Making a healthier Banana Pudding with Everyday Health’s Recipe Rehab


I’m not sure why, but Banana Pudding is a staple here in Georgia. You can get it at every barbecue restaurant and it’s usually served with Nilla Wafers. Not my thing (I’m more a tapioca fan), but my husband loves it.

In this episode of Recipe Rehab, Chef Daniel Green and Chef Aida Mollenkamp compete to make the Schwartz family’s banana pudding healthier. I like that Chef Aida used coconut milk, making her dish dairy free. I also like how her recipe seemed to use real foods, not “fakey” no fat sour cream or no fat half n half like Chef Daniel. However, I wasn’t surprised that the Schwartzes like Chef Daniel’s recipe, because he used Jello banana pudding, which I felt was a big cheat. After all, that’s what people are used to – pudding mix. Blech!

You can watch Chef Daniel and Chef Aida duke it out below. Or watch them individually rehab banana pudding – Chef Daniel here and Chef Aida here.

Nutritional breakdown



Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 1446

Total Fat: 64.69g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 862mg

Total Carbs: 195.44g

Dietary Fiber: 6.48g

Sugars: 18.22g

Protein: 16.06g



Servings: 10

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 319

Total Fat: 13.24g

Cholesterol: 48mg

Sodium: 167mg

Total Carbs: 46.95g

Dietary Fiber: 3.96g

Sugars: 20.43g

Protein: 4.84g



Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 417

Total Fat: 4.93g

Cholesterol: 23mg

Sodium: 791mg

Total Carbs: 88.62g

Dietary Fiber: 2.83g

Sugars: 55.25g

Protein: 6.61g

Picture, video and nutritional information courtesy of Everyday Health.

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