This is a recipe Ben loved making when he was quite young because he could make the healthy banana pots himself. It takes a few minutes and you really can’t go wrong.

Just Average Jen is an independent blog and in no way connected with any weight loss plan and no contributors have been trained by them or worked for them. It is the reader’s responsibility to check Slimming World syn values, WW points and any other allowances themselves as those given are approximate.

Recipes like this are a great way to teach kids gradually to cook.

Using this recipe to help weight loss

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this as free or easily within your allowances, of course always check your plan for advice.

Which fruits are best when dieting?

Fruit is great as an addition to a breakfast or dessert. Most fruits are pretty low in calories and good for you. Avocado has high fats so is one to have in moderation. Other fruits such as bananas are more filling and are more calorie-dense so it is usually better to choose melon or an apple over bananas or avocados.

If you follow a specific diet or weight loss plan then they are likely to have specific requirements which usually align with this.

If you cook, puree or blend fruit it is less filling and can be easier to overconsume. It would be so easy to drink a smoothie with a couple of bananas, a mango and an apple in a big glass and still not feel full yet most people would not sit and eat all that fruit in one go whole.

A few words from Ben about this healthy banana pots recipe

To make this yummy healthy banana pots pudding last longer I cut my banana into lots of small pieces and use a teaspoon to eat it. Sometimes I make extra for myself because I know the yoghurt is healthy!

I love how this is a really quick recipe, it says in the book it takes five minutes but with practice, it takes even less!

Banana pots
Banana pots

Tips for fussy eaters

Hiding vegetables can be a great tactic but does not really overcome the underlying issues. Using my tips to make vegetables fun for kids you can work on this.

These banana pots are easy to make and try with your kids to encourage them to eat more fruit.

Add a small amount of the new food calmly on their plate with favourite foods and encourage them to just try that little bit.

head of broccoli on light table
Broccoli

For main meals cook the foods differently to see if they like roasted carrots for example but not boiled carrots.

Get them to help you to cook so they feel involved and are more inclined to eat it. These meatballs are a great suggestion.

Try making things like these Banana pots together. They are healthy but fun and you could always sprinkle some flakes of chocolate or hundreds and thousands on top for a treat?

For kids try a chart like these from Kiddycharts to get them to eat more healthily.

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banana infographic

Why you should enjoy desserts on a diet

If you are following a diet you will know how careful you feel you should be with your calories, syns or points. One good way to make your smaller dessert more filling is to add fruit or another low-calorie food. Fat-free fromage frais is a great choice and a great addition to most desserts or have a smaller piece.

If you prefer you can add a little flavouring or sweetener too. My favourite sweetener is Canderel Sugarly.

Do you ever have a glass of water before your dessert? Next time give it a try, you will naturally eat less as the water fills you up a little. A perfect way to enjoy the dessert you want and still lose weight.

Adaptions to Sweet banana pots

If you fancy adding a bit of something different to this recipe you can sprinkle a few hundred’s and thousands on top or add some chocolate sauce.

Banana pots
Banana pots

More healthy recipes you may enjoy

Do you fancy looking at the other dessert ideas I share? Check out my desserts article with lots of yummy dessert recipes.

I have so many tasty recipes I am sure you will love. Check them all out here.

Which meal do you struggle with ideas for on your diet? I have lists of breakfast ideas and lunch ideas if that helps you.

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Smashed avocado

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Banana pots

Sweet Banana Pots – Great for kids to make!

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Portion 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

Tasty easy dessert perfect for children to make with very little help.


Ingredients

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3 tbsp. fat-free natural yoghurt

1 tsp sweetener, or to taste

1 banana, sliced

Grated or ground nutmeg or a pinch of cinnamon (Ben uses ground nutmeg as he has a cinnamon allergy)

Optional:

1 Level teaspoon of runny honey (1 Syn)


Instructions

Mix the yoghurt and sweetener in a ramekin or small bowl, the ice-cream sundae dishes Ben uses are ideal.

 

Stir in the banana

 

Dust with a little pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon

 

Drizzle over the honey if using.

 

Enjoy!


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  1. My daughters loved making these for their dessert, Certainly more interesting than just giving them a banana to munch on! 🙂