Isn't that just so pretty?
I recently had an opportunity to try the new Special K® low fat granola and blueberry crisps bars through the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program. You can read more about that here.
I love pairing crunchy granola with fruit and thick, creamy homemade Greek style yogurt to make a layered parfait so this was the perfect feature for me. The mere act of straining Greek yogurt increases the protein levels, making it a great, high protein, healthy choice as a meal replacement option.
Unfortunately, granola is generally notorious for it's very high fat content, so a serving can frankly be a bit puny, but with the Special K low fat granola, a serving is a generous 3/4ths cup, so you can indulge a bit. Of course yogurt parfaits are very adaptable, and you don't need a fancy glass to enjoy one either - any cup or container will do. Substitute the fruits and nuts to your own individual taste and put together a gorgeous and healthy yogurt parfait of your own.
Yogurt and Berry Parfait with Granola
From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of mixed berries
2 teaspoons of sugar or sugar substitute
Chiffonade of mint leaves, optional
1 cup of low fat or fat free Greek style yogurt
1/2 cup Special K low fat granola
1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts
Mint leaves to garnish, optional
Mix the blueberries, mixed berries, sugar and mint; stir well and set aside to macerate for about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove 1/2 of the fruit and place it into the bottom of a glass, reserving the juice. Top the fruit with 1/2 of the yogurt and 1/2 of the granola. Continue layers with remaining fruit, yogurt, and granola. Sprinkle walnuts on top and spoon some of the juices over the top. Garnish with a sprig of mint if desired.
About 354 calories, 3.4 grams of fat, and about 7 Weight Watchers points, when made with fat free yogurt.
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