You remember this…it’s in every home-cook’s-favorite-recipe-compilation-cookbook ever published! Been to every potluck, church supper, or family get-together…and, although it may not be ‘gourmet’, we secretly love it!
I updated it just a little with some lime – and took out the usual Cool Whip for gorgously decadent, vanilla-scented, real whipped cream (Calm down!! Cream is low-carb. And REAL!).
Stir in some unflavored pro powder to up the grams if you want to feel better about it…that works!
One 4-serving size package sugar free instant Pistachio pudding powder
One 8-ounce can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
One 16-ounce container small curd cottage cheese
3 cups whipped cream, sweetened with 3 tablespoons Splenda, a drop of vanilla added (made with 1 1/2 cups unwhipped heavy cream)
Juice and zest of one lime
4-5 drops green food coloring, optional
(Add more 1-2 tablespoons Splenda if needed)
In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix, pineapple, and cottage cheese and mix thoroughly. (Stir the unflavored protein powder into the dry pudding mix, if using). Fold in the whipped cream, lime juice and zest, (and the food coloring). Cover and chill for at least one hour. Makes 10 servings.
Per Serving: Calories 104; Protein 6 g; Fat 2 g; Carbs 9 g; Sugar 5 g; Sodium 244 mg