Healthy Chocolate Orange Pudding Parfaits

Ever feel like you ruin all your health-conscious efforts by indulging in unhealthy treats in the evenings? These CHOCOLATE ORANGE PUDDING PARFAITS are totally lightened up and still make you feel like you’re indulging in a delicious treat!

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By now, you all know that I love my treats! I love my indulgences. But in order for me to keep my sanity and healthy relationship with food, I have got to lighten them up a bit. Less on the heavy cream, whole milk, and egg yolks. More on the lighter milk or plant-based milk options.

I know you can all relate to this scenario that happens on the daily for me. You go all day eating healthy foods. Breakfast, healthy snack, lunch, lots of water, and you even get a workout in. And then the evening happens.

You know, the junk-food demons that just want to eat all the things!

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Whether it’s the stress of the day or just the fact that you’ve been restricting all day long, your mind goes nuts and just wants all the sweet things.

Unfortunately, indulging in all the sweet things in the evenings makes me feel really crappy. Pretty much like I erased all the hard work I put in during the day.

So I knew I had to make a switch. I had to find a balance.

I had to find a way to feel like I was indulging in treats without actually doing so. Basically making healthy food taste delicious and indulgent. That is my favorite thing to do, and it’s apparent when looking through the majority of my recipes, like my Granola Bar Bites, Coconut Lemon Pudding Parfaits, or my Healthy Protein Coconut Truffles.

Sensing a theme? All lightened up. All indulgent-tasting.

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You’re probably wondering how the heck I managed to lighten up a chocolate pudding though.

Classic pudding is made up of heavy cream and egg yolks. There is no need for me to go there for a right-before-bed snack. So to lighten it up, I chose to make my pudding using Silk’s Light Vanilla Soymilk, which is packed full of plant-based protein. What more can you ask for in a snack really? Something that is going to give my body the energy it needs while still tasting absolutely delicious.

Silk is the only dairy-free milk brand that gives you more protein! With 8 grams of heart-healthy, plant-powered protein and a smooth delicious taste, Silk Original Soymilk gives you plenty to love. And because Silk is plant-based, it’s naturally low in saturated fat and has no cholesterol!

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So the next time you’re thinking about completely flushing your hard work down the toilet with a pre-packaged pudding Snack Pack, give this better-for-you version a try. You really won’t even be able to tell the difference!

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Healthy Chocolate Orange Pudding Parfaits
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 cups Light Vanilla Silk Soymilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 small mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup walnuts , chopped
Instructions
  1. Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cocoa powder in a saucepan. Slowly whisk in soy milk and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  2. Lower heat and simmer, whisking until mixture thickens, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract. Cool at least to room temperature in a bowl before placing in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to set.
  4. Once the pudding has been cooled, spoon a small amount into the bottom of a small cup. Top with chopped walnuts and mandarin orange segments. Layer with a couple more spoonfuls of pudding, walnuts, and oranges.

If you want to try out this recipe using Silk Vanilla Soymilk, be sure to grab a coupon on Silk’s website.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a picture, upload it to Instagram and tag me (@happyfoodholly) and use the hashtag #inspiredbyholly

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Comments

    • Holly Waterfall says

      Hi Maria – I don’t directly on my website, but I have started using an awesome new site called Yummly, and they generate all the nutritional information for all the recipes in their database. (it’s a lot like Pinterest for JUST recipes). So if you go to my profile – http://www.yummly.com/page/happyfoodhealthylifecom – you can click on any of the recipes and scroll down to see the info. If there’s a recipe on my site that’s not on yummly yet (because I haven’t quite gotten everything added yet), feel free to sign up for a yummly account and add any recipes you’d like by using the social share buttons on my site (look for the “YUM” button”

      I know that’s probably more steps than you were hoping for, but it’s really a cool system that I love and hope you give it a try!

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