Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar

Perfectly portioned banana splits in a jar that are decadently delicious, but won’t hurt your waistline!

National Banana Split Day was tomorrow (Aug 25th) and Dole, the world’s largest banana provider set out to create a “No-guilt National Banana Split Day” to inspire food bloggers to make a healthier alternative, so naturally I was all over this!

The original banana split was created in 1904 by a 23-year-old Latrobe, Pa., pharmacist and is now one of America’s favorite desserts. At an average of 1,000 calories, it’s also one of the country’s biggest nutrition offenders.

Keeping the portions realistic, and using nonfat frozen yogurt in place of ice cream allows you to indulge without the guilt. Topped with whipped dairy topping and a cherry, who can resist this simple treat.

And yes, I went with a whipped topping made with real cream (Reddi Wip) because I feel the fat-free creams are just a whole lot of chemicals. Because it’s mostly air, it’s still relatively low in fat and calories. I’m really hoping someone out there can figure out how to make a healthier yet light whipped cream, the closest I found is truwhip. Hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Banana Split Day!

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Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar


  • 1 medium Dole banana, sliced
  • 2/3 cup nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt (Stonyfields)
  • 2 tbsp Hershey’s Lite chocolate syrup
  • 4 tbsp whipped topping
  • 2 cherries for garnish


  1. Place half of the banana slices in the bottom of each jar.
  2. Top each with 1/3 cup of frozen yogurt, then 1 tablespoon each of chocolate syrup.
  3. Finish with with the whipped cream and top with a cherry and get your spoons ready to dig in!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1 6-oz jar

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 8
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 169 calories
  • Total Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 62mg
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Sugar: 27.5g
  • Protein: 3.5g
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