WW Recipe of the Day: Tina Fey's Low Calorie Frozen Cool Whip Banana Split
Kids of all ages will love making this low calorie frozen cool whip faux banana split!
I got the idea from an unlikely source, Saturday Night Live alum, Tina Fey. The actress that brought “30 Rock’s” funny gal Liz Lemon to life made an appearance at Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour stop in St. Paul Minnesota. Turns out that she shed 30 pounds thanks to the WW program.
Fey explained that she lost the weight after moving to New York before she started co-anchoring the SNL Weekend Update desk with Jimmy Fallon in 2000.
She's now a "lifetime WW member" after hitting her weight loss goals. She's not tracking her Points at the moment but plans to before she and longtime pal, Amy Poehler, host the Golden Globes in 2021.
Fey also said she lurks (under a different name) on WW's Connect community, a friendly outlet where WW members can share recipes and support.
These days Fey satisfies her sugar cravings with healthier lower-calorie desserts. "I take a banana and strawberry, and put frozen Cool Whip on it with a chocolate drizzle, and tell myself it's a banana split," she said of her go-to treat.
Turns out frozen cool whip is a cool, creamy alternative to ice cream for a fraction of the calories and WW Points.
I tried out Tina Fey's favorite go-to sweet treat today and found it extremely satisfying. Rod did too.
How Many Weight Watchers Points is Cool Whip?
Each 2 tablespoon serving of Cool Whip whipped topping (original, lite, sugar-free) has 1 WW SmartPoint (green, blue, purple). The extra creamy cool whip with real cream has 2 SmartPoints (green, blue, purple)
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Banana Split?
According to my calculations, each serving has 154 calories and:
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
You can deduct a point by opting for sugar-free chocolate syrup, turning this into a 1 Point Sweet Treat. Increase the volume of your banana split with more zero point strawberries.
An extra 2-tablespoon serving of frozen cool whip will only cost you a point.
This is a far cry from your standard banana split, which according to my WW App, has over 600 calories and 32 SmartPoints!
How to Make This Light & Easy Frozen Cool Whip Banana Split?
This sweet treat is so easy, it hardly needs a recipe. Just slice or chop some fruit into a bowl. Top with frozen cool whip and drizzle with a little chocolate sauce. Grab a spoon and enjoy!
Substitutions & Variations:
different fruit: choose whatever fruit you like best, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pineapple, etc.
sauce: again drizzle with whatever topping you like best: caramel, butterscotch, chocolate, nutella, strawberry, marshmallow, etc.
toppings: sprinkle with additional toppings like chopped nuts, toasted coconut, sprinkles, etc.
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Tina Fey Low Calorie Frozen Cool Whip Banana Split
- 1 small banana, sliced any way you like
- 2 large strawberries, quartered or chopped
- 2 tablespoons frozen cool whip
- 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
- Arrange banana and strawberry slices in a small bowl.
- Top with a small 2-tablespoon scoop of frozen cool whip.
- Drizzle with 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
Recipe source: Tina Fey
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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