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Skinny Vanilla Pudding with Berries

Sometimes you just gotta have something creamy. Honor your taste buds and your health with this low fat treat!

Servings: 4 one-cup servings

Equipment: whisk or hand-held beater or blender, medium bowl

How long does it take?

10 minutes

What's in it?

1 package instant vanilla pudding
2 cups skim milk (or soy milk)
2 cups blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries

How to make it:

Step 1: Make the pudding.
Open the pudding package and place contents in a medium bowl. Add milk and beat with a whisk or with a hand-held beater or blender. Beat for about 5 minutes, until pudding begins to thicken. Note: If you use an electric blender, use the lowest speed.

Step 2: Add your favorite berries.
Gently fold (mix) in half of the berries.

Step 3: Dish it out.
Dish the pudding and berry mixture into four serving bowls and top with the remaining berries.

This pudding will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for three days.

Nutrition breakdown:

Calories 154, Protein 4 g, Carbohydrate 34 g, Fat 1 g (saturated fat 0 g), Sodium 844 mg, Vitamin A 286 IU (36% of RDA), Vitamin B12 23% of RDA, Phosphorus 302 mg (25% of RDA), Calcium 156 mg (13% of RDA)

What's in it for you?

Catch the calcium craze by including low fat dairy products like milk and yogurt in your day. Calcium helps your bones grow stronger.

Chef's tip:

Beat, blend, fold, and cream... Why are there so many different ways to mix things together in a recipe? The ingredients and the end product determine the mixing style. For this recipe, high action beating mixes the dry pudding and triggers the thickening. But if you beat those fragile berries you'll end up with mush. To keep those berries looking like berries, gently fold them in.

Last Modified Date: 10/13/2000