Here’s a healthier version of the ever popular dirt-and-worms dessert. The classic typically calls for pudding, cookie crumb “dirt,” and gummy worms; for the update, you’ll combine Greek yogurt with sugar-free chocolate pudding mix for the base, then top with whole grain cereal for the dirt and add a banana tombstone for a spooky graveyard treat.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 4

Serving Size: 1 parfait

  • Calories: 104
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15g


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup whole grain cereal
  • 1 banana

How To Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt and pudding mix. As you stir, the mixture will become a delicious mousse-like consistency.
  2. Divide yogurt mixture evenly between 4 small individual cups, reserving approximately 2 teaspoons to be used later for piping words on the “tombstone.”
  3. Top each cup with 1 tablespoon cereal. (For our carb count, we used Grape Nuts®. If you use a different cereal, adjust your count accordingly.)
  4. Slice banana in half widthwise, then slice each piece in half again lengthwise. Stick one banana slice into each yogurt cup to represent a tombstone.
  5. Place the reserved yogurt mixture into a small plastic bag and snip off a tiny piece of the corner to create a piping bag. Use it pipe “R.I.P” onto each banana slice.
  6. Chill and serve cold or even slightly frozen.

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