the reduced fat varieties. As a note, caloric values will increase when the fattier ingredients are used.
Another great option for the cream cheese is the whipped varieties which contain about 1/3 fewer calories than full-blown cream cheese. As a nutritional note, cream cheese is not housed within the official American Food Pyramid nor is butter or cream due to the extreme content of dietary fat. Yes, these Food Dudes are that naughty. That's why we must use them with discretion and in moderation in our weight loss plan.
And if you don't have skim milk in your refrigerator - opt for the reduced fat variety. You can also use the whole milk but it will increase the values of this recipe.
Start by preparing the vanilla pudding with the skim milk.
Next, beat the cream cheese with 1/4 cup of skim milk until smooth; fold in prepared pudding and gently incorporate it with the whipped cream cheese mixture.
Spoon the pudding mixture into the pie crust and top with the reduced fat whipped topping. You know what comes next - the decorating process. Sprinkle the top of your white cloud with grated lime peel.
Calories contained in one-sixth of this pie recipe equals about 250; this value will vary depending upon the caloric content of your pie crust. This is a very generous serving - and a refreshing springtime treat.
Low Calorie Pudding Pies for Your Weight Loss Plan
Pudding pies are a delicious treat for those warm spring days or hot summer months. They can be created by using only four basic ingredients:
- low calorie pudding
From here, we can take Pudding Pie recipes in a billion different directions. Let's put on our Chef Hats and think of a few tasty combinations that can fit into your healthy weight loss plan. Keep in mind that we're using sugar-free, fat free pudding mixes prepared with skim or reduced fat milk. The whipped topping is also either low in fat or fat free. Using these hallmarks, we can keep our caloric values as minimal as possible. While a 150 to 250 calorie slice of pie can fit occasionally into your weight loss plan - when the values start creeping up, then it will be difficult to accomplish such while remaining within our recommended totals for the plan. Weight loss involves a reduction in caloric values, sad but so true.
Now let's see what we could create in our humble kitchens:
1. Pineapple Pistachio Pie Recipe: the pudding base is pistachio instant pudding and we'll add some pineapple tidbits to the pie so that we'll be enjoying a fruit selection. Omit 1/2 of the milk and substitute the pineapple juice that the fruit was packed inside of - and be sure that it was packed in its natural juices. A graham cracker pie crust works best with this recipe.
2. Chocolate Devil Pie Recipe: this time we'll use the Dutch chocolate or the dark chocolate pudding and we'll add the whipped topping to the prepared pudding before filling the pie. An all-purpose flour crust works excellently with this recipe as does a graham cracker crust. You can even add more topping to the top of the pie along with chocolate sprinkles, or curls of chocolate for decoration.
3. Lemon Delight Pie Recipe: we'll use lemon pudding and we'll add a teaspoon of lemon extract to obtain a more lemony flavor. Either instant or the 'cooked' variety of pudding words well for this recipe; we recommend using a graham cracker crust for the instant variety and if you cook the pudding, then the all-purpose flour pie crust works best. Top the pie with the whipped topping and dust with grated lemon rind or yellow sugar crystals.