Decadent desserts don't have to do damage to your waistline. This lusciously light version of chocolate pudding is low on calories, and only requires five ingredients to make.

Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups fat-free milk


Heat all the ingredients except for the milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly. Continue to stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and transfer to small dessert cups. Chill and serve.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 152 calories, 6 grams protein, 28 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams dietary fiber, 18 grams sugar, 3 grams total fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 3 milligrams cholesterol, 199 milligrams calcium, 67 milligrams sodium.

From THE BEST LIFE DIET, REVISED AND UPDATED by Bob Greene. Copyright © 2006, 2009 by the Bestlife Corporation. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.


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