Love It, Like It, Hate It – Key Lime Pie Substitutes

Key Lime Pie is super-refreshing, and may seem like a light treat, but the reality is, a modest slice of key lime pie can pack in a day’s worth of added sugar and half a day’s worth of saturated fat!  So in today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’ve got the top picks and worst bets when it comes to satisfying a key lime pie craving!


Love it!

Plain low-fat Greek yogurt mixed with a dash of Sugar Free Lime Jell-O

150 calories, 20 grams protein, 8 grams sugar (naturally-occurring milk sugar; zero added sugar)

Drawback:  Jell-O contains artificial sweeteners & colors, but literally just a fraction of a packet is needed


Like it!

Key Lime-flavored Greek Yogurt – 160 calories, 11 grams protein, 17 grams sugar

Decent protein content, but approximately 10 grams added sugar


Activia Light Key Lime Yogurt – 60 calories, 4 grams protein, 6 grams sugar

No added sugar, but sweetened with artificial sweeteners acesulfame potassium and sucralose (Splenda)

Sugar content is low, but protein content also low; wouldn’t count on it to keep you feeling full for long


Hate it!

Yoplait Key Lime Pie – 140 calories, 5 grams protein, 21 grams sugar


Blue Bunny Fat Free Sherbet – 110 calories, 0 protein, 20 grams sugar in every half-cup

Sugar and corn syrup are first two ingredients after water.  It may be fat-free, but it packs in close to a day’s worth of added sugar in just half a cup


Edwards Key Lime Pie Singles (and really, most variations of key lime pie!)

Per slice: 330 calories, 4 grams protein, 33 grams sugar — also has 11 grams saturated fat