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Chocolate Pudding

Using tofu as the creamy base for this pudding packs plenty of protein in just one serving, with much less fat than traditional pudding, and no cholesterol!

Makes Four 1/2-cup servings

Ingredients

1 pound soft silken tofu 
2 tablespoons cocoa powder 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/3 – 1/2 cup maple syrup (to taste) 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth. Spoon into small bowls and chill well before serving.

Per Serving: 150 calories; 3.5 g fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 21% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 8.4 g protein; 22.3 g carbohydrates; 17.5 g sugar; 1 g fiber; 191 mg sodium; 58 mg calcium; 1.9 mg iron; 0 mg vitamin C; 0 mcg Beta Carotene; 0.2 mg vitamin E

Source: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes by Patricia Bertron, R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

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