Tucked in a crust, nothing says love from the oven [or freezer!] like pie. Whether it’s a twist on the all-American apple pie or a traditional recipe from your home country, give a healthy makeover to your favorite savory or sweet pie recipe.
While still a treat, it's infused with plenty of health benefits including omega-3's from the walnut crust, antioxidants from the blueberries and protein and calcium from greek yogurt-cream cheese filling.
1 cup walnuts
1 cup graham crackers
4 medjool dates
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
8oz fat-free cream cheese
8oz plain greek yogurt
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 banana, frozen
1 tsp vanilla
8oz Whipped Cream
For the crust: Combine walnuts and graham crackers in food processor and coarsely blend. Add medjool dates and blend about 1 min longer. Place crust mixture in a medium bowl and mix in melted coconut oil. Transfer to prepared pie dish or springform pan and press firmly into the bottom of the pan. Transfer to the freezer to chill for approximately 15 minutes while you prepare your pie filling.
For the filling & topping: Combine all filling ingredients in your food processor and blend until smooth. Pour filling evenly into chilled crust. Top evenly with whipped cream and transfer to freezer. Freeze for 1-2 hours until completely solid. Remove 15 minutes prior to serving and top with additional blueberries as desired!
For additional inspiration on fun yet slightly healthier pie recipes, check out these recipes below contributed by fellow dietitians!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
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