It has always seemed unfair that you could eat sugar free Jello-O but not sugar free pudding. The problem is that sugar free pudding has flour in the mix and flour converts to sugar which can lead to a sugar spike. It may be low calorie, but it will cause the fat truck to run.
Fear not, you can eat pudding. So far, I have found two options:
Option 1: MHP Pudding.
This pudding is not available locally (as far as I know). You can buy it at a GNC or a Vitamin Shoppe type store.
Option 2: Homemade Pudding (admittedly, this does not have as much protein)
I have been experimenting with a homemade pudding. Granted this is NOT exactly like regular homemade pudding, but it is close. My wife said it is "good." In fact, she and I both prefer it over the MHP pudding because it doesn't have an aftertaste. It does, however, act more like a jello (due to the gelatin) than regular pudding. Here is the recipe:
1/4 C Dark Chocolate Cocoa
1/4 C Splenda
1 TBSP Imitation Vanilla
1 pkg unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 C Skim Milk
1/2 C Fat free Half and Half
Wisk the cocoa, splenda, gelatin, and vanilla. Wisk in the milk and blend well. Heat over medium heat until almost boiling. Do not boil as it may hinder the thickening of the gelatin. Remove from heat. Beat egg in a heat resistant bowl. Pour hot mixture into bowl and mix with egg. Pour pudding into serving ramikins or cups. Chill for 3-4 hours or until set. Serve with a dolop of fat free or sugar free cool whip.
Serving size: 1 1/4 C
185 calories (w/dolop of SF or FF cool whip)
11.5 g Impact Carbs
10.5 g Protein